Manhattan Beach’s The Lucky Ones Battle For The BeachJul 28, 2015 04:52PM ● By Dig Mb Staff
The Lucky Ones of Manhattan Beach.
By Doc Weiler
Manhattan Beach has seen its share of cultural change the last several years as tacos and Budweisers have been replaced with craft cocktails and small plates. Beach cruisers have become golf carts and Mustangs are now Teslas. Throughout this gentrification, some things have remained the same and fight to keep beach culture alive in the South Bay like Ercole's, Shellback Tavern, and the Manhattan Beach Open.
The Lucky Ones are no different. They are a local band made up of bartenders and surf instructors that play original beach rock in the vein of Jack Johnson and Sublime, mixing reggae beats, catchy lyrics, and strong guitar licks that remind us all why we choose to live at the beach. A sense of community, kindness and a care free spirit can be felt among the crowd at all Lucky Ones shows. They often play at local venues such as Shade Hotel and Sharks Cove, but this Thursday night (July 30) they fight for beach music supremacy at Saint Rocke’s Battle For The Beach.
At stake is the opening slot to kick off the Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts on Sunday, August 2nd.
“We are really excited to be in the finals with three other talented South Bay bands, with a chance to play in front of thousands of people to open the HB Concert Series," says Dan Vos, lead guitarist. "What an honor and great time! We encourage people come out to support all the local musicians Thursday Night at Sainte Rocke.”