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Summer And Music Will Get You Dancin’ In The Street

June 26, 2014 11:26 am Published by Comments Off on Summer And Music Will Get You Dancin’ In The Street

Downtown Long Beach’s homegrown concert series Summer and Music (SAM), co-produced by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), marks the start of its sixth year with the expansion of series-favorite Dancin’ in the Streets on Saturday, June 28, 7-11 p.m.…

This Wild Life – Clouded Review

June 23, 2014 12:31 pm Published by Comments Off on This Wild Life – Clouded Review

Looks can be deceiving, stereotypes detract, and emotional sincerity holds the heaviest weight. Born in the underground pop-punk playgrounds of Long Beach, This Wild Life reveals a deafeningly quiet display of acoustic-emo mastery on their debut album “Clouded”. Released by…

Better Heroes at Millikan’s Visions Night

June 19, 2014 6:37 pm Published by Comments Off on Better Heroes at Millikan’s Visions Night

I don’t actually attend Millikan High School, but an old friend told me about Visions Night and I couldn’t resist. Millikan’s Visions Night is basically an art gallery/concert/poetry reading/body painting festival invented to let loose the insane energy of high…

Local Show Pick Of The Week: Damned Age w/ Ikey Owens

June 18, 2014 10:06 am Published by Comments Off on Local Show Pick Of The Week: Damned Age w/ Ikey Owens

This Thursday catch Damned Age & Ikey Owens at the Prospector. If you follow us on Facebook you know that Ikey is actually moving to Nashville to continue working on music with Jack White and others. May be one of…

Jail Weddings & More @ Alex’s Bar Review

June 12, 2014 9:35 am Published by Comments Off on Jail Weddings & More @ Alex’s Bar Review

The wide variety of SoCal indie rock was on full display at an eclectic night at Alex’s Bar. Opening the night were Feels, a new incarnation of prog-punkers (yes, I made that up), Raw Geronimo. They have dropped from a…

Local Show Pick Of The Week: Marker

June 11, 2014 10:32 am Published by Comments Off on Local Show Pick Of The Week: Marker

Come out and see local band Marker play their debut show with Rooks Empire at the Prospector this Thursday. Marker is the brainchild of Mark Delgado (Suburban Serfs, No Hablo) and a group of talented friends. Show them your support…

90’s Era Pioneers Give it One More Go

June 9, 2014 9:04 am Published by Comments Off on 90’s Era Pioneers Give it One More Go

by Nate Morefield The 90’s were an interesting time for many local music scenes and Long Beach was certainly no different.  After decades of musicians being told they had to fit a certain mold or else they wouldn’t “make it,”…

Kevin Miso

June 9, 2014 8:19 am Published by Comments Off on Kevin Miso

Kevin Miso is a Southern California singer/songwriter.  Born and raised in Long Beach, California, Miso’s music is very much a product of his background and upbringing.  His father is of Hawaiian descent and his mother is full-blooded Irish.  When describing…

Where We Bought Our Records in Long Beach in the 1940s

June 6, 2014 2:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Where We Bought Our Records in Long Beach in the 1940s

In an other-than-exhaustive search and because nobody really asked, the earliest reference I’ve been able to find for a place to acquire new records (78s) in Long Beach was at the cleverly named Record Room at 40 S. Pine, most…