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  • Morrissey and Cardi B to headline second annual Tropicália Music & Taco Festival this fall

    Morrissey and Cardi B to headline second annual Tropicália Music & Taco Festival this fall

    Cardi B is wasting no time picking her career up right where she left off before giving birth to her first child with Migos’ Offset earlier this summer. The “I Like It” rapper has announced that she will be one of the featured performers at this year’s Tropicália Music & Taco Festival in Long...
  • Photo by Sari Cohen

    Photos: Smokin’ Grooves’ triumphant return brings high hopes for the future

    Yes, expectations were high for the return of Smokin’ Grooves after a 16-year hiatus and Saturday’s show lived up to the hype. What began in the late ‘90s as a hip-hop, R&B, and soul festival which countered the Lollapalooza-dominated concert world, sparked a mainstream trend after its initial...
  • Smokin' Grooves Fest 2018 is coming to the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif. on Saturday, June 16.

    Smokin’ Grooves Fest 2018 announces set times

    Need something to lift those mid-week spirits? Smokin’ Grooves returns to Southern California this Saturday, June 16, and set times have just been announced. After a 16-year hiatus, anticipation is high and this lineup does not disappoint. The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California will be home to the...
  • Welcome J. Brittany as a special guest with Phoenix. 

    Phoenix kick off new tour in Long Island this weekend

    This Saturday, a local band from Long Island that goes by the name of Phoenix will be performing at the Half Moon Bar and Grill located at 22 East Park Ave in Long Beach New York. Phoenix has been performing together for more than 20 years locally. This performance is the beginning of their next...
  • Music Tastes Good 2018 announces lineup: New Order and James Blake to headline

    Music Tastes Good 2018 announces lineup: New Order and James Blake to headline

    Like a great series of live albums, Music Tastes Good, Long Beach's home-grown musical festival, is putting out the third volume just in time. 2016 was a learning experience, with a downtown location sandwiched by residential buildings and restaurants. 2017 saw the move closer to the water, with a...
  • J. Cole drops new album 'KOD,' shares video for 'ATM'

    J. Cole drops new album 'KOD,' shares video for 'ATM'

    J. Cole is back with a brand-new video for his single "ATM" -- just in time for fans to get their hands on his new album KOD. It was a very fast turnaround for J. Cole since he just announced the album last week and then released it on Thursday night.  While Cole hasn't released an album since 200...
  • Listen: Wiz Khalifa shares new 'Freestyle' track in celebration of 420

    Listen: Wiz Khalifa shares new 'Freestyle' track in celebration of 420

    Wiz Khalifa has been one of the more outspoken cannabis users in pop music since his career began to take off back in the mid-2000s. The 30-year-old rapper has gone into business with various marijuana dispensaries, and even has his own strain of bud with "Khalifa Kush.” With fellow cannabis users...
  • Erykah Badu, Miguel and Jhené Aiko headlining 2018 Smokin' Grooves festival in Long Beach

    Erykah Badu, Miguel and Jhené Aiko headlining 2018 Smokin' Grooves festival in Long Beach

    Festival names don't get much more accurate than Smokin' Grooves Festival, which is set to make its debut on June 16 at the waterfront of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. The new festival from the people behind Coachella features a trio of groundbreaking R&B artists at the top of the bill as...
  • Interview: Long Beach Dub Allstars talk 20 years of history, exciting collaborations and their first new music in over a decade

    Interview: Long Beach Dub Allstars talk 20 years of history, exciting collaborations and their first new music in over a decade

    “Let me tell you, it’s harmonious, and when it’s going, it moves very quickly. It seems like lately ‘cause we haven’t been in the movement of the machine like there’s some kind of discourse. But that’s just because everyone has other projects going on,” says Long Beach Dub Allstars’ vocalist Opie...
  • New Japan adds Rey Mysterio to 'Strong Style Evolved' on AXS TV

    New Japan adds Rey Mysterio to 'Strong Style Evolved' on AXS TV

    The relationship between New Japan Professional Wrestling and AXS TV continues to grow. After AXS TV broadcast the huge Wrestle Kingdom main events just days after it took place in Japan, one of which included WWE superstar Chris Jericho, they are set to now broadcast a New Japan show in the United...
  • Photo by Adam Cohen

    5 top moments from One Love Cali Reggae Fest

    In its third year, the One Love Cali Reggae Fest has earned its spot at the top as California’s premier reggae festival. Since planting roots in Long Beach at the Queen Mary Events Park, the concert has grown into a popular Southern California mid-winter wonderland featuring an array of artists who...
  • Carly Rae Jepsen to perform free show aboard Carnival Cruise Line's 'Carnival Splendor'

    Carly Rae Jepsen to perform free show aboard Carnival Cruise Line's 'Carnival Splendor'

    Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the next performance in their Carnival LIVE concert series will feature pop star Carly Rae Jepsen and take place aboard the Carnival Splendor on Feb. 18, 2018. The Splendor will be sailing from Long Beach, CA Feb. 17 on a seven-day cruise to the Mexican...
  • Rebelution, Nas and Ben Harper among acts to play One Love Cali Reggae Festival in 2018

    Rebelution, Nas and Ben Harper among acts to play One Love Cali Reggae Festival in 2018

    The One Love Cali Reggae Festival will return to its home in the cool and relaxing shadows of the Queen Mary Ship & Park in Long Beach, CA this winter. The two-day positive vibes music event is set to take place on Feb. 10-11 this coming winter, and will feature headlining performances from the...
  • Jesse Seilhan

    Music Tastes Good triumphantly returns to Long Beach

      We’ve reached peak music festival. Every city, lifestyle, and musical genre has an outlet for fans to gather and celebrate. And while Orange County, Los Angeles, and the rest of Southern California has reigned supreme with FYF Fest, Coachella, and more, Long Beach tried in 2016 to plant their flag...
  • Music Tastes Good 2017 announces lineup: Ween and Sleater-Kinney to headline

    Music Tastes Good 2017 announces lineup: Ween and Sleater-Kinney to headline

    Music Tastes Good, one of the best new festivals in recent memory, is back with their 2017 lineup and it is killer. Headlining the two-day event are avant-garde jam masters Ween along with pioneering trio Sleater-Kinney. Joining these two are even more diverse and talented acts, like soul master...
  • Jesse Seilhan

    Music Tastes Good gives Long Beach the festival it always deserved

    If Music Tastes Good, Long Beach’s homegrown music and arts festival, was going to work, it needed a little help from its friends. High temperatures and technical difficulties rattled the collective cages of the four stages strewn across three city blocks all weekend. But a dedicated crew and slew...
  • Music Tastes Good inaugural lineup 

    Music Tastes Good: Everything you need to know about the festival

    Music Tastes Good has been waiting in the wings for years, watching as Los Angeles, Hollywood, Pomona, and many other LA county cities put on massive music festivals while Long Beach was left in the cold. Sure, Ink & Iron was a rowdy good time, but that annual fest uprooted and headed out east...
  • Shoreline Jam took place on Sept. 10 at Queen Mary Park in Long Beach, Calif., with headliners Iration, Tribal Seeds and J Boog.

    Shoreline Jam takes place in Long Beach with Iration and Tribal Seeds

    Reggae was the focus in Long Beach, Calif. on Saturday, where the 6th annual Shoreline Jam took place at the Queen Mary Park, featuring Iration, Tribal Seeds, J Boog and more new-age reggae bands. The location was perfect—nothing beats listening to the smooth sounds of reggae right on the water...
  • Music Tastes Good Festival will take over Downtown Long Beach with good food and great music.

    Inaugural Music Tastes Good reveal their festival lineup

    Over the course of the summer and into the fall, there are countless festivals large and small to satiate those hungry music fans. In Long Beach, over the weekend of September 23-25, a brand new festival will bring together delectable musicians with delicious eateries for Music Tastes Good Festival...
  • The epic 2016 Scuba Show opens in Long Beach June 4th

    The epic 2016 Scuba Show opens in Long Beach June 4th

    Here is every deep sea diver and water buff’s moment of Zen. The annual Scuba Show is returning to Long Beach on June 4, 2016 with lots of fun gear, on display by 300 exhibitors, entertainment, diving seminars, a Saturday night party, cooking demos, virtual reality and more. Trailblazer 360Heros...
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