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

  • 'The Mummy' buried at box office by 'Wonder Woman'

    'The Mummy' buried at box office by 'Wonder Woman'

    For the second week in a row, “Wonder Woman” has the U.S. box office all tied up. The Gal Gadot-starring blockbuster from Warner Bros. and DC Comics once again claimed the top domestic slot for the weekend, taking in $57.18 million to bring its 10-day total to $205 million, according to ComScore....

  • How Phoenix managed to stay joyful in troubled times

    How Phoenix managed to stay joyful in troubled times

    On the night of the terrorist attacks that roiled Paris in November 2015, the French rock band Phoenix’s guitarist, Christian Mazzalai, was recording in a studio. The facility went on lockdown after news broke that gunmen had stormed the Bataclan, a beloved neighborhood concert hall. By the end...

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