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Monthly Archives: August 2014

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 ra... READ MORE


The most valuable export out of Long Beach you ask? Rock We're not talking about Petroleum Coke, we're referring to rock as in Rock n’ Roll in the form of Rival Sons. You don’t have to take our word f... READ MORE

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... READ MORE

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 i... READ MORE

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... READ MORE


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 resid... READ MORE

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 lege... READ MORE

Fathers & Suns – The Beat

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... READ MORE

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 t... READ MORE

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 to... READ MORE