Monday, March 4, 2024

Music & Music Festivals

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.

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.

Four years in the making, Long Beach’s industrial-pop outfit BREATHERRR releases vinyl version of new album

Once a one-man show, BREATHERRR has evolved into a full-on band—their industrial-pop sounds about to be showcased at a massive show at the Art Theatre.

Long Beach Mayor proposes an amphitheater near the Queen Mary—which makes perfect cultural sense

While there were many things to be considered in Mayor Rex Richardson's proposed budget for 2024, one of the most culturally significant things isn't being heavily highlighted.

Trance heads unite: Dreamstate festival with Armin van Buuren moves to Long Beach for first time (with after party aboard Queen Mary)

After successful festivals in San Francisco, Mexico City, London, Melbourne, and New York, Dreamstate will be taking over the grounds surrounding the Queen Mary.

Snoop Dogg, Tupac producer Battlecat played for Altruism music series in DTLB—and why that is important for Long Beach

SoCal hip hop legend DJ Battlecat played to a packed, sold-out show at the Edison in DTLB as part of the Altruism music series, which is an important cog in shifting Long Beach's music into the future.

Coastal Country Jam moves from HB to LB, with Blake Shelton and Tim McGraw headlining

The festival's return from hiatus also marks a change in venue, from the shoreline of Huntington Beach to Marina Green Park in Long Beach, bringing along country stars Blake Shelton and Tim McGraw.