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.
2 days ago | Festivals
Good news for SoCal metal fans: Knotfest returns this fall for a second year to San Manuel Amphitheater and Campgrounds in San Bernardino. While there's no word yet whether host band Slipknot will once again attempt to permeate the festival ground...
10 days ago | EDM
Tucked away amidst the chaos of EDC Vegas is Palace Blue, a collection of curving domes supported by bamboo spires, inspired – according to the festival guidebook – “by the Hagia Sophia cathedral in Instanbul.” That description may be a stretch, b...
11 days ago | EDM
It’s Friday night at EDC Las Vegas, and at the Circuit Grounds stage, as is the custom at all of today’s EDM events, the crowd is facing the DJ booth. There, high above the tightly packed dance floor, a Russian DJ named Arty builds the music to a ...
15 days ago | EDM
With eight stages and over 200 scheduled performers, figuring out who to see and where to go at EDC Vegas can be a bewildering task. Sure, you want to be there with all the masses when Disclosure and Calvin Harris go on. But what to do before then...
15 days ago | Let's Talk Iconic L.A. Music Venues
At a desk covered in flowers and tour riders sits Donna Busch, the woman most responsible for putting the Fonda Theatre at the top of L.A. Weekly's list of the 50 best live music venues in Los Angeles. From the bartenders to security to the sound ...
20 days ago | Goodbye
British actor Christopher Lee, who passed away this week at the age of 93, will be remembered for many iconic roles, including Sauron in The Lord of the Rings, Dracula in the classic 1958 film version and several sequels, and Scaramanga in the 197...