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 […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Count Eugène de Panthémont of Belgium discusses art and food, and women

Raising my glass, I looked across the table and grinned: “Welcome back! Here’s to another adventure with Count Eugène de Panthémont! The Count winced. “You Americans don’t know the first thing about pronunciation.”

 Kevin Cody

Diane’s Beachwear: From Manhattan to everywhere

Brilliant colors and splashes of light set the mood for this season’s swim preview. This summers looks come alive in a sizzling walk against the Hermosa Beach nightscape. by Kristie Jorfald. Diane’s Beachwear began in spring of 1962. Their first store was Mickie’s Swim Shop next to the Manhattan Beach Pier. The tiny, 150-square-foot store opened by Diane’s mother Mickie […]