Here in Long Beach, we have the basic framework of a vibrant music scene with existing music venues scattered across the city. Unfortunately, what we may have in venues, local talent and possibilities, we lack in clearly defined music friendly policies that are essential in order to
Months after opening their 300-capacity underground venue, Federal Bar has announced the launch of The Getdown, a new collaboration between Long Beach Independent and the Federal Bar, which
Now that CSULB's Underground Music Society has unshackled itself from on-campus obligations, the club is emerging as a fledgling DIY community in its own right, one with the potential to influence Long Beach music as a whole and connect a wide range of local and college musicians.
The Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble, the truly odd and fascinating electro-acoustic trio, will be performing live at Third Eye Records in Long Beach at 8:00PM on August 9.
Unquestionably, the rising tide of musical awesomeness invading Long Beach harkens to the days when Jazz Safari, Vault 350, and the Arena hosted local and international musicians of the highest caliber. Given this, it makes sense that (following acts like ...
With the sun hardly dimming down its heat rays these past few days, the last thing people want to do is stay inside a room along with other strangers and without proper air conditioning. Last night was clearly the exception with roughly 40
"Resurrection" isn't just the name of New Found Glory's new album, but the word also represents the band's goal of coming back to life after facing some hardships.
We were already amped last year when the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) announced that The Mowgli’s and Long Beach-based Rival Sons would be performing to ring in the new year. But there is no question that this year’s headliner is the best that the DLBA has ever offered to ring in the
It's been too long since the Santa Barbara-bred band, the Mad Caddies, performed in Long Beach.
The Mad Caddies' vocalist Chuck Robertson promised a party for their last tour date in Long Beach and the band delivered nothing short of it.
When Long Beach native Elyjuh Rene hit the stage of NBC’s The Voice, the 18-year-old singer took on a song that most songstresses would avoid, let alone a male singer: Beyoncé’s “XO.” But his
Sean Hart and Robert Selander grew up in Salt Lake City, where they practiced Mormonism. Everything was swell, but something—a desire, a longing for more or maybe just a mission call from Joseph Smith—told them they needed to head to Los Angeles. And there, they found their holy grail: punk
Downtown Long Beach residents and employees now have a great reason to vacate their closed off apartments or stay a little later after work for Live After 5, a monthly event that will activate entertainment venues and non-traditional locations such as vacant storefronts, parks and street
For any fan of music, when you first heard The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds or Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet’s The Juliet Letters, it was an epoch in your musical development. This is why RIOTstage—the Josh Fischel-created, ever-changing conglomeration
The Winter Jam Concert Tour is coming to Long Beach on Saturday, November 8, when the Long Beach Convention Center will be home to this tour for the evening. For those of you who are unaware of what the Winter Jam Concert Tour is, it is a Christian concert tour that was formed by the band
In their short three years as a band, The Interrupters have already opened for big-name punk and ska outfits like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Against Me! They are currently on tour supporting their debut
From sodomy baskets to Pokemon to Disney, Tartar Control covered all the bases in their short 30-minute set at the Gaslamp Restaurant & Bar on Saturday evening.
Punk legend Mike Watt, co-founding father of legendary bands Minutemen and fIREHOSE, will be playing a free show in Downtown Long Beach come February 12 of next year courtesy of the Live After 5
The Maxies will perform at Black Light District, located at 2500 East Anaheim Street, on February 9. Tickets are $8, and the show, headlined by ska band The Toasters, is open to those 21 years and older.
Geologist-turned-musician Deedub will perform with KLB at Boardner's, located at 1652 North Cherokee Avenue in Los Angeles, on February 22.
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