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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  • 5 hours 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...

  • 5 days ago

    In our style-conscious city, it's hard to find the middle ground between Supercuts and high-end stylists that can set you back half a paycheck. That's what makes Crop, an appointment-only, one-chair salon tucked away in the Garvanza section of Hig...

  • 5 days ago

    At a recent edition of Night Bass, the VIP section was mostly deserted. No surprise: AC Slater's monthly at the intimate Sound Nightclub is for people who want to mix it up and get sweaty on the dance floor, not for the bottle-service crowd. Slate...

  • 5 days ago

    At most rooftop bars in L.A., the dramatic views are partially obstructed by d-bags in Ed Hardy shirts. The Ace's Upstairs Bar is no exception, but somehow their presence is more tolerable thanks to sophisticated decor, strong cocktails and some o...

  • 5 days ago

    Burbank probably isn't the first place you think of when you're looking for a romantic date spot with million-dollar views. But that's exactly what makes the Castaway such a hidden gem. Perched above a golf course in the Verdugo Mountains, this va...

  • 5 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 ...


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