Andy Hermann has written for L.A. Weekly since 2012 and joined the staff as music editor in 2014. Previously he was the national music editor for Metromix and managing editor for ArtistDirect. His work has also appeared in XLR8R, the Daily Dot, Diffuser.fm, and the Boston Phoenix among others. He lives in Highland Park and still holds out hope for a Talking Heads reunion.
3 hours ago | Festivals
These days, in most genres of music — especially rock, as demonstrated by last year's wildly successful, female-focused Burger a-Go-Go festival — women are just as active as men. So why are so many major music festivals still big, hairy bro-...
3 days ago | Premiere
Singer-songwriter Jon DeRosa marches to the beat of his own drum. After losing most of his hearing in his right ear, the New Jersey native switched from the gothy folk-rock of his acclaimed band Dead Leaves Rising to the ambient soundscapes of his...
5 days ago | EDM
Hard Summer announced its 2015 lineup today, and it looks like another good one. The Weeknd will headline day one of the two-day festival, fresh from blowing people's minds at Coachella by bringing out his buddy Kanye West. Saturday will also feat...
5 days ago | Coachella
Playing Coachella at 2:30 p.m. on a Saturday is no easy task. Half the attendees aren't even there yet; the ones who are tend to be nursing hangovers from the night before, or conserving their energy for that evening's headliners, or both. It's al...
9 days ago | Art
One of the most-talked about art installations at this year's Coachella has been the Corporate Headquarters, a three-story structure smack-dab in the middle of the festival, with a helicopter perched on top. Inside the structure, actors dressed in...
14 days ago | Coachella
L.A. Weekly's Coachella team had a blast rocking out to AC/DC, getting our swerve on in the craft beer garden and stepping over passed-out bros in the Sahara tent. But we would have had an even better time if we had gone into the weekend armed wit...