By Ed Solt All photos by Brad Jacobson More commonly known, tongue-in-cheek, as the “Battle of the Guild,” the Meeting of the Guild is the climax of LA Beer Week, the region’s week-long celebration of local craft beer. In its eighth year, #LABW8 (as its known on social media) is organized by the Los Angeles Brewers Guild. […]
First installment of sandpipertv.com. The surfing took place mostly in LA, with clips around CA and ending off on Oahu. Edited by Mike Pagan.
Put down the mandolin, flip the distortion, and turn up the Marshall: South Bay’s truly alternative rock band by Ed Solt Have bands with any traces of metal been left to rust in the previous decade? The marques don’t lie. Currently, popular music playing at South Bay venues tends to fall on the softer side. […]
Dane Zaun avoids chasing the elusive swells of this El Nino winter and sticks to running out front of his South Bay pad with friends. Cinematography & Edit – Tyler Haft Additional Cinematography – Brendan Calder | Greg Browning | John DeTemple | Scott Smith
By Ed Solt Fire up your hoppy taste buds and grease up that Strand cruiser. It’s time for the Battle of the Guilds. Naja’s Place is the chosen battlefield as the three major California Brewers’ Guilds — San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego — square off Thursday night in a challenge to brew the […]
Noah Collins surfing at home in LA during this winter’s El Niño while traveling to Hawaii and Nicaragua in between swells at home. Filmed by: Gage Hingeley, Brad Jacobson, Scott Smith, Greg Browning, Sam Moody, and Kevin Jansen.
by Ed Solt There’s something about catching a wave that inspires music. Vocals are not necessary, as the kinesthetic energy translates very well to the hyperactive twang and dripping notes of a guitar swelling with reverb and the animalist back beat of a deranged drummer. This sound is called “Surf Music” and it has been […]
Director Bruce Brown and his classic film celebrate its 50th year at the South Bay Film and Music Festival by Ed Solt It’s hard not to see the South Bay’s presence in Bruce Brown’s “The Endless Summer”, the groundbreaking 1966 film that introduced authentic surf culture to the masses. During the opening sequence introducing “the […]
14th Annual Redondo Beach Pier Chalk Art Festival Sunday, September 11 Last year more than 177 artists, young and old, turned Redondo Beach Pier and the Waterfront into a concrete canvas. Noon to 4 p.m. The all-ages event is free and open to the public with awards going to the best pieces in the age […]
The South Bay Greek Festival July 15 to 17 St.Katherine Greek Orthodox Church For over 50 years, St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Redondo Beach has offered a taste of Greek culture. The three-day family friendly festival will feature Greek activities, cultural dancing, a DJ spinning Greek music, and live Greek music. Enter a raffle […]
Redondo Beach Historical Museum Redondo Beach used to be home to the world’s largest indoor saltwater pool, with room for 1,000 swimmers. In 1908, the legendary George Freeth gave surf lessons in front of the plunge. Redondo Beach streets are named after precious stones and early century tycoons? Learn about these and other historical aspects […]