This local sextet looks like a ‘90s Benetton ad and combines dubby soul with danceable rock.
A homegrown music festival organized by a Long Beach couple will bring more than 20 local bands out to play at multiple venues throughout the Zaferia district on Sunday.
Long Beach musicians Andrea Walker and Solange Igoa—collectively known as Bearcoon—have just parlayed their winnings from last summer’s Long Beach Buskerfest concert/contest into a nine-song album, “El Guapo,” produced by Long Beach music mainstay Antoine Arvizu.
When The Potential Lunatics played their first live show at Bixby Knoll’s First Fridays, Isaac Simons-Araya (drums) was too short to be seen behind his drum set. Nearly six years later the Long Beach brother/sister duo Emma (guitar/vocals) and Isaac has evolved into a tight-knit band that sings about feminism, love and adolescent experience.
Kevin Jordan pauses his “Game of Thrones” marathon to answer his 562 area code phone in his Long Beach home. He’s exhausted, and relaxation in his hometown sounds more than desirable, especially since he’s been on the road for the last two months, touring the country with around 100 other bands.