Kevin Cody

BeachLife tickets photo contest

BeachLife tickets photo contest

BeachLife contest Tag #welivethebeachlife on Instagram or Facebook and be entered to win.

 Don Ruane

Beach Boy’s Jardine returns to the beach

Beach Boy’s Jardine returns to the beach

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 […]

 Judy Rae

Ukulele Festival – Bakithi Kumalo, of ‘Graceland’ fame, brings his U-bass to Fest

Ukulele Festival – Bakithi Kumalo, of ‘Graceland’ fame, brings his U-bass to Fest

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 […]

 Mark McDermott

The uke people

The uke people

Who plays the ukulele, and why

 Judy Rae

Beach music – Redondo’s BeachLife Festival

Beach music – Redondo’s BeachLife Festival

thank you party

 Judy Rae

Beach Charity – Epipalooza benefits

Beach Charity – Epipalooza benefits

from
local musicians, athletes

 Mark McDermott

Bringing it all back home

Bringing it all back home

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 […]

 Kevin Cody

Spyder Surf Fest brings music, fashion, surfers to Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza

Spyder Surf Fest brings music, fashion, surfers to Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza

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.

 Kevin Cody

The Beach Boys: 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inductees

The Beach Boys: 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inductees

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.

 Mark McDermott

The Charities have arrived (and are about to depart)

The Charities have arrived (and are about to depart)

How the beach gave birth to a real soul band  

 Judy Rae

Connie Lim, Quiet no more

Connie Lim, Quiet no more

The song came from the streets. The chorus from a dream

 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’

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