Los Angeles Times

August Brown

Writer

August Brown has covered pop music and nightlife at the Los Angeles Times since 2005. He has written extensively on electronic dance music, hip-hop, K-Pop, noise music and many other genres, and can reliably locate the best dive bar within a one-mile radius of any point in L.A. County. Once, as a wiseacre adolescent, he was almost cast opposite Burt Reynolds in an early '90s buddy-cop comedy, and really wishes that had panned out. 

Recent Articles

  • Green Day announces its first album in four years: 'Revolution Radio'

    Green Day announces its first album in four years: 'Revolution Radio'

    The pop-punk trio Green Day tends to show up with new music around volatile election seasons, and 2016 will be no different. The band has announced a new 12-track album, “Revolution Radio,” due out Oct. 7 on longtime label Reprise.  The record is the first since 2012’s album-trilogy, “Uno!,” “Dos!”...

  • President Obama made you a summer travel mixtape that includes Prince and Fiona Apple

    President Obama made you a summer travel mixtape that includes Prince and Fiona Apple

    After this season’s election tumult, Barack Obama is 100% ready to hit the road toward somewhere sunny and far away that serves myriad frozen adult beverages. Just listen to his latest Spotify playlists. The White House has released two new Obama-approved summer playlists — one for daytime and one...

  • 'Let's Get It On': Family of Marvin Gaye co-writer sues Ed Sheeran for copyright infringement

    'Let's Get It On': Family of Marvin Gaye co-writer sues Ed Sheeran for copyright infringement

    The heirs of a co-writer on Marvin Gaye’s seductive soul smash “Let’s Get It On” have sued Ed Sheeran, saying he lifted fundamental elements of the Motown artist’s composition. The family of Ed Townsend said that Sheeran’s hit “Thinking Out Loud” borrowed substantial core elements from Gaye’s hit....

  • Flight of the Conchords, Weird Al headline Festival Supreme

    Flight of the Conchords, Weird Al headline Festival Supreme

    Once again, it’s business time for Festival Supreme. The annual comedy-and-music festival, which has grown to be one of the most popular comedy events in L.A., will return for its fourth year on Oct. 29 to the Shrine Expo Hall and Grounds near downtown L.A. Tickets go on sale Friday. The headliners...

  • Bon Iver to debut new music at Wisconsin festival

    Bon Iver to debut new music at Wisconsin festival

    After a heart-rending week for surprise Friday album drops (why, why no Frank Ocean?), Bon Iver is out to make it right. The Grammy-winning singer born Justin Vernon has announced that he’ll perform a set of all new music at his own Eaux Claires festival in Wisconsin on Friday. There’s no word...

  • Watch a preview of Flying Lotus' directorial debut 'Royal'

    Watch a preview of Flying Lotus' directorial debut 'Royal'

    This weekend, the beat-music staple Flying Lotus will make his directorial debut at the Sundance Next Fest at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Lotus’ aesthetic has always been heavily cinematic. His many videos and live installations, particularly with director Kahlil Joseph, are some of...

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