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Whispering Pines & craft beer come to Redondo Saturday

What happens when you mix the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Band, craft beer, the wind passing messages along prickly branches of trees throughout the generations, and Redondo Beach?  You get Whispering Pines performing at SoCal Suds Beer Fest this Saturday August 21, 5-8PM at Aviation Park. A Moment of Veneration on behalf of Redondo […]

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DirtyHippieRadio.com Presents: Tune In Tuesdays

Dirty Hippie Radio brings a free live music night to Hermosa Beach, kicking off last week with The Cigarette Bums, the Cobalt Cranes, and the Allah Las.

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Dirty Hippie Radio: Kid Infinity makes musical history

An Historic Music Event: Kid Infinity – The 3D Experience The Kid Infinity experience. It is not the intent of this column to cover the musical happenings beyond the borders of our hometown; however, nowhere throughout the annals of musical historiography has this ever been done.  It happened in a stuffy little art gallery in […]

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Rise of Gabriels Fallen

by Jeff Vincent DirtyHippieRadio.com It’s a curious process to watch a young band mature. Much like the maturation of an adolescent human, the young band comes on hot, eager, naive, and a bit crazed; it’s quite fun, and potentially self-destructive. The ensuing phase benefits from a little education and refinement, calming the torrential seas to […]

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Dirty Hippie Radio: Shirley Rolls

The Comic Bug’s Got The Music Bug The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach open its doors to more than just fans of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. They’ve hosted a number of open mic comedy nights as well as live music shows over the years. Even Avi Buffalo, recently listed in Rolling Stone’s Top 10 College […]

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Dirty Hippie Radio: Her name is Sara Dee

“Blue whales are the largest mammals in the world, bigger than dinosaurs,” says the lady with enough heart and soul coursing through her music to challenge those very same dinosaurs with her guitar and voice. Introducing: Miss Sara Dee. I chanced upon a fundraiser block-party in Hermosa beach over the weekend – a Mardi Gras-flavored […]

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Dirty Hippie Radio: Listen Up, This Is Sand Section’s Time

If you’ve never heard of Sand Section, you might throw on their album and say, “Whoa, where’d these guys come from?” Well, they came from your backyard. Manhattan Beach-based Sand Section has released their debut album, “Truth Over Harmony,” and it sounds like they’ve been recording in the studio for years. I give their virgin […]

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Dirty Hippie Radio: Sunsets, Suds, and Sounds

Dirty Hippie Radio lauds the enduring joys of Naja’s and one of its resident bands, Urban Dread, and previews the World Music Festival beginning next week at the Lighthouse.

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More than a name : The Advent of Fartbarf

Three freaky ape men donning orange NASA jumpsuits, singing in robotic voices and jamming intensely unique waves of sound on complex electronic equipment – this is what erupts from the stage during a Fartbarf experience. Yes, they’re called Fartbarf. They wear grotesque ape masks and usually sport NASA jumpsuits with the occasional jet-pack, though they […]

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Reggae Nation – South Bay Station

Dirty Hippie Radio features a reggae weekend at Saint Rocke (Pato Banton, Iration, and Toots and the Maytals) and formative punk band Strung Out at Brixton.

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Tim Matson has arrived

Those early birds who attended Saint Rocke on Sunday night may now be aware of the latest musical force to have been birthed from the South Bay.