By: Jonathan Patrick Urban Outfitters is a creative wasteland, a shortsighted cul-de-sac of trends and trash-culture bent for capital gain -- one large, unthinking slab of cultural masturbation. But, by and large, it's a beast we ourselves feed. Like creepers to a drug deal we lurch in, grab what we ... More >>
Jesse Carzello's musical career has been a more haphazard adventure than most. Though he recently celebrated the completion of a full-length album for his bedroom recordings-turned-experimental pop project, bobby blunders (yes, all lowercase), Carzello might be Long Beach's most unexpected bandlead ... More >>
With a residency in Los Angeles and a new release, the Long Beach band learn to expect the good
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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Scanner Darkly composer Graham Reynolds scores big
How did Dudley Perkins get so funky?
Breakestras live mix tape
Nightlife and more
Sept. 22 - Sept. 29
Crown City Rockers keep tradition of MCs rhyming with live musicians
Violent Femmes add it up
Are You Too Late for the Trend?
28 Local Greats
The secret language of Richard Swift
Ikey Owens and the sonic politics of race
Scratch barely scratches the surface
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Instagons not just a band. Its the end of music as we know it
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Will the OC Fair finally stop blowing corn-dog chunks?
Director, word artist, general manager of Vinyl Solution Records and sales manager of Sweet Water Productions
New albums, old sounds
In search of some really good acid jazz
Survey says: Many, many great discs produced in past decade!