Long Beach is a city for musicians who like to spread themselves around. It's nothing new to hear about a guitarist or drummer who happens to play in four or five bands at a time. Sure, we wouldn't call that behavior exclusive to that city. But we'll be damned if musicians in any other city do it as effortlessly or as often. For the perfect example, look no further than the Slow Learner Collective. Sharp-dressed, rail-thin Renaissance man Brandon Eugene Owens (Eugene for short, formerly of Eugene and the 1914) fronts a rotating lineup of players from all over the spectrum—respected practitioners of jazz, rock, folk, blues, pretty much anyone who kicks ass at... More >>>