Did you plan a holiday event this year? Is it this weekend? It would be no surprise if we missed a few as this weekend was everyone’s choice for holiday parties. There are GREAT events going on at just about every venue in Long Beach that hosts live music. Tons of toy drives and community events centered around giving back this season, as well as great bands coming out and doing it big for their favorite causes as well. Long Beach really has the Christmas spirit! As always we have put together a list of who’s events will be naughty and who’s will be nice, so if you are in need of some live music fuel we got the best Long Beach Events for you!

Here’s whats happening in Long Beach the weekend of December 9th, 2010:

Thrusday, Dec 9th

Double Dee Productions Battle of the Bands w/ Rising Water, The Fluffs, The Perfect Victim, Thirty 3 Threes – All Ages $10 – @ Di Piazza’s

Punk Rock Karaoke – Live band Karaoke, feat. members of the Adolescents, Bad Religion and more! – $10 – @ Alex’s Bar

Ice Cream Man’s XMAS Show Featuring: Hasselhoff Curtainrod, Still Flyin and Crystal Antlers – @ The Prospector

TOO FLY ELI of DIGITAL UNDERGROUND plus special guests!! @ The Cellar

Long Beach Liberators & Special guests – FREE- @ Liquid Lounge


Friday, Dec 10th

TKO CHRISTMAS PARTY feat. Reducers S.F., Smogtown, The Junk, Piss N’ Blood, with DJ Gonzo – $10 – @ Alex’s Bar

The Next Great American Novelist – @ Viento Y Agua Cafe

JAH FAITH, LONG BEACH LIBERATORS, DJ GREGORY G, plus SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS! – $7 – @ Rhythm Lounge

Cockii Mr MaGiCc, Jerrico & KIC, Kemo the Blaxican, Bullets for Breakfast, Lokies – @ Blue Cafe

Beatrock Music’s 1-Year Anniversary w/ Bambu and DJ Phatrick, Power Struggle, Otayo Dubb, The CounterParts, Bwan w/ Mister REY, and more – @ The Cellar


Saturday, Dec 11th

D-Strutters 5th Annual Toys For Tots XMas Show Featuring: Misled, The Thingz, Vooduo, Cougar, D-Strutters. Bring Some Toys!!! – @ The Prospector

Adolescents, The Crowd, White Flag, Half Astro – $12 Buy your advance tickets here! – @ Alex’s Bar

Mixmas – featuring: Paper City, The Potential Lunatics, Healing Mystical Science Collective, Zeroh, Rahfee Zahkee, Psylite, Lawrence Ervin, Tara Rose Davison, Dave Jacobs, CAV3, Peter Sterling – Harp Magic, And More… – FREE – @ Lyon Art Supply

White Denim & Imonni Present: We Barbarians – $5 – @ The Basement

Ugly Duckling w/ Munk the Liver Fish, Vox Merger, Bamm Tronics, Tha Process, Deep Space Orbit, Ashley Dominique, Delta 9 MC’s, Fesek One. DJ’s Mr Digglz, Hopesta One, Defy. Bring used blankets and clothing for the homeless. – $7 – @ Di Piazza’s


Sunday, Dec 12th

Benefit for Don Pie – The Hardcopy Rebels, The City, Apocalipstick – $5 – @ Alex’s Bar

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About the Author

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.



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