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Album Review: Bella Novela’s High Energy “Incinerate”

Long Beach-based Bella Novela are a trio that blend melodic metal with ’70s & ’80s rock, spearheaded by singer Jackie Laws’ powerful voice. Their songs are well-crafted blasts of drums (Jannea McClure), riffs and harmonizing guitar solos (Jacob Heath) that … Continue reading

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Live Review: The Avengers & Alice Bag at Alex’s Bar 2/10/19

Late 70s San Francisco punk band The Avengers played Alex’s Bar in Long Beach last month with L.A.’s own Alice Bag. It was an afternoon matinee show on a rainy day and it started late; The Alley Cats were a … Continue reading

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The Intown Report’s Gig Picks of the Week 2/20/2019 – 2/27/2019

Looking for something cool to do to do this week? Here’s some fine live show recommendations: Thursday, 2/21 Fonda Theater – Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Blood Incantation, + Necrot Maui Sugar Mill – Death Cat, Redgrave Jones, + Max Mueller’s Ghost … Continue reading

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Coming to Your Town, They’ll Help You Party It Down: Canadian Band Danko Jones Plays the Whisky (& Elsewhere) with Nashville Pussy & Prima Donna

How do you like your rock and roll? If you answered “Hard and Dirty,” you will want to check out one of the shows Danko Jones, Nashville Pussy and Prima Donna are playing around southern California in the next week. … Continue reading

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Rare Show From Legendary Cleveland Punks the X__X at Alex’s Bar, May 11th at 7 pm

The X__X were punk before you were. Don’t take that the wrong way, it’s just a statement of fact; they were punk before almost anybody was. Formed in Cleveland in the late 70’s by lead singer/musician/artist/provocateur John D. Morton following … Continue reading

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OFF! Mike Watt & The Missingmen and Toys that Kill @Alex’s Bar 1/30/16

Last night Alex’s Bar in Long Beach celebrated its 16th Anniversary with a sold-out show featuring OFF!, Mike Watt and the Missingmen and Toys that Kill. All photos by Jordan Schwartz

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Beat Recommends: Quintron and Miss Pussycat @ Alex’s Bar 06/24/2012

The last time I saw my very last glimpse of Quintron and Miss Pussycat, it was about 2004.  I was 19 years-old and was being ushered out of Mr. T’s Bowl in Highland Park for being underage.  Before that, first … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: The Dirtbombs @ Alex’s Bar – Long Beach

This Sunday, June 26, in continuation with Scion A/V bringing the best of garage-rock to a town near you, The Dirtbombs invade Long Beach, playing a free show at Alex’s Bar. Straight out of Detroit, The Dirtbombs are going 16-years … Continue reading

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New Favorite Local Band: Tijuana Panthers

Time for a new favorite local band: Tijuana Panthers, a trio from Long Beach, who play a very danceable mix of surf-rock and pop. They were memorable enough last year at the Silver Lake Jubilee to get me listening to … Continue reading

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