Dennis Owens

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Soulific Records Brings Rare Funk, Jazz and Latin Vinyl to Long Beach

    Long Beach's Soulific Records isn't your typical record store. Inside the second-floor, 12-foot-by-12-foot converted office the 5-month-old store calls home, a few wooden racks hold impeccably maintained vinyl copies of funk, jazz, soul and Latin albums so obscure that most of the producers, collect ... More >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2011

    Free Moral Agents Have a Gift for You

    Ikey Owens and his band plan to work out some new material at their free Monday-night residency at Detroit Bar

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    December 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin Soul Clap Dance-Off at Alex's Bar

    Eleanor Logan​ Jonathan Toubin grew up punk in Texas and learned some lasting lessons--like play hard, play fast, play loud and play with people's expectations. So when he started his own all-45s DJ night in New York City, he brought out something different than sweet Northern soul or slo-mo funk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    TONIGHT: Free Moral Agents at the Blue Cafe

    Mary BellFree Moral Agents at the Prospector, Jan. 8, 2011​Free Moral Agents don't sound like anyone else, in the good kind of way. You wouldn't be wrong to say there's a distinct blend of trip-hop, funk, psychedelic, soul and rock at play in their vibe, but it's a fresh kind of take. The quintet ... More >>

  • Music

    December 23, 2010

    O Souly Night! It's a Very Good Foot Christmas

    [Locals Only] Santa Claus, go straight to Alex's Bar for Dennis Owens' annual holiday dance party

  • Music

    October 14, 2010

    AAA Electra 99 Hosting Mayoral Debate?!

    [Mental Notes] Plus, Free Moral Agents going on tour, Mike Vallely produces a music/skate fest

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Free Moral Agents Announce Tour to Support 'Control This'

    Mary Bell/OC Weekly​As we mentioned a few months ago,  Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, Long Beach-based, Grammy-award-winning keyboardist for Mars Volta, is now taking some time off Mars Volta to focus on Free Moral Agents.As Ikey expanded his 2002 solo project into a full band five years ago, he corral ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Listen To This: "Big Foot" Soul Mix

    ​Dennis Owens has been doing funk/soul club Good Foot at Que Sera in Long Beach for almost twelve years now and I think I was lucky enough to peek inside maybe by year two. The DJs who've climbed in and out of that back booth have been some of Southern California's best, and I was pretty honored ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    TONIGHT: Free Moral Agents kick off November Tour at the Prospector

    ​Three and a half weeks ago, we mentioned that Long Beach avant rockers Free Moral Agents (featuring keyboardist Ikey Ownes of the Mars Volta) are going out on the road with El Paso band Zechs Marquise. We all found that they hadn't booked any hometown show dates yet. Excuse ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Last Night: TV on the Radio at Glass House

    Last Night:  TV on the Radio and Free Moral Agents at Glass HouseBetter Than: Trying to literally watch t.v. on a radio.Download: Dear Science by if you already haven't.    It's rare and weird to feel a sense of victory going to a concert before it even starts. But as the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2008

    Club Pick:The Good Foot's 10th Anniversary at Que Sera

    Since the beginning, Que Sera's monthly Good Foot dance party promised three things: Good times, strong drinks and a five-star musical feast. These might sound like simple promises, but after a successful 10 years of soulful celebration, swagger and sweat it's obvious that the best parties thrive on ... More >>

  • Music

    August 7, 2008
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    May 12, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XX

    Friday night found Dave Segal attending the Good Foot at Que Sera to see DJ Nobody, Dennis Owens and Scott Weaver spinning world-class funk and soul. Then he had his mind blown by psych-rockers Magic Lantern and the Antarcticans at the Prospector Saturday. Meanwhile Rich Kane reviewed The Register ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    DJ Nobody Gets on the Good Foot Tonight

    Nobody (Elvin Estela): a highest uncommon denominator kind of DJ. Well, it looks like Elvin Estela Week here at the Weekly. My Sprawl of Sound column includes a review of his and Niki Randa's Blank Blue album on Ubiquity; we run his well-informed list of top albums with references to “blue” or ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    A Week in the Nightlife

    Nerdy garage rock, wiseguy jazz, Binges that purge, Goodfoot turns 9 and Holy Fuck!

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    Saloons and Such

    Watering holes, bars, dance halls, houses of ill repute, whiskey, wine, tequila, whiskey, whiskey, beer, whiskey, whiskey & also whiskey

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    The General Store

    Trading posts, purveyors of fine goods & services, skilled tradesfolk, trinkets, gewgaws & sundries

  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    Locals Only

    Blow Up Blow
    Sunshine on the Front Line

  • Unknown

    August 11, 2005
  • Features

    June 17, 2004


    Are You Too Late for the Trend?
    28 Local Greats

  • Music

    April 15, 2004
  • Features

    June 13, 2002

    Resistance Is Futile

    Roller skatings back!