Mark McDermott

A gypsy jazz country rock bluegrass guitar virtuoso comes to town

John Jorgenson has played with Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bob Dylan, Earl Scruggs, and Johnny Cash. He won a Grammy with Brad Paisley and acted with Penelope Cruz. The guitarist makes a special appearance in Manhattan Beach this week.

 Easy Reader Staff

More than a name : The Advent of Fartbarf

Three freaky ape men donning orange NASA jumpsuits, singing in robotic voices and jamming intensely unique waves of sound on complex electronic equipment – this is what erupts from the stage during a Fartbarf experience. Yes, they’re called Fartbarf. They wear grotesque ape masks and usually sport NASA jumpsuits with the occasional jet-pack, though they […]

 Mark McDermott

A Bard in the hand

CLOSBC makes its first attempt at Shakespeare with ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ THESEUS: Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour Draws on apace; four happy days bring in Another moon: but, O, methinks, how slow This old moon wanes! she lingers my desires, Like to a step-dame or a dowager Long withering out a young man […]

 Mark McDermott

Gilby Clarke rides again

Gilby Clarke picked up the phone one day in 1991 to find Slash on the other end. Guns N’ Roses needed a guitar player. Clarke quickly auditioned – he was the only guitarist asked – and suddenly found himself joining the biggest rock n’ roll band on Earth. His first gig was in an arena […]

 Mark McDermott

Zola Moon unleashing her new album [VIDEO]

 Easy Reader Staff

Dirty Hippie Radio: Best Punk Show Ever

The largest mosh pit I’ve ever seen: a guy blasting vomit through his fingers, women slipping in pee, a fight, and plastic cups. The South Bay is a punk-hungry community; Strung Out fed the people. All in all, the Strung Out show at Brixton last Saturday night was perfect for nostalgia-seeking punk music fans. “The […]

 Randy Angel

Locals dominate AAU tournaments

by Randy Angel Young beach volleyball players from the Beach Cities have ruled the courts of Dockweiler Beach this season winning 63 medals, including 19 gold, at the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Spring Classic and Isidore B. Dockweiler Open tournaments. The Spring Classic Open kicked off the local tournament season and the Dockweiler Open marked […]

 Mark McDermott

The Particle People parting party

A revered jam band reunites with its former guitarist after losing two of its biggest fans A short history of a surreptitiously big band: It began in the middle of a night near the turn of this century on a boat under the Golden Gate Bridge. A keyboard player, a bassist, a guitarist, and a […]