Mark McDermott

The return of the Toad

Toad the Wet Sprocket was, and occasionally still is, a rock and roll band. But Toad was also an unusually varied enterprise, an adventure, and a fleeting phenomenon in its own right.

Toad the Wet Sprocket play Brixton South Bay on the Redondo Beach pier on Thursday night.

 Easy Reader Staff

Most fashionable Best of the Beach winner gather at Shade

Photos by David D’Angelo Hermosa Beach photographer David D’Angelo gathered our most fashionable BOB winners at Shade, this year’s returning Best Hotel winner, to show off why they are so popular. Voters showed us that when it comes to style, there are a few people and places they trust year after year. Arnil Pabalan and […]

 Kevin Cody

Best of the Beach 2010: Entertainment

Live music is enjoying a resurgence in the South Bay, and Saint Rocke’s Allen Sanford is leading the charge.

 Mark McDermott

Let loose the horses

Indie supergroup The Rescues play Saint Rocke Tuesday night.

 Mark McDermott

Indie supergroup The Rescues play Saint Rocke March 9

 Mark McDermott

Flowers and feathers

Designers Bill McCrea and Gemma Del Rio create art you can wear, weaved from the lives they have led.

 Easy Reader Staff

Earthquake beach – When will the Big One strike here?

As massive earthquakes strike Haiti and Chile, and cautious officials issue tsunami advisories even on our own local shores, the question resurfaces: When will the Big One strike here? Top seismologists warn that a great quake, one measuring 7.5 or greater on the Richter scale, is sure to one day shake Southern California with a […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Tracey Weiss challenges viewers to confront assumptions about art

“It’s kind of ironic,” says Tracey Weiss. “I started as a painter, I discovered ceramics, and now I make ceramic sculptures of paintings. I’ve come full-circle.” This is going to sound a little confusing at first, but bear with me. There’s a big payoff at the end. “I’m letting ceramics pose as paintings so they’re […]