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The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers are Here!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know, we know, we know… It’s about dang time we got The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers slaying it down in the DHR mix! We’ve certainly meant to for a good long time now, and have been working on it – it’s just like, you know, sometimes it takes a day to read a book, sometimes a year… sometimes an hour to devour a meal, sometimes a blink… Well, we’ve done read the book and said our [...]

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The Do-Its play Free Comic Book Day at The Comic Bug!

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 [...]

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DHR at Free Comic Book Day at The Comic Bug!

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 [...]

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A DHR quickie with Carl Palmer (of Emerson, Lake & Palmer)

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 [...]

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Easy Reader Froth Awards: Beer Experince & Gastro Challenge

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 [...]

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Holy Faded Denim, Batman! It’s Cab 20′s new LP!

Holy Faded Denim Vibrations, new Cab 20 LP out on Mock Records. Album cover photo by Jeff Fribourg.

*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 [...]

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Windmills and Giants, the Hang Dog Expression LP

Hang Dog Expression performing at South Bay Customs in El Segundo. Photo by Dawn Von Flue.

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Froth – at the gash

Download Froth – Gas Money EP here!

It really began as a joke. One part young and fun idiocy – one part artistic creativity – one part raunchy Australian jest – one part music. A band born from El Segundo, a band called Froth.

The band was unintentionally founded by El Segundo natives Joo-Joo Ashworth (guitar, vocals) and Jeff Fribourg (omnichord), who each graduated from El Segundo High School in 2012 and 2008, respectively.

“It actually started as a joke,” explains [...]

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So Many Wizards – Warm Nothing LP in Hipster Heaven

When So Many Wizards created their new LP Warm Nothing, perhaps little did they realize they were also creating Hipster Heaven. Or so we hear. The grapevine provides that this record is adored by men, and that said men are adored by women who adore both the record as well as the men for adoring it.

So what’s the deal? Why is Warm Nothing connecting so well with this branch of neo-hip counter culture youth?

The Amazon.com editorial says, “So Many Wizard’s [...]

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