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 | Sex
James Franco's creative output is so prolific, the man must never sleep. And maybe he should. When he's not busy acting, directing, screenwriting, teaching high school kids, ruining animated children's films with his distractingly sexy voice and w...
2 days ago | Festivals
Before taking over lead vocals for a few cumbias during Chicano Batman's Friday night set at Echo Park Rising, bassist Eduardo Arenas shouted out the backyard party culture of L.A.'s Latino community. "We used to have them right here in Echo Park,...
7 days ago | Festivals
Like many great ideas, the Echo Park Rising festival was born out of necessity. In 2011, following the last-minute cancelation of the long-running Sunset Junction street fair, Spaceland Presents talent buyer Liz Garo's phone started ringing. "Ther...
13 days ago | Politics
President Obama dropped his second annual summer playlist this week, sparking another round of speculation as to whether the leader of the free world just gets his staff to put these things together, or if he really is cool enough to know who Chan...
22 days ago | Rock
Even over the phone, you can practically hear Mike Odd rubbing his hands together with glee. "We think this could be an amazing, cataclysmic combination," he says, laughing his infectious cackle of a laugh. "If you’ve never seen a yeti rock band, ...