Andy Hermann

Andy Hermann

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.

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  • 7 days ago | Festivals

    Dance party crew Desert Hearts announced the lineup for their three-year anniversary party today, and it's the biggest signal yet that the DJ collective-turned-festival promoters have become major players in the SoCal dance music scene. Headliners...

  • 8 days ago | Last Night

    Van Halen taught me how to be cool. No, that's a lie. I was never cool, especially not as a high school freshman, when I bought 1984 on vinyl at Sam Goody's at the mall in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. I was so uncool that I was almost too shy...

  • 13 days ago

    When McCabe's Guitar Shop is not hosting some of the best folk and acoustic concerts in town, this charmingly cluttered Santa Monica institution (in business since 1958) offers the best selection of stringed instruments in town. Its collection of ...

  • 13 days ago

    These days, it seems, Southern California churns out new music festivals faster than reality TV shows. While some recent arrivals, such as Burgerama and CRSSD, have found success, most have faltered, including such ill-fated ventures as Made in Am...

  • 13 days ago

    Glendale isn't usually thought of as a hotbed for experimental music, but maybe it should be. Besides being home to Complex, the L.A. area's best club for metal and industrial, the Jewel City also is the base of operations for Deathbomb Arc, a lab...


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