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

  • Watch Michael Stipe perform Bowie's 'The Man Who Sold the World'

    Watch Michael Stipe perform Bowie's 'The Man Who Sold the World'

    Michael Stipe is one of the artists performing at the upcoming tribute concert for David Bowie at Radio City Music Hall (Patti Smith, The Roots, Laurie Anderson and Blondie are among the many others). But Stipe swung by "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday to offer a preview of his...

  • 'Three sisters and a mister' of Haim preview new music and announce tour dates

    'Three sisters and a mister' of Haim preview new music and announce tour dates

    It's been 2 1/2 years since the "three sisters and a mister" of Haim released "Days Are Gone," their widely beloved debut combining L.A.'s soft rock vibes with '90s R&B twists.  But now the Grammy-nominated group has announced another run of shows — one stopping in the L.A. area — and a video with...

  • Daymé Arocena brings exultant Afro-Cuban rumba to Eagle Rock

    Daymé Arocena brings exultant Afro-Cuban rumba to Eagle Rock

    When Daymé Arocena took the stage on Monday night for her Los Angeles debut, the 22-year-old looked resplendent in a white dress and matching headwrap. The backing band for the Havana singer and composer was already out in front of her at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, winding up to play her...

  • Kendrick Lamar and LCD Soundsystem to headline FYF Fest 2016

    Kendrick Lamar and LCD Soundsystem to headline FYF Fest 2016

    This year's FYF Fest will feature a Grammy favorite and a Coachella headliner atop its bill. Kendrick Lamar and LCD Soundsystem will headline the festival, which again hits Exposition Park near downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 27-28. They're two of the highest-profile acts the festival has booked yet,...

  • DJ Avicii retires from touring

    DJ Avicii retires from touring

    The first generation of arena-EDM is losing one of its top touring acts. Avicii, the Swedish producer and DJ born Tim Bergling, announced that he will cease playing live sets after his current round of shows. In a note on Facebook, the 26-year-old wrote that after a cross-country drive through...

  • James Iha plays with Smashing Pumpkins; Axl Rose joins AC/DC in studio

    James Iha plays with Smashing Pumpkins; Axl Rose joins AC/DC in studio

    Two classic early-'90s rock bands, two unlikely collaborations from members old and new.  On Saturday night, the Smashing Pumpkins played a show at the Ace Hotel in downtown L.A. Billy Corgan's longtime rock outfit has constantly toured with various lineups, but this show brought an unexpected...

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