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War Girl – (Start a) Fire live at Fingerprints 06-01-2016

  I discovered Fingerprints Music not long after I moved to Long Beach, CA. Walking in and seeing the walls of this Long Beach landmark, I am continuously amazed at the top tier talent doing intimate mini shows here. Most of these shows are 3-5 songs, and give you the opportunity to do a mini meet and greet […]

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Throwback Thursday: “Legend” by Bob Marley and the Wailers

Anyone of a certain age remembers the CD sellers like BMG and Columbia House. These magical places sent you 12 CDs for the price of 1. What a deal, right?! “Legend” by Bob Marley & the Wailers was one of the first CDs I owned. I’ll save the rest of that list of 13 for another […]

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Motion City Soundtrack live performance of Perfect Teeth

I’ve listened to Motion City Soundtrack for 10 years. So, when earlier this year, they announced the So Long Farewell tour I was bummed. Mostly because their music got me through a rough patch in my life. Not to mention, their song “Timelines” gave me inspiration and the courage to move across the country. We will […]

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Violent Femmes live acoustic version of American Music

Moving to Long Beach affords me music opportunities I normally wouldn’t get. Like seeing a band play an acoustic set at a world renowned record store like Fingerprints. Here is a sample.

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BREAKING: Music Legend Prince Found Dead

Music legend Prince found dead at his Minnesota estate today. He was 57. More updates as they are made available.

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Motion City Soundtrack calls it quits, announces “So long, farewell” tour

I found Motion City Soundtrack in college. Like a lot of people, “Commit This To Memory” was my introduction to the Minnesota pop punk band. I liked them immediately, thanks to catchy guitar and synth riffs. But the lyrics made me a true fan. Self-deprecation, self-medication, self-destruction – an admission of how our generation copes […]

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OK Go does it again. In zero gravity.

OK Go is known for their amazing music videos. From elaborate dance routines to Rube Goldberg machines, their innovation and thoughtfulness make me a bigger fan with every video released. Their latest offering is no exception. Filmed in zero gravity with the cooperation of S7 airlines, they had to put a disclaimer in the front. […]

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Rare Breed Summer Sampler

Summer is in full swing. Well, at least it should be. The weather here in the Brew City doesn’t reflect that it is mid July. While looking through my feed on the Facey-space, I came across a post to my friend and fellow ska fan Crystal. It was a new record company I’ve never heard […]

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Hand-picked: J Dilla – So Far To Go

Going through Spotify’s pre-made playlists can be hit or miss. From the “Mellow Beats” playlist, I found a good one. This song is reminiscent of late 80s R&B coupled with a “Cruising” feel. Enjoy.

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Headliners for Summerfest 2015

Summerfest Announces 2015 Lineup

March is generally linked to NCAA basketball. But there is something better for music lovers. Summerfest announced a good portion of the stage headliners today. Personally, I am looking forward to at least 12 on this particular list. One not on this list (but was announced today as well) is Trombone Shorty. Last year, it […]

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