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Swoon + Croon Recap: A Night With Jay & Derrick

Attempting to write about the experience of listening to Jay Buchanan on stage is a daunting task. It's like trying to explain metaphysics. Intensity, pristine tone and profound power are the closest... READ MORE

This Wild Life – Clouded Review

Looks can be deceiving, stereotypes detract, and emotional sincerity holds the heaviest weight. Born in the underground pop-punk playgrounds of Long Beach, This Wild Life reveals a deafeningly quiet d... READ MORE

Better Heroes at Millikan’s Visions Night

I don't actually attend Millikan High School, but an old friend told me about Visions Night and I couldn't resist. Millikan's Visions Night is basically an art gallery/concert/poetry reading/body pain... READ MORE

Seabird Jazz Lounge

The Sea Bird Jazz Lounge was formally known as the “Cotton Club”, a classy, intimate straight ahead and contemporary jazz lounge presenting a variety of live world class local and nationally known mus... READ MORE

Cowboy Country

Cowboy Country is the "last true honky tonk in LA County featuring live country bands." They pretty much stick to country music and have a large stage and dance floor that is always packed when there... READ MORE

Fingerprints Records

In this day and age of digital first, there are not many bustling record stores left around, but Long Beach musical mecca Fingerprints Records is certainly a shining example of how cool music can be.... READ MORE

The Good Bar

The Good Bar (formerly The Bull Bar, now with new owners) sits along the Anaheim stretch and really seems to have hit the nail on the head with its "Long Beach" style complete with skatedeck wall. The... READ MORE

Fern’s Cocktails

Fern's is Long Beach diver bar at it's finest! With a whole lot of punk attitude and a killer jukebox, this little hole in the wall hosts live music sporadically on the weekends. The good news is it i... READ MORE

Clancy’s Irish Pub

Clancy's Irish Pub sits just on the edge of downtown Long Beach and while parking is pretty rough in this area they host some good live music on Saturdays and some Thursdays.

The Prospector

Haskell's Prospector is probably the last place you would think to look for great local music, with all its western decor and restaurant curb appeal, but a swath of great Long Beach talent call The Pr... READ MORE

Malainey’s Grill

Malainey's Grill was previously Malarkey's Grill and although they have done a name change it is pretty much the same place. They host live music on Friday & Saturday and the popular Blues Jam on... READ MORE

Gallaghers Pub & Grill

Gallagher's Pub is a local spot at its heart. You can find the place packed for dinner as well as their amazing happy hours. Live music consists of local bands on Friday & Saturday.

Shenanigans Irish Pub

Shenanigans is an Irish pub located inside Shoreline Village and they play host to live music Thursday through Sunday and while the entertainment is of a mixed variety you can find cover bands and Iri... READ MORE

Harvelle’s

Harvelle's has been a Santa Monica staple for many years and their newest location in Long Beach expands their brand of soulful blues, funk, soul, and burlesque. They feature many weekly shows includi... READ MORE

BlackLight District Lounge

Blacklight District Lounge used to be known to many as Max Steiners, but recently came under new ownership. Not much has changed except they host punk, rock, metal, etc on a nightly basis.

Roxanne’s Lounge

Roxanne's is an old school look with new school vibe and while the place does not hold live music on a regular basis they have a great Monday night jam session and you can find live music here on sele... READ MORE