Monday, September 10, 2012


Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast
Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino performs at Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Concert Series.
photos by picksysticks

What better way to close out Santa Monica Pier's 28th AnnualTwilight Concert Series than with Los Angeles' own Best Coast playing a sunset show on the beach?   Of course, the West Coast IS the Best Coast, front woman Bethany Cosentino preaches everywhere she goes, performing songs that with the romantic flavors of  laid back harmonies and sunny, warm choruses. 
Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino
Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino

Currently on tour supporting their latest album The Only Place, Best Coast saw a large crowd that had fans showing up early  for a chance to get up close.  Crowd surfing, beach balls and one lucky stage crasher had police working extra hard to keep the fire lanes open and, at one time, asked Bethany to kindly ask the crowd to back up.  It's becoming a normal scene at Best Coast concerts, playing free performances to show their appreciation to their fans. 

Locals and tourists alike took advantage of the free coffee and espressos provided by Coffee Bean, Beers and specialty drinks by "Sonoma on the Deck" and Cerveza Pacifico Clara and emceed by KCRW's Gary Calamar.  In it's 28th year hosting this concert series, this event saw acts like HAIM, Kasey Chambers and Jackie Greene with musical genres spanning pop, rock, world music and folk/country.   

Until next year, check out the many events coming up on the Santa Monica Pier such as their free "Front Porch Cinema at the Pier" movie showcase starting with The Wizard of Oz on September 28th, The Hunger Games on October 5th, Exit Through the Gift Shop on October 12th and 500 Days of Summer on October 19th.  

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