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.
1 day ago | Festivals
The Long Beach Press-Telegram is reporting that musician/promoter Josh Fischel, creator of the Music Tastes Good festival that took place in Long Beach just last weekend, died Thursday. He was 47. A spokesman for Music Tastes Good, Mark Magdaleno,...
1 day ago | Yay for Humanity
You like world peace and rock & roll, don't you? Then for those of you not making the trek out to Oldchella next weekend, here's a show for a good cause that's well worth putting on your calendar. In honor of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, ...
5 days ago | Festivals
In its first year, Long Beach's new music and food festival, Music Tastes Good, made some rookie mistakes. Attendance was sluggish, especially during the day (though some of that was no doubt attributable to the heat). Sets started late and were s...
5 days ago | Hip-Hop
Awhile back, we asked rapper and L.A. Weekly contributor James "Nocando" McCall if he could give us his take on the continued police killings of unarmed black people, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement that has arisen to protest them. Inst...
8 days ago | Hip-Hop
Ty Dolla $ign is keeping busy. Less than a year after the release of his major-label debut album, Free TC, the singer/rapper/songwriter/producer is back with a new collection called Campaign. And as you can probably guess from the title, he's got ...
9 days ago | Drugs
L.A.-based producer/DJ Kaskade has released a statement in response to a recent L.A. Times article about Hard's decision not to hold its annual Day of the Dead electronic music festival, accusing the paper of "salacious" coverage of recent dr...