Monthly Archives: January 2014

Doug Means Project – Don’t Worry About None Of That

Local Show Pick Of The Week: Squarefish + Fathers & Suns + Rainman + California Lions

If you are looking some great weekday entertainment, you can't beat this super amazing local lineup! Fathers & Suns debuting at the world-renowned Alex's Bar. The line-up is familiar and the pop h... READ MORE

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The Importance of Warm Air in a Woodwind – Voicing Part II

It's a funny thing how a small change in perception can be transformational. My experience with learning the saxophone in college was one of rigorous experimentation; I was always chasing new techniqu... READ MORE

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EXCLUSIVE: Spare Parts For Broken Hearts Delivers Ear Candy Just In Time For Valentine’s Day

Sarah Green & Laurita Guaico love Long Beach, have "the music your lover should buy you for Valentine's Day" and are looking forward to going all out with their own version of "girl band" on stage... READ MORE

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TICKET CONTEST: The Blasters + Restavrant + RT N’ The 44’s + Hardship Anchors

The legendary Blasters come are coming to Long Beach's very own MADHaus this Saturday, February 1st. If you know your local rock history you know these guys started just up the street in Downey and ha... READ MORE

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SUNS OF JIMI IS BURNING BRIGHT

These guys of Long Beach (Suns of Jimi) are ready to tear up 2014 with live performances that will make you learn what tinnitus is all about and they are excited to announce that they will have a FREE... READ MORE

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of Montreal Brings The Dance To The Art Theatre

of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes. Photo by Vaughan Risher.   Compared to the typical Thursday evening on Retro Row, 4th Street radiated with an extra bit of buzz last night.  At The Pike, the Ar... READ MORE

Crystal Antlers – We All Gotta Die (Scientist Remix)

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Dengue Fever Opens New Federal Underground Venue With A Bang

Friday, January 17th marked the opening night of the Federal Underground music venue run by the Knitting Factory. Located in the basement of The Federal Bar on Pine Avenue in Downtown Long Beach, the... READ MORE

The Natives

Homegrown Afro-futurism with a west coast vibe is the best way to describe Long Beach's art-rap collective The Natives. Led by frontman and apple cider aficionado Nativethoughts. Their music is a prim... READ MORE

Toaster Music + Dave Williams – The Strite Solution

January 3, 2014 Toaster Music performed with the amazingly talented musician Dave Williams, best known as the band leader for MajicBulletTheory. He's a great composer, improviser, and all around good... READ MORE

Rockford – In The Field

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Local Show Pick Of The Week: Austin Jenckes

While Long Beach may be scarce on live music venues that does not mean that the few that stick it out don't bring amazing talent to our city. Tonight Di Piazza's hosts Austin Jenckes and his band. Not... READ MORE

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Brief ruminations on live music in Long Beach as the Art Theatre gets set to host of Montreal

For a city that inhabits nearly half a million people, Long Beach remains a curiously untapped touring market for the types of bands that have thousands of Facebook "likes," and even more YouTube view... READ MORE

Jetpack Jones – A Shade Of Love (Prod. By Brock Berrigan)

Single video form the upcoming album "Jetpack Jones and Brock Berrigan Present: Shades Of Mary" coming out 4.20.2014.

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Local Show Pick Of The Week: Dengue Fever + Ghostcore

As many music lovers know Long Beach falls fairly short in the live music venue department, so when an amazing new venue opens up their doors for the first time and they are featuring a Long Beach ban... READ MORE