Kevin Cody

Opinion: Saint Rocke’s Concerts on the Beach say goodbye to Hermosa Beach

Opinion: Saint Rocke’s Concerts on the Beach say goodbye to Hermosa Beach

Thank you to the people of Hermosa Beach for allowing our business, Saint Rocke, to bucket list throwing amazing live concerts on the beach every summer for the past decade. It’s been a tremendously rewarding experience and we’re saddened that this summer was our last year producing the Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts.

 Judy Rae

Half a century, and the orchestra plays on

Half a century, and the orchestra plays on

Peninsula Symphony president John Williams describes how they keep the music going

 Kevin Cody

Lobster Rock rocks Redondo Beach Lobster Festival

Lobster Rock rocks Redondo Beach Lobster Festival

The two decades old lobster festival at the Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach moved into the present this weekend, under new promoters Mike Bourchard and Dave Tardiff.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

When dreams came true… in Carnegie Hall

When dreams came true… in Carnegie Hall

Conductor Joanna Medawar Nachef takes 120 South Bay singers to New York to perform in ‘a hall that sings back’

 Judy Rae

Beach music – South Bay Summer Concerts

Beach music – South Bay Summer Concerts

Summer of music line-up

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Saloon celebrates Johnny Cash’s birthday with Humble Harry

Hermosa Saloon celebrates Johnny Cash’s birthday with Humble Harry

Humble Harry and Alyssa Barron rock the Hermosa Saloon singing Johnny Cash’s and June Carter’s “Jackson,” in celebration of Johnny Cash’s birthday

 Ryan McDonald

South Bay Jam takes root at Standing Room in Hermosa Beach

South Bay Jam takes root at Standing Room in Hermosa Beach

Every Thursday, Barclay Roach plays a variety of music that is as head-spinning as it is head-bobbing. From punk to jazz, the South Bay Jam has evolved over the past year to incorporate a rotating crew of dozens of musicians and hundreds of songs.

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the hill – Asia America Symphony

Spotlight on the hill – Asia America Symphony

Starbright boutique

 Kevin Cody

Linkin Park’s Bennington performed for Palos Verdes Peninsula school kids

Linkin Park’s Bennington performed for Palos Verdes Peninsula school kids

At a 2016 concert in Palos Verdes for local school kids, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington joined fellow rock stars and the Palos Verdes High choir in singing Bob Dylan’s elegiac “Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” On Thursday, Bennington was found dead in his Palos Verdes Estates home, of an apparent suicide.

 Kevin Cody

Carjacking suspect decides not to carjack Pennywise guitarist in Redondo Beach

Carjacking suspect decides not to carjack Pennywise guitarist in Redondo Beach

“It looked like he was reaching for the driver side door handle and I thought for a moment he was coming for my truck. But if he was, he changed his mind when we made eye contact,” said Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge. Dragge is 6-foot-5, 300 pounds.

 Kevin Cody

Tenor Dennis McNeil performs Valentine’s Day concert at The Lounge, Hermosa Beach

Tenor Dennis McNeil performs Valentine’s Day concert at The Lounge, Hermosa Beach

Tenor Dennis McNeil and keyboard player Ed Martel presented a concert of love songs in celebration of Valentine’s Day at The Lounge in Hermosa Beach

 Kevin Cody

Singer/songwriter John Brown releases “Christmas at the Beach”

Singer/songwriter John Brown releases “Christmas at the Beach”

Singer/Songwriter John Brown continues his contributions to local holiday music with a newly released song celebrating “Christmas at the Beach.”

 Kevin Cody

Dirk Hamilton returns to South Bay for Alva’s show

Dirk Hamilton returns to South Bay for Alva’s show

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Dirk Hamilton performed regularly at the now legendary Sweetwater in Redondo Beach. He returns to the South Bay this Saturday, November 19 for a performance at Alva’s in San Pedro. He recently released “Touch and Go,” recorded and produced by Rob Laufer.)

 Ryan McDonald

Live on arrival: Hermosa Beach’s Kevin Sousa returns to Pier Plaza, with a new EP in tow

by Ryan McDonald   Flick the volume knob far enough to the right, and the first sound you will hear on “Wait, What?,” the new EP from Kevin Sousa, is the faint murmur of a steady rain. In a state suffering through a five-year drought that even El Niño couldn’t slake, that may qualify as […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts Por Favor, Hermosa Brett Dennen conjures California by way of shimmer and shine

  Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts Por Favor, Hermosa Brett Dennen conjures California by way of shimmer and shine by Rachel Reeves Brett Dennen’s folk music conjures the spirit of Southern California — light, happy, the essence of summer — though its influences derive from places as distant as Africa and the Caribbean. His tunes are […]

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