Music

  • 40 Under 40 Winner: Emma & Isaac Simons-Araya

     

    Writing their own songs and playing their own instruments, the teenage brother-and-sister duo better known as the Potential Lunatics has not just hit the local circuit by playing practically every nook and cranny of a space that can be called a venue, they also recently played at the

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  • 40 Under 40 Winner: praCh Ly

     

    A world-renowned rapper with a decade-long history of service to Long Beach’s Cambodian-American community, Prach—who raps in both English and Khmer—represents what is known as Generation 1.5, or those who were born in Cambodia but raised in America.

  • 40 Under 40 Winner: Prumsoden Ok

     

    Prum is a local artist, activist and teacher. His work within classic Cambodian dance—he was taught by world-renown dancer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro—has proven to be wildly experimental, addressing LGBTQ issues of sexuality, gender and social roles.

  • Dan Clucas: New Information

     

    This Saturday at 5PM, Gatsby Books is hosting Be Here Now, a monthly music series curated by celebrated improvisational guitarist Scott Heustis. This month, he's invited four massively talented players to perform, including Dan Clucas, Steuart Liebig, Mark Weaver, and Rich West. In

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  • Local Bands Live Webcast Long Beach Music Showcase In Los Angeles

     

    In keeping with Long Beach's storied musical tradition, local hard rock act Slushbox is set to headline a showcase of local bands on May 31, at Kulak’s Woodshed a venue in North Hollywood. Sharing the stage with Slushbox are fellow locals The Dovelles and Natural Hi-Fi.

  • Long Beach Warms up For 5th Year of Summer and Music

     

    This year's Summer and Music will kick off June 15 with Dancin' in the Streets followed by Funkfest on July 6, which will be ticketed for the first time this year. New events for this year's lineup are Indie Rock at The Pike and Bicycle Drive-In, which will showcase music in

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  • Tijuana Panthers Celebrate New Record ‘Semi Sweet’ With L.A. Release Show

     

    Tijuana Panthers, The Long Beach-born 60s-inspired garage rock band, followed up their first LP, Max Baker, with a sophomore release Semi Sweet, which hit record shops on May 28. They held a record release show in Eagle Rock on Friday.

  • RIOTstage Singing a New Song in Local Theatre

    Long Beach has far more than its fair share of talent; you just have to know where to look. But a new musical theatre company will soon be making some of that talent a whole lot easier to find.

  • IN PICTURES: Ink-N-Iron 2013

     

    In it's 10th year, the Ink-N-Iron Kustom Culture Festival once again invaded the shores of Long Beach over the weekend, playsing host to one of the largest tattoo & music festivals on the west coast which spanned three days and saw headlining acts like Iggy & The Stooges, The

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  • Wilmore 9 Crew Sets Ambitious goals for a First Annual Film, Music and Arts Fest

     

    A young team of Long Beach networkers is digging into their social circles and reaching out regionally to produce what they hope will become a new annual film, music and arts festival called Wilmore 9.

  • Dancin' in the Streets Kicks Off Summer and Music's 5th Year with Matt Costa, Sam Outlaw, Reverend Baron

     

    Summer and Music’s first event, Dancin’ in the Streets, filled the Downtown area with kids, elders and everyone in between. Performers included alternative artist Matt Costa, local country purist Sam Outlaw and folk-star-on-the-rise Reverend Baron.

  • Long Beach Opera Announces Ellington, Vonnegut Operas For 'Out of Bounds' 2014 Season

    Terrorism, the antebellum South and a whole lot of jazz comprise most of Long Beach Opera's "Out of Bounds" 2014 season, tickets for which went on sale this week.

  • Stan DeWitt: A Level Of Fearlessness

     

    Stan DeWitt, Minister of Music at Grace First Presbyterian Church, will be performing with Moonshine this Saturday evening at Viento y Agua. In this interview he speaks about his development as a songwriter, the Concert Series he's been producing for several years, and the benefits

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  • The Three O’Clock Ends with Perfect Timing at its Final Fingerprints Show

     

    Popular in the '80s, The Three O’Clock introduced Los Angeles to a new genre–Paisley Underground–most associated with lead vocalist and bassist Michael Quercio and made famous by Prince. After a 27-year hiatus, the group’s temporary revival came after an invitation to play the 2013

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  • Shitting Glitter: I'm Not Rude, I'm Justified

    Amy Crosby and her band have played everywhere: for a handful at the Silver Fox, for some 40,000 Pride revelers in Iceland. But one would never guess that such an odd span of accomplishments belong to a band called Shitting Glitter.

  • Music in the Park(ing) Lot Returns With Expanded Concerts

    Long Beach residents love their summer concert series. From Summer and Music in Downtown to the Long Beach Municipal Band's concerts in the park, summer has long been a time where neighbors congregate over music. And for its third year of unconventionally staged concerts along the Atlantic

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  • Remembering Jenni Rivera: La Diva de la Playa Larga

    Jenni Rivera was the ultimate Latina badass. Also, she was from Long Beach, a significance lost on most media outlets as they grappled to report on the life of a woman who had only become newsworthy to them in her death.

  • Wilmore 9 Releases Festival Lineup; Includes World Premiere of Doc on Poly Football and Street Life

    The ambitious Wilmore 9 team is gearing up for their first annual film, music and art festival in Downtown Long Beach this weekend, which over the last few months has drawn involvement from local crafters, comedians, skateboarders, musicians and more. 

  • Acclaimed Director of Documentary on Women in Jazz Coming to Long Beach

    Jessie Bailey, Roz Cron, Peggy Gilbert, Carline Ray, Billie Rogers, Viola Smith, Jerrie Thill, Helen Woods… These are the forgotten names that documentarian Judy Chaikin wants to shed light on her incredibly live-spirited film, The Girls in the Band, playing for two

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  • Local Venue Owner Denies Accusations of Sexism, Homophobia

    Like many musicians and managers looking to find unique places to promote their own art or the art they represent locally, Krista Holmquist saw an online promoting position at the Blacklight District Lounge along the Anaheim corridor.