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 days ago | Last Night
Puddles Pity Party The Troubadour Friday, January 23, 2015 The man with the clown in his face probably did not expect this. Even for fans of Puddles Pity Party, it's a startling experience to find yourself inches from a six-foot-eight bald man in ...
7 days ago | Last Night
Between Belle and Sebastian's disco-tastic new single "The Party Line" and the cheekily celebratory title of their new album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, a lot of fans have been wondering, with some trepidation, whether their favorite Glaswe...
9 days ago | Music Bidness
Hey, music industry. We need to talk. I know you’ve been having a rough go of it lately, what with declining album sales and measly streaming revenues and that U2 stunt pissing off roughly 499 million iTunes users. I understand that you’re trying ...
10 days ago | Culture Wars
Within the electronic dance music community, the term “EDM” is a controversial one — which probably seems weird to outsiders, since it’s literally just an acronym for “electronic dance music.” So what’s the big deal? Most of the debate centers aro...
15 days ago | Stuff Music Critics Like
Every December, L.A. Weekly's sister publication the Village Voice polls some 600 music critics and journalists (including several Weekly editors and contributors) to create Pazz + Jop, the mother of all year-end best-of lists. It's so massiv...
19 days ago | Coachella
After Tuesday's lineup announcement, three-day passes for both weekends of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival went on sale Wednesday, Jan. 7 at Noon. By 12:40 p.m., they had sold out, making this year's Coachella the fastest-selling to...