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.
5 days ago | Bars
L.A. is a city full of transplants. Every Thanksgiving, a few pack their bags and head back to the Midwest for Turkey dinner at grandma's house. Locals hunker down, save the dog sitter expense, and drink an exorbitant amount of cheap booze with th...
6 days ago | Pop Music. Ever Heard of It?
As you've probably heard by now, Adele Adkins is well on her way to shattering every sales record ever with her third album, 25. After staying almost completely out of the public eye for three years, she's suddenly everywhere, dishing out magazine...
12 days ago | Bars
On a recent windy Tuesday afternoon, national park ranger Anthony Bevilacqua stood in Upstairs, the Ace Hotel's rooftop bar, gazing through a pair of binoculars up at the historic building's Spanish Gothic tower. "Yeah, that's a kestrel," he final...
13 days ago | Rock
This morning, Eagles of Death Metal issued their first public statement since last Friday regarding that day's terrorist attack on their concert at Le Bataclan theater in Paris. At least 89 people lost their lives at the theater, including the ban...
16 days ago | Rock
Nick Alexander, a 36-year-old veteran concert merchandise manager from Britain, was among those killed in the terrorist attack on Le Bataclan theater in Paris on Friday during an Eagles of Death Metal concert. Alexander's family confirmed he was a...
17 days ago