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.
5 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...
6 days ago | Coachella
It's Saturday night at Coachella, and inside the 145-foot structure nicknamed the "Big Fish," the party is in full swing. Ooah, one-third of electronic group The Glitch Mob, has just taken the decks and is dropping a bass-heavy set that has the ec...
7 days ago | Coachella
Steely Dan fans get a bad rep for being snobby jazzbos who only like eight-minute songs with saxophone solos and overuse the word "musicianship." Which is probably why the Internet's collective mind was blown when it was announced they would be pe...
10 days ago | Coachella
We get it, Coachella. You've got over 100 acts and only about 36 hours to cram them all onto your six stages, so there's bound to be some overlap. And for the most part, you do a good job of putting acts head-to-head that have little chance of can...
11 days ago | Hip-Hop
Before he launched his rap career as one-half of the acclaimed duo U-N-I, Thurz was just another kid from Inglewood, growing up with a single mom and a few J. Dilla and Tribe Called Quest records. "Right Now," the third single off his excellent De...
13 days ago