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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

  • Emmys 2015: What time are the Emmy Awards?

    Emmys 2015: What time are the Emmy Awards?

    Which contemporary families will prove triumphant at the Emmys? Whether the moving transgender tale of "Transparent," the popular comedy "Modern Family" or the ensemble prison camaraderie of "Orange Is The New Black," this Sunday's Emmys will make big statements about how America sees itself. The...

  • Around the Clubs: Matrixxman, Lindstrom and more

    Around the Clubs: Matrixxman, Lindstrom and more

    San Francisco has been going through a sea change in the last decade, with moneyed tech workers and development interests threatening to oust the last bastions of its outsider art and music culture.  The San Franciscan producer Matrixxman is firmly on the side of the artists in this fight, but...

  • Lady Gaga's striking new video explores sexual assault on campus

    Lady Gaga's striking new video explores sexual assault on campus

    Lady Gaga's music videos have long explored the darker undersides of sex and relationships, but her new clip for "Til It Happens To You" takes a much more serious turn by addressing sexual assault and how we as a society handle such violence.  The song, co-written with Diane Warren, was released...

  • Kanye West and Arcade Fire announce new singles

    Kanye West and Arcade Fire announce new singles

    It's been a notable week for some of the biggest acts in music releasing between-album singles. Now we've got a couple from two recent Coachella headliners: Kanye West and Arcade Fire. West, never a stranger around here, made like Thom Yorke and slipped a brand new single into a New York Fashion...

  • Keith Richards hints at new Rolling Stones recordings

    Keith Richards hints at new Rolling Stones recordings

    Keith Richards is back in the spotlight with a new solo album and documentary feature, but soon the rest of the Rolling Stones might be joining him in the studio. Richards announced that he and the rest of the Stones -- Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood -- recently met up in London and...

  • Thom Yorke plays new song 'Villain' during Rag & Bone's NYFW show

    Thom Yorke plays new song 'Villain' during Rag & Bone's NYFW show

    When Thom Yorke shows up at New York Fashion Week, it's good odds that he'll be toting new music with him. The Radiohead frontman has provided soundtrack work to the line Rag & Bone at two past shows in 2011 and 2013. Now he's followed that up with the debut of a new solo song during the line's...

  • Kanye West will broadcast Yeezy Season Two fashion show in theaters

    Kanye West will broadcast Yeezy Season Two fashion show in theaters

    Just in the last few months, Kanye's gone from wilding all over FYF to running for president at the VMAs; from "808s" at the Bowl to, now, a theater near you. The rapper/pop culture lodestar has announced Yeezy Season Two, a followup to the first installment of his eponymous fashion line in collaboration...

  • Kendrick Lamar writes tribute to Tupac Shakur on the anniversary of his death

    Kendrick Lamar writes tribute to Tupac Shakur on the anniversary of his death

    Kendrick Lamar has, in ways more subtle and quite explicit, spent his career in conversation with Tupac Shakur. Lamar is the North Star of a new generation of L.A. hip-hop artists who grew up with Shakur's ruminative '90s catalog, and who are updating its themes for contemporary times. To judge...

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