Author Archives: Dirty Jeff
Look! Up there in the sky — it’s a bird, it’s a plane… It’s Free Comic Book Day at The Comic Bug!
Saturday, May 4 marks that glorious day when kids and comic nerds of all age and creed congregate to revel in the triumph of free comics! The nationwide event took form in 2002, and by 2004 our own local Comic Bug (located at 1807 1/2 Manhattan Beach Blvd.) held their grand opening during Free Comic Book Day, and have [...]
Local superhero and DHR supporter Mike Wellman of The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA told us we should have a booth at Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, May 4, where The Do-Its will be performing during the after party. And so we shall.
Free Comic Book Day is a nationwide event held in comic shops across the country (and around parts of the world), where the shops and major publishers hand out thousands of free comics to attract new [...]
In the fruitful years of 1969 and 1970, maniacal keyboardist and composer Keith Emerson was fastidiously busy in a band called The Nice, Greg Lake was preoccupied as bassist, vocalist, and founding member of the astonishingly deranged King Crimson, and Carl Palmer, after having acted as touring drummer in The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, was hammering away heavily in the Atomic Rooster. At the turn of the decade, the intertwined and overlapped sticky web that was the English rock [...]
Out of South Korea, Language of Shapes has landed on DHR. They call it “Psych-fi, sci-folk” coming from “A psychedelic rainbow-fire-powered mandolin band, with bass guitar, djembe, and the occasional flute.” We call it delightful, bad ass, and necessary.
Listen here, pick up a download copy here, and decide for yourself.
For the latest installment of DHR’s Dirty Beer Pairings, where we pair beer with music, we’ve discovered a happy meeting between Dogfish Head Birra Etrusca Bronze and Zenda Marie.
We’re not entirely sure at this time, but while we believe the folk duet Zenda Marie was active in Los Angeles for a bit, it appears they’re currently based around the suburbs of Sacramento. At any rate, their debut LP Ancient breathes with the eternal resonance of an ancient magic born from [...]
Saint Pat’s SUNDAY at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA is The 1st Annual Easy Reader Froth Awards: Beer Experience & Gastropub Challenge, sponsored by Hippy Tree and Dirty Hippie Radio. 5 local craft breweries will be paired with 5 local gastro chefs. You judge the pairings, keep the 8oz taster glass, and enjoy 3 bands bangin’ on banjo, mandolin, and fiddle. Celebrity “Top Chef” Brooke Williamson, as well as TMZ reporter Max Hodges will be on site. Yes, DHR [...]
*Originally published in the Easy Reader newspaper on Valentine’s Day 2013. By Jeff Vincent, DHR.
It’s Valentine’s Day again, and this time around let’s be sure your arsenal of love is fully equipped to knock the socks clean off that special someone. DHR’s got you covered. Let’s see… Chocolate. Yeah, gotta have chocolate. Flowers. Yep, bingo. Card. Oh yeah, can’t forget [...]
Newer project from Warren Thomas (lead singer of Grand Elegance and tambourine player of The Growlers), fellow former GE mate Kyle Mullarky, Ellie Mae and co. brings a record reminiscent of the despondent beauty conveyed through Alexander “Skip” Spence’s Oar (1969).
Thomas’ lead vocals overlaying what the band refers to as “drunken nylon string twang and pilled out country fusion” embodies an LP which will have you bobbing along through the dregs of mirthless hope atop a black horse in a [...]
As an outsider having come to know and enjoy this band well enough to share good laughs and cold beers in between sets over the years, I’ve absorbed sufficient perspective to determine that Hang Dog Expression is a total labor of love; but with considerably less emphasis on the labor than the love.
By no means are they lazy or anything; in fact, their work [...]
DHR & Easy Reader presents: The Hollow Legs, Blac Jesus & The Experimentalists, and Saint James Band
Easy Reader and Dirty Hippie Radio have teamed up to co-procure and co-present some local shows, beginning with a monthly gig at Saint Rocke which kicks off next Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. The general idea is to cultivate a rich night circulating around good music and good beer, while pulling in a few striking bands from outside the immediate beach bubble. It is an experiment in expanding upon local culture… with The Hollow Legs, Blac Jesus & The [...]