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‘Strangest Things’ makes sweet music

Kevin Flores, Arts & Life Editor

November 4, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Reviews, Today

It’s said the bedroom is where the magic happens. It’s a refuge that is at once intimate yet isolated… A place of otherness… A heterotopia. Door closed, away from judgment, daydreaming, self-reflection and imagination are free to flourish, blurring the borders between headspace and meatspace. William Alexander—who formerly went by the stage name The Meanest Boys—has proven that the bedroom is not just a pl...

Long Beach local musician BREATHERRR is releasing his first music video on Halloween

Long Beach local musician BREATHERRR is releasing his first music video on Halloween

October 28, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Today

Musician Michael Espinach, who goes by the stagename BREATHERRR, is a California State University, Long Beach alumnus who is making ripples in Long Beach’s psychedelic music scene. The Daily 49er...

Review: Toxic Boy’s ‘Troubled’

Review: Toxic Boy’s ‘Troubled’

Kevin Flores, Arts & Life Editor

October 25, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Reviews, Today

Toxic Boy’s debut album “Troubled” opens with an eponymous force of fuzz full of slacker growls that verge on the Cobain-esque. While Toxic Boy, whose real-life name is Andy Groke, may at times exude...

Newly renamed JR JR band reincarnates

Newly renamed JR JR band reincarnates

October 12, 2015

The band JR JR are straight from the underground. Having come a long way from playing in a basement studio in Michigan back in 2009, duo Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott recently released a self-titled...

Music Calendar

October 8, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Today

Thursday Live after Five: The Nightmare Before Christmas on Elm Street RIOTstage DJ Polyester Stars at Night Broadway and Elm Avenue Long Beach, CA, 90831 6 p.m. All ages Free   Friday Mr. Moonshine Solar bear Cold Shoulders Rebel Bite 649 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA, 90802 7p.m. All ages Free   Saturday Queen Bees and the Wannabees Shenanigans Iri...

Live Music Calendar

October 1, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Events, Music, Today

The weekend is night, good people. And you know what that means: Time to close the books and burn a rug. I know you’ve all been waiting for this calendar all week, so without further ado: Thursday: Strange Lot Platonic The War Toys Moondreamzzz   Que Sera 1923 East 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90804 9 p.m. 21+ $10     Friday: Cadillac Tramps' Joyride   Alex’s Bar 2913...

Live music calendar

Kevin Flores, Arts & Life Editor

September 24, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Today

People: I have a bone to pick. This weekend I was at an undisclosed show. I was in the pit, dead center, and the band was positively killing it. So there I was two-stepping and doing a little scuttle when I looked up at the crowd around me. To my deepest despair, so many people were a) major league stiffos b) phone tanning their faces c) condemning the dancing man to hell with their eyes. People: Don’t be these people.   Thursday: King Kang T...

Slayer slays on “Repentless”

Slayer slays on “Repentless”

Michael Mendoza, Opinions Assistant Editor

September 15, 2015

Filed under Features, Music, Uncategorized

Name: Slayer, Album: “Repentless”, Label: Nuclear Blast, Release Date: September 11, Rating: 4/5 stars After 32 years, Slayer has continued to push the limits of thrash metal while staying true...