August Brown Staff Writer
  • Los Angeles
  • LA Times

August Brown covers pop music, the music industry and nightlife policy at the Los Angeles Times.

81 Articles
2 days ago
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The 100 best songs of 2022 (complete with playlist!)

From Alex G to Bailey Zimmerman, unknowns to superduperstars, pop-country to post-drill, these are our favorite bange...

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19 days ago
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Ticketmaster to Swifties: Our bad. Congress to Ticketmaster: That's not good enough

Ticketmaster released a statement meant to assuage Taylor Swift fans shut out from purchasing Eras tickets. Next: A p...

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19 days ago
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He was a young tech entrepreneur, and Kanye West wanted to partner with him. What could go wrong?

When Ye released 'Donda 2,' you could only hear it through a device called the Stem Player. Its creator, Alex Klein, ...

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about 2 months ago
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Fashion house Balenciaga cuts ties with Kanye West

'Balenciaga has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist,' the brand's par...

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about 2 months ago
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Does anyone still want to be in the Kanye West business?

After a week in which West promoted antisemitism and white supremacy, his business partners, from Adidas to Def Jam, ...

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2 months ago
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Gov. Newsom signs bill restricting use of rap lyrics in criminal trials

The bill restricts the use of artists' lyrics in criminal trials and has been championed by the hip-hop community, th...

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3 months ago
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5 takeaways from Blackpink's new 'Born Pink' album

Does 'Born Pink' mark a turning point in the K-pop group's illustrious career, or an end point?

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3 months ago
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Feist leaves Arcade Fire tour following sexual misconduct allegations against Win Butler

After opening one show for the band in Dublin, Feist wrote on Instagram, 'I'm claiming my responsibility now and goin...

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3 months ago
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Hip-hop festival Rolling Loud will throw first-ever concert at Inglewood's Hollywood Park

The revamped grounds, adjacent to SoFi Stadium, will play host to the L.A. edition of the hip-hop mega-fest in March ...

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3 months ago
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The 28 essential albums and concerts you need to check out this fall

From artists redefining the term 'rock star' like Harry Styles and Steve Lacy, to OG's such as Stevie Nicks and Elton...

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4 months ago
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New K-pop festival planned for Rose Bowl in October

KAMP Los Angeles will feature performances from Monsta X, Kai, Super Junior, BamBam, Jeon Somi and more.

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4 months ago
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Sex pods? Long sleeves? Californians try to cut monkeypox risk while waiting for shots

Gay and bisexual men, transgender people and others worried about monkeypox are strategizing to protect themselves as...

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