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The Black Rose Phantoms

September 30, 2013 6:13 pm Published by Comments Off on The Black Rose Phantoms

From the very beginning The Black Rose Phantom’s own take on music was one that was never heard before. Taking a mixture of traditional Psychobilly music (made popular in Europe during the 1980’s), along with various influences from Metal,…

Roc Holiday – The Road Less Traveled

September 27, 2013 10:24 am Published by Comments Off on Roc Holiday – The Road Less Traveled

It’s not often that a popular local rapper decides to completely change his identity and push out an album that not only surpasses his original work in many ways, but shows a completely different side of his personality. Listen to…

Hedgehog Swing @ Bicycle Drive-in 08.10.13

September 25, 2013 1:45 pm Published by Comments Off on Hedgehog Swing @ Bicycle Drive-in 08.10.13

A new event to Long Beach’s Summer And Music series, the Bicycle Drive-in featured a performance by Hedgehog Swing doing their brand of gypsy jazz followed by a movie screening of The Triplets of Belleville.…

Yes Mistress: Gunna Get Arrested 7″ review

September 24, 2013 12:58 pm Published by Comments Off on Yes Mistress: Gunna Get Arrested 7″ review

The sophisticatedly primitive and psychotic punk sounds of LB’s Yes Mistress will have your body contorting and twitching in record time.  Joe Jizzum of the now defunct Shoot it up! rejoins the realm of cutthroat and self-destructive punk with the…

SLIDESHOW: Promenade Beer & Wine Festival

September 24, 2013 11:12 am Published by Comments Off on SLIDESHOW: Promenade Beer & Wine Festival

[slideshow id=151]   The Promenade in downtown Long Beach was packed with some of the best craft breweries around as well as great parings from local restaurants. The crowd was huge, the lines long, and the music great! [nggallery id=151]…

Bobby Blunders: The Story of Best Neighborhood Band (Installment VIII)

September 23, 2013 10:32 am Published by Comments Off on Bobby Blunders: The Story of Best Neighborhood Band (Installment VIII)

The short story of “Best Neighborhood Band” (in ten easy installments) Installment VIII Skids I almost left skids off the album.  Around the time of the album’s conception I thought it was possibly too much of a stylistic outlier.  Further,…

Jetpack Jones

September 23, 2013 9:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

“Jetpack = Individuality. Flying on your own. Doing what YOU think is cool, not what society labels as cool. Jetpack = Positivity. Bringing good vibes to others as well as yourself. Jetpack Movement is a collective of INDIVIDUALS all striving…

Bobby Blunders: The Story of Best Neighborhood Band (Installment VII)

September 19, 2013 8:36 am Published by Comments Off on Bobby Blunders: The Story of Best Neighborhood Band (Installment VII)

The short story of “Best Neighborhood Band” (in ten easy installments) Installment VII  Wound Too Tight ‘I’m wound too tight’ ‘and I’m tired of waiting’ The song began as a very brief vignette consisting of a single groove.  Well, first…

Yppah

September 18, 2013 9:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Yppah (pronounced “Yippah”), is a lush mix of beautiful and often times melancholic electronica, breakbeat drums and samples with washed out melodies set in an atmospheric landscape. Landscape and memory have always played a central part in the music of…

Interview With Local Punk Rock Legends Wrong Beach

September 17, 2013 9:03 am Published by Comments Off on Interview With Local Punk Rock Legends Wrong Beach

Infamous Long Beach Punkers Wrong Beach and their front man A.J. discuss their new album and all things Long Beach past & present. Kevin: Hello A.J., so give us the break down on “Wrong Beach”. The band has quite a