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.
4 hours ago | EDM
ABC 7 News has reported that two unidentified women died of "suspected drug overdoses" at the HARD Summer Festival on Saturday. Their names were not immediately released. The deaths were separate incidents. The first woman, an 18-year-old, reporte...
9 days ago | EDM
Trance, that much-maligned EDM genre built around uplifting (aka "cheesy," to its many detractors) melodies, chugging rhythms and long, slow builds, refuses to go away. After over a decade of taking a backseat — at least here in the States — to ev...
11 days ago | Clubland
Only the biggest names get to host stages at EDC Vegas: Carl Cox. Z-Trip. Bassrush. AC Slater. (No, not the Saved by the Bell character.) "I couldn’t believe they let me do it," admits Slater, the founder of Night Bass, the L.A.-based label and mo...
12 days ago | EDM
Two months after shutting down a three-block stretch of Broadway for his "LAoki" party — co-signed by his new BFF, Eric Garcetti — Steve Aoki has released an official "aftermovie" showing highlights from the Scion-sponsored May 16 event. Over 7,00...
16 days ago | EDM
It's official: Electric Daisy Carnival is taking over the planet. After already expanding into Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.K. and, later this year, Brazil, Insomniac's flagship EDM festival will cross the Pacific in 2016 for its first iteration in ...
20 days ago | EDM
Just seven months after making its debut, San Diego's CRSSD Festival is returning to that city's Waterfront Park this October for another two-day blowout of dance music, DJs and electronic-leaning live acts. Already, Southern California's best new...