Photo by Brian Addison.
When it comes to the story of West Coast hip hop, the names of Snoop Dogg, Warren G, and Nate Dogg come up with it. ...On October 20, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo courtesy of Long Beach Public Library.
In case you didn’t know, Long Beach made some waves this week in national news. One was thanks to yours truly ...On October 19, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Sitting around a table, sharing food, my friend Candice Estrada—her family from Ensenada—was talking about some idiosyncrasy of her family life when one line particularly stood out: “We ...On September 28, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo courtesy of Joe E. Bee.
The Queen Mary is arguably the most iconic part of Long Beach. (Snoop, Sublime, and the VIP Records sign definitely run close.)
So it ...On September 7, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Brian Addison
After launching in Long Beach last year, ComplexCon returns to DTLB November 4 ...On August 24, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Junko Shiba.
After successfully hosting this past weekends massive, two-day Summer Breeze Festival that brought the best ...On August 15, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photos by Brian Addison
For me, there’s long been something distinctly special about Summer and Music (SAM).
I once ...On August 7, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Before Lady Gaga, there was Dale Bozzio, the heavy-make-up, in-your-face, overtly-sexual lead singer of Missing Persons—and they’re bringing ...On July 11, 2017 / By Brian Addison
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Katie Rispoli is the Executive Director of Long Beach-based nonprofit We Are the Next, dedicated to social justice and youth ...On July 7, 2017 / By Katie Rispoli
Photos courtesy of Jay Shells.
He’s hit the streets of Long Beach and LA. NYC and Hotlanta. Philly and Inglewood. Hell, the man has even traveled ...On July 6, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Above: Furcast, headlining Supergloom Festival.
It became a moment of empowerment that even surpassed Mitt Romney’s wince-inducing “binders of ...On June 30, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photos by Brian Addison. Above: Tristan Eaton paints his mural at the Varden Hotel in DTLB as part of POW! WOW! Long Beach’s inaugural festival.
Long before Jasper Wong ...On June 29, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Long Beach Needs This is a series that addresses two things: Long Beach’s infamous “Manhattanitis,” where our people tend to stick to all-things-Long-Beach while rarely stepping outside and ...On June 21, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo above, from last year’s 720° event, by Brian Addison. Graphic below courtesy of Kaskade.
Quite arguably Long Beach’s ...On June 15, 2017 / By Brian Addison