In this video interview, musician and resident genius Bill Lanham talks about his storied career playing with Joe Walsh and touring with countless big-name music acts. He’s playing this Friday night at diPiazza’s Restaurant & Lounge with Spirit of Zeppelin, which is fronted by legendary musician Frank Simes. Simes is currently the musical director for The Who and Roger Daltry.
Jimmy Hewitt and the Soul Dogg Band will be performing this Friday, April 15th, at the Seabird Jazz Lounge. Fronting the band will be Lyrica Garrett, whose professional singing career began when she was discovered by Tina Turner. In this interview with Culture Agent columnist Sander Roscoe Wolff, Hewitt talks about studying with guitar greats, and recording with many top name artists.
Tonight, Queen Califia is performing an acoustic set at The Brass Lamp. Joining them are Alyssandra Nighswonger and The Hawkline Monster. The duo has a monthly 2nd Monday residency at Que Sera, and is currently working on a new album of original material. In this interview with Culture Agent columnist Sander Roscoe Wolff, singer Loryn Ruiz-Mendoza and guitarist Kelsey Landazuri speak about their roots in folk, blues, and jazz.
Celebrated magician Murray SawChuck is opening FantaSea, a weekend of magical performances aboard the Queen Mary, this Friday night in the Queen’s Salon. In this interview with Culture Agent columnist Sander Roscoe Wolff, Sawchuck talks about his childhood, giving up the accordion to get a social life, and developing his iconic look.
In this hour-long conversation, new Arts Council for Long Beach Executive Director Griselda Suarez speaks with Culture Agent columnist Sander Roscoe Wolff about her personal history, the history and future of the Arts Council, and her belief that arts make cities thrive.
In this interview, visual artist and community activist Sayon Syprasoeuth speaks with Culture Agent columnist Sander Roscoe Wolff about his childhood, his work sharing arts professionals with high school students, his experiences serving on the board of the Arts Council for Long Beach and the importance of social justice.
Brian Frederick is the owner and operator of 3 Pt. Studios, and co-owner, with Miguel Vasquez, of Stacks FX, a boutique effects pedal manufacturer. He also teaches aspiring audio engineers, and produces music as part of Castaliah, and Broken2th. In this interview with Culture Agent columnist Sander Roscoe Wolff, he discusses his storied career which began in a Long Beach garage and led him to work with superstar artists.
Dennis Owens is a DJ, and is probably best known, locally, for his long running dance night, The Good Foot, which started at Que Sera, Sera and, more recently, migrated to Alex’s Bar. He is also a founding member of Suburban Rhythm and Action League, and played for many years in Ikey Owens’ band, Free Moral Agents.
Daniel Perkins is the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter for Tall Walls. The band won last year’s BuskerFest, and is performing this Saturday at the Beach Streets Block Party, and the Green Prize Festival in April.
Twenty years ago, Marisol Gomez opened Picture This Framing & Gallery, with the goal of supporting the creative community. Her popular exhibitions have since grown to draw submissions from around the country and around the world. This Saturday, March 12th, she’s hosting an artist reception for the current exhibition, which features work in a variety of media.