On the Friday before Halloween in 1965, the rumor spread quickly across the campus at Palos Verdes High School. The Byrds, the third most popular rock and roll band in the world, behind only the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, were going to perform at our high school?
The 48th annual Hometown Fair will take place online October 3 and 4, hosting arts and crafts vendors, local businesses, and a Battle of the Bands for high school aged bands.
How do you top the most successful music festival in the history of the South Bay? by Mark McDermott Last May, the BeachLife Festival did something few thought possible. The festival not only drew 10,000 people to King Harbor in an astonishingly harmonious and celebratory fashion, brought in an array of legendary artists such as […]
BeachLife contest Tag #welivethebeachlife on Instagram or Facebook and be entered to win.
Al Jardine trio in rate performance at Saint Rocke by Don Ruane Original Beach Boys rhythm guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Al Jardine will perform at Saint Rocke on Sunday, Oct. 27, for what will be only his fourth South Bay performance in over five decades. The Beach Boys played at the opening Leonard’s department store […]
by Mark McDermott A strange little instrument somehow found its way to a house in Soweto, a township in the Gauteng province of South Africa that forms part of the city of Johannesburg, sometime in the early 1960s. The instrument was small and whimsical and virtually unknown in that part of the world. Bakithi Kumalo […]
Who plays the ukulele, and why
thank you party
local musicians, athletes
David Benoit returns to El Camino College for a special night with Oleta Adams and the Asia American Youth Symphony Orchestra by Mark McDermott David Benoit’s first gig was at the Polynesian restaurant on the Redondo Beach Pier. It was 1971, and he was 16. He’d already been playing for a decade. His family’s piano […]
The 13th Annual Spyder Surf Fest will showcase local musicians, fashions and surf industry vendors on Saturday, April 27, following the Surfer Walk of Fame inductions.
As much as any surfer on the Hermosa Beach Surfers Walk of Fame, the Beach Boys helped stoke surfing. They will be inducted in the Hermosa Beach Surfers Walk of Fame on Saturday, April 27.
How the beach gave birth to a real soul band
The song came from the streets. The chorus from a dream
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.