Archive for the 'Beachwood Sparks' Category

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

As El Nino rolled into Southern California in the summer of 1997 it pushed two friends, Brent Rademaker and Chris Gunst, to escape Los Angeles. Frequent trips to Joshua Tree were coupled with crashes at Gunst’s parents home to float in their pool and stare at the desert’s night skies. In the midst of this […]

Friday, June 29th, 2012

It’s really good to have these guys back. Last week while watching the ‘Beachwood All-Stars’ set at the Fleetwood Mac tribute in LA, I was reminded of how the band really knows its way around a cover – specifically their left field re-imagining of Sade’s “By Your Side“, a highlight of their sophomore album, Once […]

Monday, August 10th, 2009

(August 18th marks the release of Farmer Dave Scher’s (founding member of Beachwood Sparks) debut solo record, Flash Forward to the Good Times. To commemorate the release I asked Duke from You Set The Scene, a longtime L.A. resident and local music encyclopedia, to recount the genesis of Beachwood Sparks and their place in the […]