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Long Beach Country Band THE PONDEROSA ACES Nominated for Ameripolitan Award

Come next February, Long Beach will see representation at the 3rd annual Ameripolitan Music Awards in Austin. The Ponderosa Aces, a country-hybrid band fronted by Long Beach native Mike Maddux, is up for an award in the Outlaw category of the relatively new brand that is devoted to recognizing roots-influenced DIY musicians fighting the grain of overproduced country pop.


Inaugural Long Beach Music Festival to Showcase Home-Bred 'Hustle'

It’s no secret that Long Beach’s music community is bursting at the seams with rising talent, across the spectrum. That’s why some of the biggest players on the scene have teamed up to throw an unprecedented DIY (and free) music festival, which will pack as much diversity as it will talent over the three-day period next weekend, November 13-15. 


New Long Beach Reggae Trio Tri-State Union Finds Niche

When reggae star and former frontman of Jah Roots Josh Heinrichs announced his Los Angeles stop this past spring, the boys of Long Beach’s reggae rock trio Tri-State Union immediately made plans to go see their idol. Little did they know, they would end up supporting him on the bill at the October 2 show, which also featured Skillinjah and three other acts.