GRAMMY® winning guitarist Laurence Juber is a solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger. His playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, creating a multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument. Juber became an established as a studio musician in the mid-1970’s. First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney’s Wings, with whom he won a Grammy, Juber has since established himself as world-renowned guitar virtuoso and entertainer.
He will play in the Music at the Point concert series at Grace First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, January 21 at 3:00 p.m., 3955 N. Studebaker Rd., Long Beach. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at www.gracefirst.org/concert-series
A Jazz Duo
Madame Genevieve on vocals
& Mr. Dibble’s on piano
Enjoy a night of jazz standards dedicated to the great songwriters of the 1930’s and 1940’s, along with the singers who made them hits. Rest beneath the dim rosy lights of the bar. Surrender your thoughts. Order a drink and listen to the music of a generation so golden and rich like buttah…
Big Trio with Carina Triolo
Melvins at Alex’s Bar
This is your chance to stop and smell the…art!
In Long Beach fashion, we’re taking over the streets to tour the art murals in downtown Long Beach on our bicycles. We meet in the morning at MADE by Millworks, an amazing store of local and artisan goods, where you can pick up your very own free map of all the murals in Long Beach. Just ask the person behind the counter for a mural map.
We’ll be meeting at MADE at 9:45am and kicking off at 10, so don’t miss us. You will check in with the tour guide, Nicole, when you arrive. As always, we have our final stop at Berlin cafe for some lunch and free coffee/tea. Bring water, lunch money, sunscreen, and your camera.
It’s a very easy-paced bike ride, suitable for kids over 7. Total riding time is two hours. Bring your friends and family from out of town, because this is the kind of relaxed fun that brightens up your whole Saturday.
The Bike Mural Tour of Long Beach is a local project to help you discover, view, and appreciate the city’s murals. Every 3rd Saturday you can spend time with friends and fam on this tour exploring the mural scene in downtown Long Beach, because each month there is a new route. Come marvel at your city’s outdoor art!
Join me Tuesday, January 30th, at 7pm, inside Long Beach’s renowned Hellada Gallery, for a night of poetry, music, and dance!
You will laugh! You will cry! You will throw various pieces of unidentifiable fruit! (Or not.) You will leave with an experience you haven’t had before!
I will be performing poems from my debut collection, rest-less, and the book will be available for purchase via donation.
At over 10,000 words, and with more than 40 poems, rest-less is an encapsulating story of unrequited love. Have you ever been in love? Of course! Did it not work out? Of course! Are you free Tuesday, January 30th, from 7 to 9!? Of course!
We will also be treated to a few special, interdisciplinary performances. Accompanying me for these pieces will be dancer Brooke Webber, guitarist Matt Valdes, and myself on piano.
There will be a requested, but completely voluntary, $5 donation at the door to help pay for the space, the artists, and other help.
The book will be available for purchase via a suggested $10 donation, but any amount is accepted, including: more or less money, hugs, favors, flirtatious behavior, or your own artistic creations.
More than anything, I seek your presence. (You’re an artistic creation, aren’t you!?)
See you there! 😉
Blind John Pope
A night brought to you by The Long Beach Sound Society with local Djs spinning and mixing a variety of tracks on vinyl seamlessly. This month your selectors will be :
Dj On Target !!!
$5 cover which pays your entertainers
FREE button for our night
And lighting for a groovy ambience.
ADHD Entertainment and Kaylor Industries bring you a night of hard heavy ROCK!
Doors 8 pm
8:30 pm DJ Mysterious Mammal(Snail)
9:15 pm Big Rig Dollhouse
10 pm Albatross Overdrive
10:45 pm The Sleeping Sea King
11:30 pm Aboleth
RICK SHEA & The Losin’ End
“Staunchly independent…represents the best of California music,” -Jonny Whiteside, LA Weekly.
Rick Shea’s voice is smooth and bittersweet, and his guitar playing goes from subtle on the ballads to blazing through the rockers.
His songs are almost cinematic in their scope and embrace everything from norteño and border rock to the more traditional folk and country music of California that he grew up with. �
“He has a storyteller’s sense of detail and more, a sense for which details to leave out,” – Jim Washburn, OC Weekly.�
As a sideman, Shea has worked with everyone from roots rock kingpin Dave Alvin to folk chanteuse Katy Moffatt to indie rock legends R.E.M. As a member of Dave Alvin’s band, ‘The Guilty Men’, Rick toured the U.S. and Europe for 6 years as an opener and multi-instrumental sideman, playing everywhere from Hollywood to Austin to Madison Square Garden and played on Alvin’s Grammy winning Public Domain.
“I feel very fortunate to be able to do what I do,” says Shea. “Music to me is a very direct and pure form of expression that can reach across time and place. The songs I go back to are the old ones, the ones where you feel the connection 70-80 years later like you were in the same room. That’s what gives me goose bumps.”
“Shea has a brand new record out – The Town where I Live – and it’s another beauty! A mainstay of the California country, folk and honky-tonk scene, he’s up there with the likes of Tom Russell and Dave Alvin, a literate, melodic songsmith and a great guitarist.” – Chris Lee, UK Festival Promoter
DAVID SERBY & the Latest Scam
Anybody who titles their band of all-star musicians The Latest Scam is already a cynical notch above his contemporaries in the alt-country category.
There is a lot more to David Serby’s music than just a really cool name, however.
Start with his love for rancho rockers, sunset shuffles, honk tonkin’ trains, Cali-Mex two beats, and barroom ballads.
In the roots-oriented alt-country scene in Southern California, Serby makes music that may never be mainstream, but is more deserved of notoriety than most indie honky tonkers.
Now a surprising, exhilarating two-CD collection simply titled David Serby and the Latest Scam comprises 20 new original Serby songs. Produced by the musician’s longtime collaborator Ed Tree at his Treehouse Studios in San Gabriel, California, it features Serby’s working band the Latest Scam: lead guitarist Tree, bassist Gregory Boaz, and drummer Dale Daniel.
Serby contributes lead and background vocals and, for the first time, electric rhythm guitar.��Serby’s latest release represents a sharp left turn from the music that has acquired a loyal following among L.A.’s alternative country fans. His first three albums – I Just Don’t Go Home (2006), Another Sleepless Night (2007) and Honky Tonk and Vine – flexed a brawling honky tonk sound in the grand West Coast manner. His most recent album, 2011’s Poor Man’s Poem, was a dark, acoustic-based folk cycle that still cleaved to Serby’s California-bred country roots. �
Sample all of Serby’s takes on life and love when his band performs at Don the Beachcomber in a show titled, Honky Tonk Heaven is a Hell of a Place to Be.
RIK & The Pigs straight outta Olympia WASHINGTON, Long Beach’s own Hip Priest, plus one TBA
DJ Simon Weed’n
More details TBA