Best Bar/Club Night - 2010
Lightbulb Mouth Radio Hour at Basement Lounge
149 Linden Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
If you're young, broke and fabulous, there's no better place to be than in the cozy depths of the Basement Lounge on a Wednesday night. With its dramatic lighting, sleek interior and strong encouragement of cocktail attire (2 bucks off if you come lookin' sharp), it's one of the few places on Earth where you can sip from a $5 can (yes, can) of certified champagne through a bendy straw and still manage to feel chic. When the clock strikes 8 on this particular night, producer/host of the Lightbulb Mouth Radio Hour Derrick Brown emerges onstage to kick the show off with its very own theme song. Perpetuating the classic format of the live-radio variety show, the Lightbulb Mouth Radio Hour begins with an open-mic poetry slam, and then welcomes one author, musician and informationist to the stage to imbue the minds of an enthusiastic audience with new ideas and brilliant sounds. With an ever-evolving roster of nationally best-selling authors, university professors, media personalities and the average Joe, every show possesses its own unique chemistry, ensuring that, on any given night, you can expect nothing and learn anything from "how to kiss" to "how to be a successful war correspondent."