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 | 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 ...
2 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...
3 days ago | Festivals
This weekend's Music Tastes Good festival in Long Beach brings with it some top-notch headliners spanning several generations of rock, pop, Latin and hip-hop artists, from veteran acts such as The Specials, Squeeze, Living Colour and De La Soul to...
4 days ago | Hard
Hard Day of the Dead, the Halloween-themed dance music festival that has for many years served as a smaller fall companion to Hard Summer, will not take place this year, according to various sources. The news was first reported last Friday by the ...
13 days ago | Hip-Hop
Fashion, hip-hop and pop culture magazine Complex is getting into the festival business. And they're doing it in Long Beach. Mark Ecko's popular media platform is gearing up for the launch of its first annual ComplexCon, which is coming to Long Be...
22 days ago