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Lady Dottie & The Diamonds @ Alex’s Bar 10.12.13

November 27, 2013 10:46 am Published by Comments Off on Lady Dottie & The Diamonds @ Alex’s Bar 10.12.13

Hillgrass Bluebilly SoCal brought some of the best blues/roots that Long Beach has to offer at their monthly night at Alex’s Bar. Here is a song by Lady Dottie & The Diamonds who have been called the street version of…

Them Howling Bones (song 2) @ Alex’s Bar 10.12.13

November 27, 2013 10:44 am Published by Comments Off on Them Howling Bones (song 2) @ Alex’s Bar 10.12.13

Hillgrass Bluebilly SoCal brought some of the best blues/roots that Long Beach has to offer at their monthly night at Alex’s Bar. Here is a song by Them Howling Bones.…

Them Howling Bones @ Alex’s Bar 10.12.13

November 27, 2013 10:43 am Published by Comments Off on Them Howling Bones @ Alex’s Bar 10.12.13

Hillgrass Bluebilly SoCal brought some of the best blues/roots that Long Beach has to offer at their monthly night at Alex’s Bar. Here is a song by Them Howling Bones.…

Dano Forte’s Jukejoint Freakshow @ Alex’s Bar 10.12.13

November 27, 2013 10:41 am Published by Comments Off on Dano Forte’s Jukejoint Freakshow @ Alex’s Bar 10.12.13

Hillgrass Bluebilly SoCal brought some of the best blues/roots that Long Beach has to offer at their monthly night at Alex’s Bar. Here is opener Dano Forte and his Jukejoint Freakshow!…

RIOTstage Brings Rock & Roll Theatre To Bixby Knolls

November 26, 2013 10:31 am Published by Comments Off on RIOTstage Brings Rock & Roll Theatre To Bixby Knolls

RIOTstage, Long Beach’s new Rock and Roll Theater company, is doing their second fundraising concert, “The Brit”. This time around they are doing songs exclusively by British artists. For the first half, they will be doing a wildly eclectic…

Suburban Serfs

November 25, 2013 12:01 pm Published by Comments Off on Suburban Serfs

Suburban Serfs consists of four alumni of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music doing what they love most, playing and playing loudly. Well versed in classical, jazz and latin music, they formed an alternative band with a style that hearkens…

Interview: Long Gone John of Sympathy For The Record Industry

November 22, 2013 12:38 pm Published by Comments Off on Interview: Long Gone John of Sympathy For The Record Industry

My first exposure to Sympathy for the Record Industry was in 1989 when I began reading zines like Flipside and Maximum Rock n Roll.  Right away, I would notice the SFTRI ads and thought “that’s a strange name for

Long Beach Folk Revival In Review

November 21, 2013 11:05 am Published by Comments Off on Long Beach Folk Revival In Review

We have been to a lot of music festivals this year but the 1st Annual Long Beach Folk Revival Festival was by far our favorite. Looking to fill the void left by the now defunct Rose Park Bluegrass Festival, the…

Michael Solan – Eleven/Twelve/Thirteen

November 20, 2013 9:19 am Published by Comments Off on Michael Solan – Eleven/Twelve/Thirteen

Brand new tracks from local singer/songwriter Michael Solan that ranges from lo-fi psych, to bluegrass and rock.…

The Importance of Self Care for Musicians

November 17, 2013 7:54 pm Published by Comments Off on The Importance of Self Care for Musicians

  It’s a bit ironic that I hurt myself around the time I was planning on writing this article. I sprained my ankle carrying my bike down the stairwell of my apartment when a broken gate and a slippery stair…

Thom Van – Volume I

November 14, 2013 10:32 am Published by Comments Off on Thom Van – Volume I

The latest six-song collection by Long Beach singer-songwriter Thom Van glistens with a soothing combination of beauty and angst. This collection subtly displays a palette of influences from Built to Spill, The Shins, and the classic strumming of Tom Petty,…

SLIDESHOW: Folk Revival Festival Preview @ Fingerprints 11.08.13

November 13, 2013 6:35 pm Published by Comments Off on SLIDESHOW: Folk Revival Festival Preview @ Fingerprints 11.08.13

[slideshow id=153]   There has been lots of buzz about the Long Beach Folk Revival Festival that is happening in Long Beach this weekend, but the lucky ones got an intimate preview of a few of the acts on the…