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‘A very merry crisis’ playlist

Miranda Andrade-Ceja and Hanna Suarez

December 22, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Today

Winter break: for some, it’s a peppermint-flavored time of warmth and comfort food. For others, it’s a prolonged time filled with moments of existential terror and neurotic introspection. We’ve gathered some of our favorite albums to reflect (or cry to) for your New Year’s playlist. Submarine soundtrack by Alex Turner Though not an independent album, the “Submarine" soundtrack introduces sole Arctic Monkeys front-...

What we heard this year

Kevin Flores and Jesus Ambrosio

December 10, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Today

Catchy synth beats from Grimes and Drake (badly) dancing are only a couple of things that define the 2015 music scene. However, all Internet memes aside, we’ve compiled a list of albums released this year and wrote down a couple thoughts. Most Furr-ocious Beats Run The Jewels “Meow the Jewels” Not really sure what to make of this. “Run The Jewels 2” with remixed with cat sounds - don’t mind if I do? Run The...

Struckout go for a homerun

Struckout go for a homerun

December 7, 2015

Long Beach noise/punk/post-punk/hardcore band Struckout recently released their sophomore LP “What You Deserve.” The Daily 49er caught up with Daniel Speer, bassist and vocalist, and James Goldmann,...

‘Gypsy Punks’ turns 10

‘Gypsy Punks’ turns 10

November 30, 2015

In the pit just before the band goes on: a concerned father shelters his teenage daughters from the rest of the crowd; a woman balances a brimming cup of beer in one hand; another guy points his phone...

Q & A with band Plant Tribe

Kevin Flores, Arts & Life Editor

November 17, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Today

Acid-soaked, woozy, hard-driving, funkadelic: Long Beach band Plant Tribe not only hearken hard rock’s heyday but something older, ancient even. Deep motoric beats and soaring chant-like vocals pull the listener in directions that feel primal and natural. Their newest LP “Late Noon” was released on Nov. 10. The Daily 49er exchanged emails with Plant Tribe vocalist/lyricist Jeff Ziemba and bassist/precisionist Phi...

Words to swoon by

Words to swoon by

November 12, 2015

David Ryan Harris is a crafter of soulful melodies. He has worked alongside several artists including Lupe Fiasco, John Mayer and Guy Sebastian. He preaches truth, love and relationship basics through...

Long Beach, stand up

Long Beach, stand up

Lynohila Ward, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Music, Today

West Coast gangsta rap seems to be making a comeback after Snoop Dogg, staying true to his Long Beach roots, brought together local hip-hop artists to collaborate on the mixtape “Beach City.” “This...

‘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...