Since 2004, Long Beach’s Matt Allen has made a career of giving away ice cream for free at music events nationwide. That’s why he’s known as Ice Cream Man. But news of a possible Ice Cream Man benefit this month at Alex’s Bar suggested an emergency, indicating it might be time to give something back to this benevolent treat-tosser who just hopes to get “people to think about things a bit differently, proving that you can do anything with your life.” So, was it frostbite? Hypothermia? Something so bad happening to somebody so nice is the kind of thing that could put you off Popsicles forever. Fortunately, Allen is fine. It’s his baby truck Newt, a 2004 Dodge Sprinter,... More >>>