Santa Monica News
28th Annual Twilight Concert Series Wraps Up
By Ryan J. Beard
Sep 5, 2012 - 12:36:49 PM

SANTA MONICA—This summer’s Twilight Concert Series wraps up Thursday on the Santa Monica Pier. It has been a fun series with artists from around the world playing free concerts for all music lovers.

Concluding the series will be the band Best Coast. Best Coast, comprised of Bethany Cosentino, was formed when the California native decided to move back home to Los Angeles after spending time in New York City. With help from acclaimed producer and musician, Bobb Bruno, Best Coast has garnished praise from critics and listeners. Cosentino was approached by the UK-based label Blackest Label, who then released her now sold out tape titled “Where the Boys Are.”


With influences such as the 50’s and 60’s Beach Boys and Everly Brothers, Cosentino’s music is laid back and has an inherent California-ness. “Best Coast sounds the way music sounds when it comes over the beach from the parking lot, where the cutest boy in school is getting out of his car. The perfect combination of that naïve and nervous excitement of a youthful crush and the fuzzy, think reverb of having been around the block at least once before, Best Coast evokes a nostalgia for the California of Gidget and dates at the soda fountain without forgetting that it is that same California that would later spawn Charles Manson.” says the Best Coast’s biography.


The concert will go from 7-10 p.m. on the Santa Monica Pier and admission is free. For more information visit

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