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.
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Wet & Reckless, Wyatt Blair harvard & STone “No one is expecting me at home/No one’s calling hospitals or waiting by the phone,” Emily Wilder sings on “Suicide Mission,” one of eight tartly delivered garage-pop gems on Wet & Reckless’ debut full-l...
16 days ago | Rocking Unironically
Stone Temple Pilots are forging ahead with new lead singer Chester Bennington, who joined the band in 2013 after they fired Scott Weiland. Today the band announced a spring tour with Bennington at the mic, presumably performing classic STP materia...
17 days ago | Last Night
Sparks The Theatre at Ace Hotel Sunday, February 15 It's not easy being a Sparks fan. Over the course of their four-decade career, L.A.-bred brothers Russell and Ron Mael have thrived on defying expectations, constantly reinventing themselves and ...
23 days ago | Longform
From the living room of his house, high up in the Hollywood Hills, Billy Idol gazes out across the Los Angeles Basin, remembering when the city was on fire. "Even in the daytime, you could see the smoke," he says, describing his bird's-eye view of...
25 days ago | Awards Shows
It's good fun to laugh at the Grammys' expense. Of all the major award shows, it's the one that seems perennially the least culturally relevant, the most out of touch — the one that showers trophies on one-hit wonders, aging jazz artists, whi...