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.
13 hours ago | Wine
For the last few years, a low-key revolution has been taking hold in California winemaking. After decades of increasingly high-alcohol cabs and syrahs, syrupy-sweet merlots and zinfandels, and overly oaked, buttery chardonnays, a new generation of...
8 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...
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16 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...
17 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 ...