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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Local Show Pick of the Week: Alex’s Bar 15th Anniversary featuring Rocket from the Crypt and special guests

Our beloved Alex’s Bar is celebrating 15 great years in Long Beach with a weekend long bash headlined by punk inspired rock band, Rocket from the Crypt. The festivities will take place Friday and Satu... READ MORE

Local Musicians Enter NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest

Recently NPR radio launched an online video contest that encouraged local musicians to record their own "Tiny Desk Concert" for a chance to play the real thing live on NPR. Here are some great submiss... READ MORE

Avi Buffalo – Think It’s Gonna Happen Again

Big Bad Rooster – Sobriety

'Sobriety'Written by Michael SolanDirected by Joseph Ngabo

Local Show Pick of the Week: Nectarine, Litronix, Twanner and DJ Cuckold @ 4th Street Vine

4th Street Vine once again hosts another stellar line up that is, of course, always FREE! Saturday's musical guests are Nectarine (members of So Many Wizards), L I T R O N I X (formerly N.O.W. and 60... READ MORE


Bearwulf is a Long Beach based power trio that has a reputation for vigorous live performance and intensity. The rhythmic foundation of the band, drummer Kevin Kablau, is a power house of hard hitting... READ MORE

Third Thursdays: Premier Local Music @ The Renaissance Hotel

Long Beach Independent in collaboration with the Renaissance Hotel Long Beach invite you to grab a drink and enjoy some after dinner live music in the beautiful SIP Lounge inside the Renaissance Long... READ MORE

The Moderates – Black & White

New video from The Moderates for the song "Black & White".

Long Beach Folk Revival Festival Video Recap

The Long Beach Folk Revival Festival made a big jump to the larger location of Rainbow Lagoon Park and added more music, more dancing, more vendors, and more FUN! Over 25 Folk & Roots music acts p... READ MORE

Local Show Pick of the Week: Highlands, Zig Zags, Banquet, and Babylon Sweethearts @ Harold’s Place

Our sleepy gem of a neighbor, San Pedro, is going to get loud on Friday night at Harold's Place with serious psych, punk, rock n'roll heaviness. Long Beach locals, Highlands, will be shredding along s... READ MORE

Mr. Moonshine – Comfort Me With Absinthe

"Comfort Me with Absinthe" by Mr. Moonshine. Directed by Michelle Prebich and animated by Justine Prebich.

Big Bad Rooster – I Do Not Give A Damn

The boys of the Big Bad Rooster have certainly come quite a ways in the last few years! We have been big fans of Michale Solan as well as Camilo Barahona and this new EP really exemplifies what they b... READ MORE

Local Show Pick of the Week: GRN+GLD presents The Natives, The Koreatown Oddity, and Rahspect

If you haven't been to a GRN+GLD event it's time to start. GRN+GLD is a collective of talented artists who make dope music, write sweet zines, and throw great parties. Every 2nd Thursday you can catch... READ MORE

Top 10 Local Shows Of 2014

2014 was a fantastic year for live music in Long Beach. From large festivals to small club shows there seemed to be something for everyone. Here's our list of the 10 best shows of the year in alphabet... READ MORE

Top 10 Local Albums Of 2014

As we enter a new year potentially full of great new local music we decided to take a look back at the local releases of 2014 as it was a great year for Long Beach bands & musicians! Here are our... READ MORE

Hearts Like Lions – Stranger