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TICKET CONTEST: Shoreline Jam & Funk Fest Labor Day Weekend

August 25, 2014 9:57 am Published by Comments Off on TICKET CONTEST: Shoreline Jam & Funk Fest Labor Day Weekend

  The Queen Mary lights up Labor Day weekend with Shoreline Jam August 30 – 31, followed by the sixth annual Long Beach Funk Fest on September 1! We are giving away 1 pair of 3-day passes to 1 randomly…

Round One – Local Music Scene

August 20, 2014 9:00 am Published by Comments Off on Round One – Local Music Scene

The night is Saturday, August 9, 2014 and this is the follow-up to my article pertaining to the proliferation of Tribute Bands on the music and how it is killing the local band attendances and costing the local bands gigs.…

Concert Preview- VI∙ZA at the Gaslamp, Sept. 11

August 19, 2014 8:38 pm Published by Comments Off on Concert Preview- VI∙ZA at the Gaslamp, Sept. 11

VI∙ZA is an amazing rock band based out of Los Angeles, CA, with a huge fan base from Europe. Their music has influences from the Armenian culture and is truly like no other. Besides the normal rock instruments,  VI∙ZA has…

Gregg Young & The Second Street Band

August 15, 2014 9:38 am Published by Comments Off on Gregg Young & The Second Street Band

Originally from San Francisco, local artist Gregg Young has had an extensive musical career beginning in his teens when he landed a major label-recording contract with his first funk-fusion band, Womb. While touring, Gregg played shows that included such acts…

INAUGURAL 1ST SATURDAYS MUSIC AT BIXBY PARK RECAP

August 11, 2014 2:33 pm Published by Comments Off on INAUGURAL 1ST SATURDAYS MUSIC AT BIXBY PARK RECAP

What a great day for local music in Long Beach! The long dormant Bixby Park band shell received new life with the inaugural 1st Saturdays Music at Bixby Park. The shows are put together by local residents Eric Gray &…

Three Decades; Three Records; Three Hits; One Source: Long Beach

August 10, 2014 7:36 am Published by Comments Off on Three Decades; Three Records; Three Hits; One Source: Long Beach

“Tequila” by the Champs (1958) In 1955, multi instrumentalist Danny Flores arrived in Long Beach, which had a thriving country music scene thanks to the Navy, by way of Bakersfield, where country legend Buck Owens was just getting started. Long…

Local Show Pick Of The Week: Suburban Serfs + Struckout + More!

August 7, 2014 12:57 pm Published by Comments Off on Local Show Pick Of The Week: Suburban Serfs + Struckout + More!

New Madrid is on tour for the release of their album, Sunswimmer. They’re going to be coming through Long Beach and playing at The Federal Underground, Long Beaches best ALL AGES venue. They will also be using local bands Suburban…

Tijuana Panthers @ The Federal Underground Review

August 5, 2014 1:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Tijuana Panthers @ The Federal Underground Review

We have been waiting patiently for almost a year for a Tijuana Panthers show in Long Beach. The band’s last hometown appearance was at Fingerprints Records last August for a record release party for the album, Semi-Sweet. A lot has…

Full Metal Face-off

August 5, 2014 10:12 am Published by Comments Off on Full Metal Face-off

Let me start by taking you back to 1987. I grew up going to Hollywood Clubs and catching bands like X and Black Flag at the Roxy, The Whisky A GoGo, The Starwood, and The Troubador. Then I went off…