Entertainment

 Mark McDermott

The fellowship of the harp


The Blues Harp Blowout at Brixton Saturday features three masters of the instrument — Kim Wilson, Rod Piazza, and Mark Hummel.

 Easy Reader Staff

Fitting misfits: Re:Style has clothed South Bay punks for 30 years

The year was 1980. An explosive punk rock scene was taking off. The influence of British punk and new wave music had traveled half way around the world to Hermosa Beach. Local kids who embraced the movement imitated it not only in music, but also in fashion, outwardly expressing their newfound defiance against the norm. […]

 Kevin Cody

100 Monkeys slow down at Saint Rocke Fri. Feb. 5

 Kevin Cody

“The Good Soldier Schweik”


When brilliant composers die young, whether it’s Bizet or Gershwin and especially Mozart, people wonder what they might have accomplished had they lived longer. Robert Kurka died in 1957, at age 35, before the premiere of his sole opera, “The Good Soldier Schweik.”

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Old World, new approach

“I’ve had a lifelong interest in mythology,” says Seamus Ryan. “[Unlike] other photographers who just take pictures, I imagine a picture first, then I take a lot of pictures to create the picture I want. With this one” – and he points to “The World Tree,” a coastal view with ravens – “I knew I […]

 Kevin Cody

Trace Bundy and Sungha Jung at Live At The Lounge.

by Fred Milani

The budding South Bay acoustic music scene got another bolt of lightning from the sold-out, performances of master fingerstyle guitarists Trace Bundy and Sungha Jung at Live At The Lounge

 Easy Reader Staff

Keith Morris – Wild in the Streets

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the infamous Black Flag show at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach that turned into a storm of thrown foodstuffs, shouted obscenities, and angry picnickers, and the exhibition of punk-rock art that’s scheduled to grace the walls of the Hermosa Historical Museum next month, we asked Keith Morris to […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Colorful art by Sasha Marie Barnard is on view Saturday in Manhattan Beach

Colorful art by Sasha Marie Barnard is on view Saturday in Manhattan Beach

“The shining light of angels empowers me to see revealed mastery in every texture, shape or form that I encounter… God’s light energizes me so that I may inspire others.”