By JOHN DALY
Hermosa Summer Series features The Score and Iglu and Hartly this weekend, Aug. 17-18, and White Buffalo and Mariachi El Bronx next weekend, Aug. 24-25.
The music headliner on Saturday, Aug. 17 is Los Angeles-by-way-of NYC alternative rock duo The Score who have become a mainstay on the Billboard Rock Songs and Alternative charts. Actor-comedian Jamie Kennedy (MTV, Scream, “Malibu’s Most Wanted”) will perform a stand-up set alongside LA indie rockers The Wrecks, alternative locals Kitten, and OC’s Your Favorite Color. Live performances will be followed by a beachside showing of the cult favorite film “North Shore,” presented by Hermosa Beach Friends of the Parks.
Sunday, Aug. 18 brings an exclusive one-time reunion show by LA rockers Iglu and Hartly (who in 2008 were cited as one of “Twenty Bands Making America Cool Again” by influential UK rock magazine NME). Rounding out the bill is Columbus, OH pop rock trio The Orphan The Poet. Local School Of Rock students will be coming together to open the stage.
Saturday, Aug. 24’s headliner is Los Angeles’ The White Buffalo (the stage name of musician and singer/songwriter Jake Smith) who has performed at numerous music festivals around the world, including Bonnaroo, as well as on shows with the likes of Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, among many others.
Over the years, his music has been featured on Sons Of Anarchy, NPR and Jimmy Kimmel Live! Comedy favorite Steve Byrne (“Sullivan & Son”, Comedy Central, Chappelle’s Show) will also perform standup, along with additional music from instrumental alternative surf group Pounded By The Surf and LA’s Trapdoor Social. The evening comes to a close with a surfside showing of another classic movie via Hermosa Beach Friends of the Parks, as voted on by Hermosa Beach locals.
Cast your vote for the Saturday night movie here: http://hermosamovies.com/
Closing out this year’s series on Sunday, Aug. 25 is headliner Mariachi El Bronx (the popular alter ego of indie rock band The Bronx) who have graced festival stages such as Coachella, Shaky Knees, Driftwood, Riotfest, Punk Rock Bowling, Reading and Leeds, and more. Also on the bill are three-time Grammy-nominated roots reggae legends, Wailing Souls who are celebrating their 50th anniversary as a band, as well as LA rockabilly faves Gamblers Mark. The opening act will be Lola Rising, voted Denver’s best reggae band.
To kick off the 2019 Hermosa Beach Summer Series, NEFT Vodka presents The Local Road To Hermosa, a special FREE pre-party taking place at local establishment Tower 12 (Aug 11th @ 7pm, special Reggae Night with Ital Vibes, Lola Rising and Johnny Luv).
Cory Brennan, founder of 5B Artists + Media is executive producer of the Hermosa Beach Summer Series.
Set times and daily schedules can be found at http://www.