Today, you should… support the daughter of slain musician Toko Tasi


The Long Beach Dub Allstars, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds and a host of other bands are expected to play today at a memorial benefit show for the daughter of slain musician Toko Tasi. The longtime local musician, who collaborated with bands including Sublime and Slightly Stoopid, was gunned down following an argument outside of a Long Beach bar on Aug. 10.

The all-ages show is to support Tasi’s teenage daughter, Lili. Expect a surprise special guest, and performances by Philieano, Zen Robbi and more.

Another great thing: In a statement, Tasi’s ex-wife, Andrea, thanked the community for its support: “As the dust is settling from burying our loved one, we are overwhelmed with love and gratitude as Tasi’s musical community rallies together to create an amazing memorial concert to benefit our daughter. This show has some major surprises you will not want to miss whether you knew Tasi personally or not.”

Giving us a moment’s pause: We’re good.

Doors open at 5 p.m. The Gaslamp is located at 6251 East Pacific Coast Highway. For tickets, click here.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.