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.
24 hours ago | Gathering of the Juggalos
Juggalos know how to hustle. At their annual Gathering, just about anything you could ever possibly need to have a good time, from drugs and booze to more, uh, creative fare, is available for purchase from wicked clowns advertising their wares via...
2 days ago | Gathering of the Juggalos
Of all the ways I thought I would be describing my first Gathering of the Juggalos, "like my first rave" was not on the short list. But after less than 24 hours among the fans of Insane Clown Posse, that's how I'm feeling. It's like I've traveled ...
5 days ago | Gathering of the Juggalos
After a much-needed two-year hiatus from the madness that is Insane Clown Posse's annual Gathering of the Juggalos festival, we're happy to report that this year, we're going back. L.A. Weekly is off to Thornville, Ohio for the Gathering, whi...
10 days ago | Festivals
Orange County rockers The Growlers have announced the lineup for the fifth installment of Beach Goth, and it's clear that they remain committed to expanding the sounds of their ever-growing festival far beyond the punk, garage and psych-rock that ...
10 days ago | Road Trips 2016
Two decades ago, Paso Robles was just a sleepy, Western-themed town on the 101 freeway with a few dozen wineries. Today the region, halfway between L.A. and San Francisco, boasts more than 200 of them — and many are producing wines that give Napa,...
12 days ago | Lists
In a way, it's fitting that the former home of Tower Records on Sunset is now a showroom for Gibson guitars. As much as the music industry has transformed (or, some would argue, declined) over the past couple decades, guitars never go out of style...