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Aimee Mann weds ‘Bachelor No. 2’ and ‘Magnolia’ albums together for Black Friday Record Store Day reissue

Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann says it was just luck that she was working on songs for the album that became “Bachelor No. 2,” while her friend the writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson was writing the screenplay for “Magnolia.” “We were both starting our creative processes at the same time,” Mann says recently from her home in Los Angeles. “And so we were talking about the themes that we were writing about. “I remember him coming to the studio a couple of times while we were recording,” she says. ...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Paul Thomas Anderson, Coachella, Jimmy Iovine, Anderson, Interscope, Harry Nilsson, Napa Valley, Mann, Jerry Maguire


The Number Ones Bonus Tracks: The Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie”

Welcome to the Number Ones Bonus Tracks, the addendum to our regular Number Ones column. We at Stereogum recently wrapped up our fundraising campaign, and we’d like to thank everyone who donated to support this site and keep it going. To those All Access donors who pledged $1,000, I promised that I’d write a Number Ones-style column on a song of their choosing, as long as that song charted on the Billboard Hot 100. We’ll publish those once a week for the next couple of weeks. *** The Kingsme...
Tags: Music, Washington, Oregon, Boston, Beach Boys, Superman, Raiders, America, Los Angeles, Indiana, Fbi, Tom Waits, Village Voice, Chase, Portland, Long Beach


KXNG Crooked Drops ‘Flag’ Project

The Long Beach emcee's third project of the year.
Tags: Uncategorized, Albums, Long Beach, Jazz, Kxng Crooked


Kaskade will headline Anaheim’s Drive-In OC Halloween weekend

Electronic artist and producer Kaskade will bring his Road Trip Tour to City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC concert series over Halloween weekend Oct. 30 and 31. Tickets are $299-$450 per vehicle (the number of passengers must not exceed the number of safety belts in the vehicle) and go on sale at noon on Thursday, Oct. 15 via AXS.com. The Grammy Award-winning DJ dropped his “Redux EP” back in April. He’s known for songs like “My Light,” “Come On” and his work with artists like Meghan T...
Tags: Halloween, Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Hannibal Buress, Staples Center, Concerts, Dawes, Anaheim, Kaskade, Drive-in, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts


No Doubt talks ‘Tragic Kingdom’ at 25: The tears, tours and triumphs behind the classic album

On Oct. 10, 1995, No Doubt’s third album, “Tragic Kingdom,” was released. The Anaheim-based band — comprised of vocalist Gwen Stefani, guitarist Tom Dumont, drummer Adrian Young, bassist Tony Kanal, trombonist Gabrial McNair and trumpeter Stephen Bradley — feared that the record would never see the light of day. The label had gone through some changes and they’d been shuffled in and out of nearly a dozen Los Angeles area recording studios during the album-making process. They’d also received les...
Tags: Music, New York, Jay Leno, New York City, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Prague, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Gwen Stefani, Long Beach, Las Vegas, Disneyland, Voice


How Tom Petty’s death inspired the Flaming Lips’ new ‘American Head’ album

For the Flaming Lips, a feeling is always more important than a plan, singer Wayne Coyne says. “We know that if we don’t go with the thing that we’re feeling then we don’t deserve to be the Flaming Lips,” he says near the end of a recent conversation about “American Head,” the band’s 21st studio album. “That’s the thing that our audience has encouraged us to do,” Coyne says of the idiosyncratic path the Flaming Lips have forged over almost four decades of music. “It’s like, ‘Hey, man, if you fin...
Tags: Mountains, Music, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Harlem Globetrotters, Frank Zappa, Grateful Dead, Wayne Coyne, Oklahoma City, Steven, Tulsa Oklahoma, Tulsa, Fitz


50 years on, the wild story of ‘Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine’ gets told

Rock journalist Jaan Uhelszki laughs as she describes a friend’s skepticism about life and work at Creem magazine during its glory days in the ’70s. “He keeps telling me, ‘All you Creem people romanticize it, you always make it seem like it was much better than it was,’” Uhelszki says. “I say, ‘No, it really was that good.’” With the release of the new documentary “Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” on Friday, Aug. 7, Uhelszki — who co-wrote the film with director Scott Crawford and c...
Tags: Music, Movies, Australia, Washington, New York City, America, Los Angeles, Spain, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Smokey Robinson, San Diego, Long Beach, Metallica, Brazil


Dizzy Dustin – “Bricks To Build”

Long Beach, CA based underground Hip Hop legend Dizzy Dustin (1/3 Ugly Duckling) releases his new hard-hitting single titled “Bricks To Build“. Bricks To Build (single) by Dizzy Dustin
Tags: Long Beach, Jazz, Singles, Dizzy Dustin


Things to do – in-person and online – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, July 9-16

  Hikari Shimoda’s “Whereabouts of God, No. 39” is part of her “Silence and Affirmation” exhibit at Corey Helford Gallery. (Photo courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery)   Take a chance on new cultural experiences online and in-person, July 9-16.   EVENTS   Cultural Traditions from Black Communities Around the World – Connecting Community Art Workshops: Free, virtual workshops that explore creativity of the countries represented by African diaspora artists. “Mask Making,” with Maria Elena Cruz...
Tags: Facebook, California, Nigeria, America, Los Angeles, Senegal, Sport, Pop, West, Soccer, South Africa, Middle East, San Diego, Long Beach, Beethoven, Amy Winehouse


Why Iration’s new album, ‘Coastin” is just right for staying home during the coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic shut down live concert events and people began quarantining at home, the Santa Barbara-based reggae-rock band Iration contemplated whether or not to release its new music. The bulk of its seventh studio album, “Coastin’,” which was recorded at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles, was in the can by mid-spring. After a few weeks of serious deliberation, the band decided to go ahead with its July 10 release. “The first songs we put out were ‘Coastin” and ‘Right Here Right No...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Orange County, Santa Barbara, Southern California, Concerts, Anaheim, Brown, City National Grove, Louise Goffin, Common Kings, Eli Mac


Rammstein postpones its North American tour including stop at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

German heavy rock band Rammstein’s full-scale stadium production North American tour was one of the most anticipated events of the year. However, the band has been forced to postpone its trek due to the continued spread and uncertainty surrounding the novel coronavirus pandemic. “Sadly, but in the best interests of everyone’s health and safety, we have to postpone our North American Tour,” the band issued via its social media pages on Wednesday. “We are now working to rescheduling the tour in 20...
Tags: Music, Germany, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Aeg, Southern California, Concerts, Anaheim, Honda Center, Carson, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Sammy Hagar, Rammstein, Top Stories LADN


The Greek Theatre cancels concert season for the first time in 90 years due to coronavirus

The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles announced this week that it has officially been forced by the uncertainty caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic to cancel the remainder of its 2020 concert season. “Although we had hoped to celebrate our 90th anniversary season of providing live entertainment for the citizens of Los Angeles we feel it is the right, responsible and safe thing for fans, artists, staff and our Griffith Park community to put a pause on live, large crowd events until 2021,” AP Diaz...
Tags: Music, Norah Jones, Los Angeles, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Concerts, Gladys Knight, Deftones, Carson, Joe Bonamassa, Andrew McMahon, Maren Morris, Sammy Hagar


The Long Beach Dub Allstars talk new music, local politics and more

It’s been a long 19 years since the Long Beach Dub Allstars released their last record. But this month, fans of the reggae-rockers will finally get to hear new music when the band releases its new self-titled album on May 29. It’s a 10-track record described by band members as a more grown-up version of the famously party-loving band that formed in 1997 out of the demise of Sublime after the death of the band’s influential frontman Bradley Nowell. The original 10-piece Allstars lineup included f...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Jeremy, Orange County, Wilson, Marshall, Linda Perry, Bradley, Ortiz, Brad, Hollywood Park, Goodman, Nowell


‘American Idol’ crowns Just Sam the winner during finale

Just Sam (Samantha Diaz) is officially 2020’s “American Idol” winner. The 21-year-old Harlem native was crowned during the virtual season finale on ABC Sunday, May 17. Local favorite Jonny West from Murrieta, who was the last Southern California performer, made it to the Top 5. Due to the spread of novel coronavirus, “American Idol” fans were given a strange, shortened season. The show pivoted to remote performances from contestants and at-home judging from Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Rich...
Tags: Music, Abc, California, Disney, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, West, Soccer, Bob Dylan, Nepal, Alaska, Hawaii, Long Beach, Mark Ronson, Kansas


These 3 Southern California performers made the ‘American Idol’ Top 11

“American Idol” revealed the results of its viewer votes on Sunday as the Top 20 was cut to just 11 singers – including three from Southern California. Sophia James — the recently adopted stage name of Sophia Wackerman, a 20-year-old from Long Beach — and Jonny West, 23, of Murrieta both earned enough votes after their performances on April 26 to advance to the Top 10. Three more Southern Californians — including Makayla Phillips, 17, of Temecula; Nick Merico, 24, of Woodland Hills; and Olivia X...
Tags: Music, TV, Abc, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, American Idol, James, Southern California, Luke Bryan, Pomona, Miranda Lambert, Phillips


‘The Voice’ found this Orange County singer after he’d spent years of paying his dues

Nine words and 17 seconds. That’s all Roderick Chambers had to sing of the Brian McKnight song he’d chosen for his blind audition on “The Voice” to convince judge Nick Jonas to hit his button, spin his chair, and change Chambers’ life forever. Now picture what that was like for Chambers: You just got something you’d dreamed about for years, but there’s still more than a minute of the song to sing, and millions of viewers are watching. Rock singer Tom Petty and his wife Dana arrive at the wor...
Tags: Music, Florida, TV, Hollywood, Nick Jonas, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Alaska, Long Beach, Rob, Party, John Legend


Giveon Delivers His Debut Project, ‘Take Time’

You heard him on Drake's "Chicago Freestyle," but the Long Beach singer is much more than that.
Tags: Chicago, Albums, Long Beach, Jazz, Drake, 2dope, Giveon


Long Beach band Wargirl’s European tour cut short amid worsening pandemic

Months ago, up-and-coming Long Beach band Wargirl mapped out a 14-performance tour that included stops in England, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As it turned out, however, the eclectic indie band flew unwittingly into the heart of a pandemic. As the band’s shifting itinerary crisscrossed Europe this month, the novel coronavirus outbreak worsened with each passing day. The stunning scenario in Italy — the country hit hardest by the outbreak outside China with 20,000 cases and early 2,...
Tags: Europe, Business, Music, England, London, Cdc, France, China, Germany, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Italy, Switzerland, Long Beach, Local News


Punk band X will play ‘Los Angeles’ one last time at the Wiltern to celebrate debut’s 40th anniversary

Los Angeles punk rock band X will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of its debut studio album, “Los Angeles,” with a special show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 25. The band, which formed in 1977, continues to tour with its original lineup including vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist-bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom and drummer DJ Bonebrake. According to the band’s social media post, this will be the final time it plays “Los Angeles” in its entirety. Related ...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Frankie Valli, DOE, Los Angeles Dodgers, Concerts, Cracker, LA Phil, John Doe, Cervenka, Ray Manzarek


Nate Dogg receives a new headstone at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Long Beach

On Saturday, Feb. 29, more than 100 family and friends turned out for the unveiling of a new headstone for rapper, singer, songwriter and actor Nate Dogg at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Long Beach. The Mississippi native and Long Beach transplant’s family got the first glimpse of the headstone on Friday and thought it was beautiful. “It is a work of art, to say the least,” said Pamela Hale, Nate Dogg’s sister. “The design captures every part of who my brother was, his music, his city, his style – eve...
Tags: Business, Music, Celebrities, News, Mississippi, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Ozzy Osbourne, Long-beach, Local News, Snoop Dogg, Nwa, Morris, LA Phil, Irvine


Adonis x VHS – “Victoria” EP

A toast to Black and Brown unity within Southern California with raps by Adonis out of Long Beach and production by L.A.’s VHS, “Victoria” is a 5-track EP which was released last year re-emerging this year since music never heard by us is new music in our book,  This project features Tedy Andreas and Bubu the Prince.  Victoria by Adonis X VHS
Tags: Albums, Long Beach, Jazz, Victoria, VHS, Southern California, Adonis, Tedy Andreas


Want vintage audio for your classic vinyl? Here’s what you need to know

Eight years ago, Mikey Weiss had wanted to build a display of vintage stereos at his Brooklyn store – “a museum piece,” he calls it – to show people what stereos looked like in the 1970s. His customers, however, wanted to buy those artifacts. Since then, Weiss has since sold oodles of old school gear, and last September he celebrated the grand opening of the West Coast Branch of Mikey’s Hook Up in Silver Lake. Amidst the stock of 21st-century gizmos, there was, of course, a smattering of vintage...
Tags: Music, Ebay, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, Sony, Long Beach, Coldplay, Kenwood, Hulu, Gale, Irvine, Weiss, Mikey, Forsythe


Comic Brian Posehn offers the gift of metal for Valentine’s Day, talks ‘Mandalorian’

Tired of roses and boxes of chocolate? Brian Posehn has a Valentine’s Day present for you. The comedian, comic book writer and heavy metal fan combines his love of comedy and metal music into a new album dubbed “Grandpa Metal,” which drops, of course, on Feb. 14 on Megaforce Records. “We were looking at [release] dates and I said, ‘Okay, that’s kind of funny’,” he said of the release date for the album. “There are plenty of people that are like me that would appreciate this — male and female ner...
Tags: Music, Comedy, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Metallica, Madonna, Connor, Anthrax, Slipknot, Steve, Southern California, Van Halen


Janet Jackson will bring Black Diamond World Tour to Southern California

Music icon Janet Jackson has announced a new album and a new tour for 2020. The 53-year-old revealed she’d be dropping a new record, “Black Diamond,” later this year and will support the release with a massive tour that comes to Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl at San Diego State University on Aug. 10, Staples Center in Los Angeles on Aug. 12 and Honda Center in Anaheim on Aug. 15. Tickets go on sale starting at noon on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster.com. Related Articles ...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ozzy Osbourne, San Diego, Long Beach, Connor, Jackson, Staples Center, Southern California, Black Diamond, Concerts, Janet Jackson


Sam Hunt will bring his Southside Summer Tour to FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine

Country music singer-songwriter Sam Hunt is finally dropping his sophomore album, “Southside,” on April 3 and he announced The Southside Summer Tour 2020 with Kip Moore, Travis Denning, Ernest and a DJ set by Brandi Cyrus. The jaunt kicks off on May 28 in Charlotte, N.C., and and begins to wrap up as it ventures to FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine on Sept. 19 and North Island Credit Union in Chula Vista on Sept. 24. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at LiveNation.com. The 35-year-old ...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Diplo, Stagecoach, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, George Michael, Concerts, Luke Bryan, Hunt


Harry Styles will perform at 102.7 KIIS FM’s Wango Tango

The folks over at iHeartRadio and 102.7 KIIS FM got an early jump on announcing its 2020 Wango Tango. The station announced this week that former One Direction member turned solo star Harry Styles will perform during its annual daylong pop fest. The show will take place on June 6 at Dignity Health Sports Arena in Carson. KIIS Club VIP members will have exclusive access to a one-day pre-sale happening on Friday, Jan. 31. The sale begins at 10 a.m. and runs through 9:59 p.m. Feb. 1. Joining the KI...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Ryan Seacrest, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Music Festivals, Harry Styles, Southern California, Concerts, Chris Stapleton, Margaritaville, Feb, Linda, Jimmy Buffett


Chris Stapleton will bring his All-American Road Show to Glen Helen Amphitheater in Devore

Award-winning country superstar Chris Stapleton has announced the return of his All-American Road Show and it has a slew of special guests for each stop including Willie Nelson & Family, Jamey Johnson, Sheryl Crow, Yola, Margo Price, Elle King and many more. The jaunt comes to Glen Helen Amphitheater in Devore on June 6 with Dwight Yoakam and Mike Campbell with the Dirty Knobs. Stapleton Fan Club presales begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 4 via stapletonfanclub.com. The general public on-sale starts at 10 a...
Tags: Music, Hbo, Hollywood, Kentucky, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Justin Timberlake, Chris, Southern California, Concerts, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Margaritaville


My Chemical Romance is back and bringing its 2020 tour to The Forum

Following a sold-out reunion show at The Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles back in December, rock band My Chemical Romance has announced its first full tour in nine years. The reunion was a much sought-after ticket as it managed to sell out in just minutes; diehard fans — lovingly known as the Killjoys — showed up days before the performance to camp out just to be in the front row to see their favorite band again. MCR, which hails from New Jersey, will embark on an 18-date North American tour that...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, New Jersey, Long Beach, Usc, Kevin Cronin, Southern California, Concerts, Margaritaville, Inglewood, Linda


Tonight in L.A.: Coldplay, Ghost-Note, Nada Surf, Samantha Sidley, Kate Clover, Figs Vision, WASI, Maesa Pullman, Asi Fui, Fae, Anna Ash, Saint Bodhi, Caitlin Jemma, The Moon City Masters, Waxamilion, Andrew Garcia, Buddy Rich Big Band and more

L.A. concerts for Monday: ► Coldplay play the first of two intimate nights at the Hollywood Palladium behind their new album “Everyday Life.” Proceeds from tonight’s MLK Day concert will benefit Reform L.A. Jails. Compton hip hop artist Boogie and Bobby Gonz open. ► All-star funk masters Ghost-Note hit the Teragram Ballroom, with the Brandon Brown Collective opening. ► Nada Surf rocks the second of  two nights at the Troubadour behind their new album “Never Not Together” (out Feb. 7). John Vande...
Tags: Music, Featured, Long Beach, Coldplay, Preview, Ashley Armstrong, Continental, Kate Clover, Maui, Figs Vision, Bootleg Theater, Teragram Ballroom, Jam, Boogie, John Vanderslice, Hollywood Palladium


Tonight in L.A.: Dave Grohl & Friends, Redacted Fest, the Smell’s 22nd Anniversary, the Gems, T.S.O.L., Viernes 13, Slumpboyz, Kimberly Otte, Lilly Graves, Bino Rideaux, the Slums

L.A. concerts for Saturday: ► The surviving members of Nirvana — Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear — will reunite for the first time since Cal Jam 2018 when Dave Grohl & Friends play tonight’s Heaven Is Rock & Roll Gala, a benefit for the Art of Elysium, at the Palladium. Marilyn Manson, Cheap Trick and L7 will also perform, Joining Grohl’s band will be Beck, St. Vincent and his daughter, Violet Grohl. ► The Redacted Fest brings Beach Bums, Ariel View and the Unending Thread to the Bootl...
Tags: Music, England, Long Beach, Dave Grohl, Nirvana, Preview, Alex, Maui, Grohl, Sandy, Pat Smear, Mahler, Gallagher, Nico Bones, Dave Grohl Krist Novoselic, Kat McDowell



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