Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill Ave., Suite 150, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. You can also e-mail us digital downloads at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a way, though, that searching out of prime quality describes our work this year with Beat Blvd. We began at the suggestion of our fearless music editor Lilledeshan Bose as a way to focus more attention on our thriving local scene. The sheer number of bands, musicians and DJ's out there these days is both overwhelming and exciting. In a time when so many say that the music business is dying a slow death, what's been clearly missed is how much music itself seems to have gained strength all around.
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