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Dave Williams

Dave Williams is a veteran Long Beach, Ca. Jazz Trumpeter, Composer, Poet and Musical Director of the NuJazz/Funk/HipHop collective MajicBulletTheory. In his former life, Williams was a MC and Hip Hop Producer.


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R. Scott – Family Snapshots Review

If I had to throw R. Scott in a category, try to tack down a style, I would say Van Morrison as Ray Charles meets Steely Dan, with a pinch of Memphis or New Orleans... The vocals bring to mind Randy N... READ MORE

SQUAREFISH

It was in the slimy shallows of the Long Beach breakwater that four college students conceived their open water love child, Squarefish. Merging their eclectic musical backgrounds, their sound evolved... READ MORE

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Pebaluna – Carny Life

I chose to put this on, and simply listen to it, with no pre-conceived notions (you’dthink that would always happen), and I found myself very pleasantly surprised…this is ablow-by-blow account of my i... READ MORE

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Jah! Fellowship – Self-titled

Jah Fellowship is one of Long Beach’s best Reggae bands, and a solid Live act. In fact, ifyou’re reading this, you probably know at least 3 of these guys…Lyrically, it’s Rastafariall the way…Messages... READ MORE

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The Barrelhousers – Death Or Sunlight

The Barrelhousers are a local trio, that I’d describe as ‘Folk music,’ if I were forced tostick them in a bag…It’s ready for the pub, and a Pint of Guinness or three… Blessedwith real multi-instrument... READ MORE

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Taylor Collins – The Phoenix

Taylor Collins is a Long Beach Singer/Songwriter who will be releasing a new album called "The Phoneix" on May 1st. He has a mellow, kicked back approach to Rock music.  I wouldn’t want to label it wi... READ MORE

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Paper City Release New EP – Labour of Love

Paper City is a Long Beach, Ca. Pop-Rock trio, fronted by Marissa Predisik. Sonically, they’re all about Sunshine, plenty of Major Chords and Poppy Guitar Hooks—I’m imagining Lava Lamps, and girls in... READ MORE

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Shows at The Mirage Cafe in BK this Weekend

Come check out the best in Funky, Hip Hop Jazz and Reggae, this weekend at The Mirage Cafe--539 E. Bixby Road, Bixby Knolls, CA. MBT rocks Friday Nite from 7:30-to 10Pmish--$5 suggested donation--feat... READ MORE

Seabird Jazz Lounge Presents: MajicBulletTheory

MajicBulletTheory will blow 3 sets of Funky Jazz, with the karaoke of Chad Bishop on the breaks for all the wonderful singers in LBC!!! Show starts at 9! Seabird Jazz Lounge (Next to Roscoe's)   730 E... READ MORE

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Majic Bullet Theory – Paradigm Shift

Long Beach Jazz/Funk/Hip Hop Collective, MajicBulletTheory, has made its first studio album, "Paradigm Shift", available for Free Download on Bandcamp. Paradigm Shift A 16 Track Album of Funky, Jazzy... READ MORE

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Listening Parties for Chase Frank’s “Smile Trials” In LBC Nov. 27

Long Beach-developed, Austin-relocated musician Chase Frank, is holding listening parties for her fourth studio album, entitled "Smile Trials", produced by Ikey Owens of The Mars Volta and Free Moral... READ MORE

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Live Jazz Wednesday at The Sky Room–Dave Williams Group

The Sky Room, located at 40 S Locust Ave., atop the landmark Breakers' Hotel hosts Live Jazz during Happy Hour (Happy Hour is from 5:30 to 7:30PM) on WednesdayNights. Wednesday night features Trumpete... READ MORE

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Kickstarter Fundraiser for Jah! Felowship

Help local reggae/dub band Jah! Fellowship raise funds to master their album, before the January 5th deadline on Kickstarter! Here are a few words from Jah Polo about the bands fundraising efforts: "B... READ MORE

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Art And Live Music At November First Fridays With MBT, Mulatto, BMX And More!

Bixby Knolls' premier event, First Fridays Long Beach, is having its November 5th Event, from 6:30 to 10:30PM, with the "562City(After)Life Hours" afterparty, featuring Mulatto , the backing band for... READ MORE

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Funky Jazz Wednesdays In The LBC

Long Beach is gettin' blessed tonight with 3 Jazz Performances, at 2 happenin' spots! From 6:30 to 8:30PM, The Dave Williams Group, the local Trumpeter and MBT Musical Director's new unit, featuring J... READ MORE

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Rock N’ Roll Residency 90806 with R. Scott and The Carnevel Kings

Keyboardist/Vocalist R. Scott and the Carnevel Kings will be holding down a residency at the Puka Bar , in West Long Beach-- every 4th Wednesday of the month. Scott plans to feature other local bands... READ MORE