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

  • Loretta Lynn releases video for 'Lay Me Down,' her Willie Nelson duet

    Loretta Lynn releases video for 'Lay Me Down,' her Willie Nelson duet

    News of Loretta Lynn's first new album in over a decade was cause for celebration. Now one of its most significant tracks, Lynn's duet with Willie Nelson "Lay Me Down," has a tender but stark new video. The song is gentle-tempered but forthright acknowledgment of mortality for the two artists,...

  • At the L.A. debut of Discwoman's club night, women set the tone

    At the L.A. debut of Discwoman's club night, women set the tone

    In 2015, the lineup at the EDM-centric Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas — America's largest music festival — sported 199 acts. Eight of them were women. That's a figure so disparate that it's almost comical, but it's far from atypical in contemporary dance music. It also embodies one of the...

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