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

  • Prince given a worthy tribute by the BET Awards

    Prince given a worthy tribute by the BET Awards

    Prince hated tributes. He yanked covers of his music off YouTube, and generally loathed it when people played his songs. How could he not? Excepting Sinead O’Connor, were they ever remotely up to par with the original?  But it’s hard to imagine that he wouldn’t have been pleased on some cosmic...

  • Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar open the BET Awards with a rebellious performance

    Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar open the BET Awards with a rebellious performance

    If Beyoncé’s “Formation” video was all about the proverbial water rising, then she turned the faucets on again for her introduction to the BET Awards on Sunday. In a powerful, politically and aesthetically charged opening number at the awards, Beyoncé joined Kendrick Lamar for a performance of...

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