Monday, March 4, 2024

Long Beach Music Scene

Lyrics’n’Long Beach: Before you watch The Vince Staples Show, learn about the real, local places he’ll likely reference

If there is one thing to say about Long Beach rapper Vince Staples—beyond the obvious lyrical and melodic talents—it is that Staples is a cultural commentator like no other, a quiet observer and, in a very urban-meets-academic sense, an ethnographer. So it was only a certain amount of time before he was offered his own show—and Netflix has done that with The Vince Staples Show, premiering Feb. 15 on the streaming network.

Meet Robert Brownwell, the Long Beach artist that crafts guitars tailored for other artists

Robert Brownwell—the Long Beach artist perched on the eighth floor of the historic Pacific Tower building at the northwest corner of Broadway and Long Beach Boulevard—has a deep love of guitars, one which stretches into his artistry far beyond music.

Long Beach’s Good Luck Vinyl Club enters 2024 with Snoop Dogg listening party, DJ Battlecat set

Long Beach's Good Luck Vinyl Club—the third-Tuesday-of-every-month vinyl listening event that focuses on a specific album of an artist and then the surrounding sounds of that very album—will open 2024 with a set from DJ Battlecat and a listening to Snoop Dogg.

Altruism—Long Beach’s homegrown, city-centric nightlife event—celebrates one phenomenal first year

From Blaq Pages and Budgie playing side-by-side to Battlecat's hip-hop set amid Jared Jackson's house jam, Altruism is about the intersection of musics.

The reason Long Beach’s music scene needs the Good Luck Vinyl Club hi-fi vibe

Echoing the listening bars of Japan, Good Luck Vinyl Club is about two things: A very particular album and a DJ's collection that boosters that album's genre for an all-night listening session.

Long Beach rapper and Dove Shack member C-Knight on life support post-stroke

Long Beach rapper C-Knight—one of the founding members of the G-funk collective Dove Shack—is on life support after having a stroke, according to TMZ.

Massive, inaugural drum’n’bass-meets-dubstep festival Apocalypse to take over Long Beach

While many of the indie EDM acts frown upon Insomniac's corporate culture and lack of love for the authentic raver scene—overselling and dangerous conditions...

Returning to Long Beach’s reggae roots while Gwen Stefani, Ice Cube, Wiz Khalifa to headline Cali Vibes 2024

The popular festival that brings both Cali vibes and Cali sobriety together harmoniously returns to Marine Green Park under the Long Beach sky.