Society for Long Beach Music is honoring its’ cofounder Markus Manley, who unexpectedly passed away last month, this Thursday at 4th St Vine, 7:30-10pm. In honor of Markus, they will be releasing a Markus Manley mixtape, which are compiled of songs contributed by Markus’ friends, and their first zine. A diverse lineup of acoustic performances will be provided by Rajh Music, Dennis Robicheau, and The Vespertines in addition to $3 beer/wine and a photo exhibition of “30 years of punk rock in Long Beach” by KRK Dominguez.

Society for LB Music celebrates all of the sounds created by residents of the most culturally diverse city in the country. SLBM pursues the question “how has the multicultural environment of LB influenced the upbringing and creative processes of its’ musician?” and create dialogue between musicians and appreciators of music to shape the purpose of SLBM. Events, storytelling, blogging, creating zines, archiving history, and creating community through dialogue are part of the vision of Society for Long Beach Music.

Markus was the founder of WE Labs, a business incubation space in DTLB, and a long-time event producer beginning the 90s with Conscious Groove and later Robots & Angels in Long Beach. In general, Markus committed his adult life to providing spaces in which entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, and techies could connect and flourish.

4th Street Vine
2142 E. 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814



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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 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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