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  • 4th Annual Long Beach BBQ Festival

    published August 21, 2014

    The first thing you need to know about the three-day-long Long Beach BBQ Festival is they have a whole section called “Rib Village,”... More >>

  • The Weirdos

    published August 14, 2014

    Attention, all you humans! The Weirdos were one of the first and one of the greatest of the LA punk bands, responsible for at least two undeniable... More >>

  • Dustin Lovelis

    published August 7, 2014

    The Fling are one of the most-loved bands in Long Beach and when they aren’t playing out, they’re one of the most-missed. But Fling... More >>

  • The Hotspot

    published August 7, 2014

    Folk meets punk—sometimes in the same song—at this opposites-attract-style bill at Long Beach’s Federal Bar. Leather Tramp do... More >>

  • The Secret Affair 10 Year Anniversary

    published July 31, 2014

    It started as a strictly-vinyl strictly-'60s night in a room that soon ran out of space for dancers, and now Long Beach’s soul-and-more... More >>

  • Wolfmother

    published July 24, 2014

    The band Wolfmother came from nowhere—well, Australia, which is in the time zone next to nowhere—and after a 13-year-run doing... More >>

  • Blu

    published July 24, 2014

    LA rapper Blu is a polymath, a visionary, a documentarian and an iconoclast all at once, doing what he needs to do exactly how and when he needs... More >>

  • Ziggy Marley

    published July 17, 2014

    Oldest Marley son Ziggy hit something of a high-water mark with his most recent album Fly Rasta, released just a few months ago. While he’s... More >>

  • Mary Lynn Rajskub

    published July 17, 2014

    Maybe the world now knows Mary Lynn Rajskub best as a breakout action TV mainstay, and of course we mean Chloe, the indefatigable CTU analyst from... More >>

  • The Dwarves

    published July 10, 2014

    “We’re the originators of the garage rock genre!” said Dwarves frontman Blag Dahlia when we saw him last at Burgerama, and you... More >>

  • Dustbowl Revival

    published July 10, 2014

    The American Anthology of Folk Music was one of those mystical albums that defined one era and redefined another—curator Harry Smith... More >>

  • Spina Bifida Fundraiser for Josh

    published July 3, 2014

    Right now there’s a good guy named Josh with way too much medical debt messing with his life, but this Sunday is your chance to strap on... More >>

  • Cloud Nothings

    published July 3, 2014

    Cloud Nothings is founder Dylan Baldi with vision, voice, guitar and command of American indie history, put into service for a sound that started... More >>

  • Qui

    published June 26, 2014

    Qui is two dudes, 200 decibels and about 2,000 ideas all dissolving into each other at once—and also two musicians marking two distant poles... More >>

  • Doheny Surf Festival

    published June 26, 2014

    These are truly Doheny-y days this summer, with actual Doheny family member Ned enjoying a comprehensive re-release of extra-smooth smart-ass... More >>

  • Born Free 6 Pre Party

    published June 19, 2014

    Born Free is a true local success story—a let’s-throw-a-fest-fest that’s grown into a world-class celebration of old school... More >>

  • Speedway: Motorcycle Demolition Derby & Sidecars

    published June 12, 2014

    Extreme times call for extreme entertainments, and so as the planet Earth entered the summer of 2014, the citizens of Costa Mesa have the... More >>

  • FEA

    published June 5, 2014

    With Girl In A Coma singer Nina Diaz taking time to put together a solo record, bassist and drummer Jenn Alva and Phanie Diaz figured it was time... More >>

  • Uh Huh Her

    published June 5, 2014

    LA duo Uh Huh Her named their most recent album Future Souls to honor—and hopefully keep alive—that certain undefinable human... More >>

  • Punk Rock Karaoke

    published May 29, 2014

    One of the best theme park rides going in Southern California is of course the legendary Punk Rock Karaoke, where you get to strap yourself into... More >>

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    published May 29, 2014

    We promise you we won’t quote a word from this movie in this little pick—because surely anyone going to this screening knows every... More >>

  • Steve Earle

    published May 22, 2014

    We don’t wanna call country rocker Steve Earle a rabble-rouser because that might diminish the music itself. So let’s just say... More >>

  • Paper Planes

    published May 22, 2014

    Paper Planes are the Long Beach band with their own idiosyncratic version of outlaw country and raw rock ‘n’ roll, with the rock... More >>

  • Jenny Lewis

    published May 15, 2014

    Jenny Lewis—do we still need to say “once of Rilo Kiley”?—comes and goes as she pleases, punctuating a six-year space... More >>

  • Elvis '68

    published May 15, 2014

    Between the popular conceptions of Elvis Presley—“Young Elvis” from the '50s, and the '70s version of, er, let’s say... More >>

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