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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

  • In a festival-heavy market, Echo Park Rising has thrived while its peers have downsized

    In a festival-heavy market, Echo Park Rising has thrived while its peers have downsized

    Echo Park Rising began six years ago as a hail-mary pass to salvage another free music festival. After the popular Sunset Junction fest in Silver Lake collapsed at the last minute in 2011, the concert promoter Spaceland Presents cobbled together a scrappy, free festival of mostly local acts. It...

  • What to listen to now: Alice Glass and Aaron Dilloway

    What to listen to now: Alice Glass and Aaron Dilloway

    A weekly roundup of must-hear music from The Times’ pop staff. Alice Glass, “Without Love” (Loma Vista). It’s been a long, slow burn waiting for a debut solo album from the former Crystal Castles singer Alice Glass. The singer endured an ugly separation from her old project (“I’ve been waiting...

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