Good music and the “health of our society” are the two main ideas behind the new Long Beach musical collective Bootleg Orchestra. Heavily influenced by the city’s cultural diversity and therefore, its eclectic music scene, the soul and jazz-inspired pop group want to empower their listeners to create social change on their own.
Joshua Fischel, mastermind behind RIOTstage and Live After 5, is releasing a new album with friend Kris Jackson. The Fiction's new album, Quixotic, will be hitting the streets next month. In the meantime, he's shaved off his beard to star in Thursday's free concertized performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the event space Howl. It is not to be missed.