Posts Tagged ‘alex’s bar’

Channel 3 at Alex’s Bar

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Dec 3, 2013

Caught Channel 3 at Alex’s Bar the other night. Maybe it’s because they had a summer tour in Europe that crossed paths with the Adolescents and T.S.O.L. and followed up by a fall trip to the East Coast with Kraut that made them homesick for a backyard-style show with their buddies, just like the old […]

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Earthless at Alex’s Bar

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Oct 19, 2013

Earthless dropped by Alex’s Bar last night to crank out a nonstop set of heavy-duty riffs and massive grooves with unreal musicianship and tightness. Was this really the first night of the tour? Did they opt for Joe Jost or Lee’s Sandwiches after sound check? And how cool was it to immediately run into a […]

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Channel 3 at Alex’s Bar

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Jul 1, 2013

As seen in True Blood, Alex’s Bar has to be one of the coolest places not just in Long Beach but on Earth. Somehow, they actually book decent shows (well, bands that I dig) and stock a decent liquor cabinet (so I hear, I don’t drink) without sacrificing its dive bar aesthetic or authenticity. So […]

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Fingerprints, Fishbone, and Long Beach’s punk past

Bogart's and CSULB tickets (1988-1993)
Aug 3, 2012

Fishbone at Fingerprints (July 31, 2012) I saw Fishbone play an in-store at Fingerprints Records earlier this week and it got me thinking about a few cool venues that used to be nearby. At 521 E. First Street, Fender’s Ballroom was just a couple of blocks away from the record shop and the Psychic Temple. […]

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