Author Archives for Shea Newkirk

Shea Newkirk

Executive Editor, Long Beach Independent

Shea has been involved in the Long Beach music scene since 2003 helping to promote unsigned, independent bands and musicians through various media including photos, video, event production, and marketing. Founder of LongBeachIndependent.com and Folk Revival Festival as well as a musician with over 15 years experience, Shea has a great ear for finding the best independent music coming out of the local Long Beach music scene.


Recent Submissions

Michael J. Salter

"Song Writer, Multi-instrumentalist, Home Studio Dweller, Ambivert, Virgo" is how Long Beach based musician Michael J. Salter describes himself. He writes and performs indie pop style songs with a dre... READ MORE

bobby blunders – ballad

Volunteer Musicians Needed For Local Hospice

Music brings peace, comfort, and joy to our patients and their families during a very difficult time. It creates a calming atmosphere for patients that allows for them to relax and it diverts attentio... READ MORE

Bootlegs of the Untitled Band – Mediocre Genius

Vince Staples – Rain Come Down

If you have not heard Vince Staples new album Big Fish Theory yet, get on that! Some of the best new hip hop coming out of Long Beach. If you missed him on The Daily Show recently, look it up, the int... READ MORE

Swampland – Badlands EP

This Long Beach based post-cowpunk band has a dark and haunting sound that combines well with the touches of western and country elements. Check out their Bandcamp for more.

Long Beach Music Collective – FORTUNES (Spring 2016 Compilation)

LBMC is a seasonal collaboration between artists in Long Beach, CA and surrounding areas. Made to inspire musicians and artists to create!

Big Bad Rooster Self-titled Debut Album

These boys have been kicking around great tunes in Long Beach for quite a few years now, and while the cast of pickers has changed over time, the addition of Tristan Cole-Falek on the low end has real... READ MORE

half•alive – tip toes

half•alive Release Debut EP & Video “the fall”

Remember The Moderates? We first posted about them in 2013 with their album "Colour" which made our Top 10 Local Albums of 2013 and while the band has since broken up, lead singer Josh Taylor has been... READ MORE

Lucero To Headline Folk Revival Festival 2017; Billy Joe Shaver & More

In its 5th year the Long Beach Folk Revival Festival returns on September 16, 2017 from 11am to 10pm to the beautiful seaside location of Rainbow Lagoon Park. With views of the historic Queen Mary, pl... READ MORE

Missing Words – Memories

Bearwulf – Con Otros

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Return Home After 40+ Years To Headline Folk Revival 2016

The fourth annual Long Beach Folk Revival Festival takes place on September 17, 2016 from 11am to 11pm and is serving up a slice of True American Music for every member of the family. Get ready for a... READ MORE

Rudy De Anda – Hunger Cloud

Litronix – Are You New Age?