Downtown Long Beach New Year's Eve w/ Saint Motel, ZZ Ward, Houndmouth and More!

Thu Dec 31 2015

8:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

200 Pine Avenue

200 Pine Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802

All Ages

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Due to the high volume of ticket sales and anticipated sellout of this year’s event, tickets will only be available for purchase online at Ticketweb.com. Online sales will continue until event is sold out. No ticket sales will be available at the event.

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- all sales are final

 

BROADWAY @ PINE STAGE: Saint Motel, Houndmouth, FMLYBND, DJ Paul V.

4th STREET @ PINE STAGE: ZZ Ward, Vintage Trouble, Miles Tackett & The 3 Times, Funky Sole

FEDERAL BAR STAGE: Xia Xia Technique, DJ Sovern-T, DJ Tommy Rocker

 

Pine Avenue street party with:

  • 3 stages
  • 12 outdoor bars
  • 2016 countdown celebration

For parking information, please visit:
http://www.downtownlongbeach.org/parking.

For more information about the event, please visit: www.DowntownLongBeach.org.

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Downtown Long Beach New Year's Eve w/ Saint Motel, ZZ Ward, Houndmouth and More!

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  • Saint Motel

    Saint Motel

    Alternative Rock

  • Houndmouth

    Houndmouth

    Bluegrass

    In the last four years, Houndmouth have learned what it means to be a band. On their second album, Little Neon Limelight, they wear that wisdom like a badge of honor.

    Less than a half-decade ago in the small Indiana city of New Albany, four pals were crafting tunes on their own, with few ambitions of turning those songs into a spectacle. That all changed when these friends crossed paths, and joined forces. Matt Myers, Shane Cody, Katie Toupin, and Zak Appleby became the drums and keys, guitars and harmonies of Houndmouth, and those personal numbers became the irrepressible core of an outfit turned magnetic.

    In 2012, the group issued a self-titled EP on Rough Trade Records, the legendary imprint that signed them after seeing a single gig. One of 2013’s most incandescent debuts, their From the Hills Below the City LP affirmed what label owner Geoff Travis had heard: the sounds of Americana, renewed by the youthful glow of songwriters, musicians and pals unafraid to both celebrate and desecrate them.

    Others noticed, too. The Guardian noted that, with From the Hills, “reservations fade,” while Rolling Stone’s David Fricke lauded the “earthy melancholy with a rude garage-rock streak.” Treks with the Drive-by Truckers and the Alabama Shakes followed, plus performances at the Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo. In cramped clubs and big theaters alike, Houndmouth earned a reputation as a must-see act, their hooks, energy and charisma making them feel like a lifelong friend you’d just met.
    That success, though, turned what had started as fun into something closer to work. Houndmouth learned that being full-time musicians required much more than the nine-to-five endeavors they had left behind in Indiana. But they grew into the role and grew from it. Experiences accumulated; perspectives expanded. Relationships stalled; others progressed.

    “We’re not in party mode all the time anymore,” says Myers. “We’re refining how we write songs, writing about people we love, more important things than just nonsensical stuff.” If that was the charge, then Little Neon Limelight is an unapologetic success. These eleven songs sparkle, fade, and sparkle again, mixing innocence and experience, acceptance and aspiration, horror and hope.

    Recorded by Dave Cobb in Nashville, Little Neon Limelight pairs the energy and nerves of raw first takes with the accents and moods of a more contemplative, thoughtful unit. Hearts are broken and friends are exiled, love grows cold and drugs do damage, leaders make mistakes and money turns tricks. On the acoustic “Gasoline,” one of the most poignant moments of Houndmouth’s catalog, Toupin barbs the confessions of a perennial party girl with the specter of mortality. “Maybe I’ll meet my maker on a bedroom floor,” she sings, her voice fighting against its own existential fade as bowed cello traces her words. Haunted by samples of the buoyant opener and single “Sedona” and the noisy filigree of a Moog, the beautifully downcast “For No One” stalks through personal blues with conviction. Its world-weariness has been incubated by the world it surveys.
    But all of these feelings aren’t worn on Houndmouth’s collective sleeves: Despite the turmoil embedded within many of these songs, they are equal parts energetic proclamation, built with choruses that can’t be denied, harmonies that can’t be escaped and rhythms that can’t be resisted. With its carousel keyboards and start-and-stop drums, “Say I”” is a combination come-on and kiss-off that might make Keith Richards blush. For “15 Years,” Houndmouth conjures barroom bluster to voice the woes of a prisoner, backing the cries of his soul with howling organ and slashing guitar. When all the action drops into a shout-along, gospel-strong bridge, you might feel the urge to bust the fella out yourself. What’s the point of having the blues, Houndmouth seems to say, if you can’t have fun with them, too?

    Nowhere is that balance of tragedy and triumph better than on the romp “My Cousin Greg,” a Band-style saga where each member takes a turn with a verse. Written about Myers’ actual cousin and former cover-band bandmate Greg, these four minutes present the title guy as a mischievous, enlightened and acerbic genius. He leaves Florida with his master’s degree in physics for a brainy job in Los Angeles, raising metaphysical hell and questions along the way. Greg thinks his cousin has it made, touring the country by van while playing the songs he’s written.

    But Myers disagrees: “If you wanna live the good life/Well, you better stay away from the limelight,” the quartet sings as one in the chorus, repeating the mantra as though it were their only lifeline to sanity. For those long drives, it’s a reminder of the thrill and toil of what they now get to do. “For the first record, we were floating around after having been thrown into this,” explains Myers. “This time, we were able to write more about experiences than random stories, because that’s where we are in life. There had to be an attachment to what we recorded.”

    For Little Neon Limelight, the charged, charming and preternaturally mature Houndmouth did exactly that.

  • ZZ Ward

    ZZ Ward

    Music

    I was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Oregon, in a small town called Roseburg. I grew up listening to my Dad write and sing the blues and started performing with him in his blues bands when I was a kid. I fell in love with the sincerity of Etta, the soul of Muddy and the power of Big Mama. When I got older I started writing hooks for and performing with local rappers from Eugene. I fell in love with hip-hop, with its authenticity. Now I'm married to em both. DIRTY SHINE!

  • Vintage Trouble

    Vintage Trouble

    R&B

    Over the past few years, Vintage Trouble have wowed audiences across the globe by opening for The Rolling Stones in London’s Hyde Park, touring North America and Europe with The Who, and playing sold-out headline shows worldwide. Now, on their debut album for Blue Note Records, the Los Angelesbased foursome — singer Ty Taylor, guitarist Nalle Colt, bassist Rick Barrio Dill, and drummer Richard Danielson — channel the vitality of their live show into a fresh and urgent take on guitar-powered rhythm & blues. Produced by Blue Note president Don Was (a three-time Grammy Award-winner known for his work with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Al Green, and Iggy Pop), 1 Hopeful Rd. finds Vintage Trouble building off the groove-fueled sound that Yahoo! once painted as “James Brown singing lead for Led Zeppelin” and blending blues, soul, and riffheavy rock & roll with joyfully gritty abandon. Recorded at L.A.’s East West Studios and mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Mark Ronson, U2, The Black Keys), 1 Hopeful Rd. borrows its title from the album’s opening number and lead single “Run Like the River.” With its foot-stomping rhythm and gospel harmonies, “Run Like the River” embodies the infectiously irrepressible mood that runs throughout 1 Hopeful Rd. and gives even the album’s most pained moments an electrifying edge. The follow-up to Vintage Trouble’s debut album The Bomb Shelter Sessions — a self-released effort praised by Paste magazine as “the stuff the best soul’n’roll is made of” — 1 Hopeful Rd. matches that emotional intensity with a raw yet sophisticated musicianship that’s prompted BBC Radio 6 to crown the band “the heirs of rhythm and blues.” After kicking off with the bluesy snarl of “Run Like the River,” 1 Hopeful Rd. rolls on to offer up everything from lovesick ballads (the falsetto-laced “From My Arms”) to fired-up anthems (the thrillingly frenetic “Strike Your Light”) to strippedback soul-folk tunes (the sweetly breezy, acoustic-guitar-driven closing track “Soul Serenity”). On the world-weary but determined “Doin’ What You Were Doin’,” Vintage Trouble slips into a soul-soothing melodicism and lyrics that gently plead for reflection and renewal (“Why don’t we allow ourselves to be the legends while we’re living?” asks Taylor in his show-stoppingly smooth vocals). And with “Angel City, California,” Vintage Trouble lay down a dirty and glorious, - rock-inspired ode to their hometown and all its sleazy charms. Longtime devotees of incendiary artists like Ike & Tina Turner, Little Richard, and Chuck Berry, Vintage Trouble possess sharply honed instincts for rhythm and groove and unabashed showmanship. Now based in L.A.’s Laurel Canyon neighborhood, the band first played together in 2010 and soon brought their highenergy brand of soul to weekly residencies at local venues like the Edison and Harvelle’s Blues Club. As they steadily amassed a following, Vintage Trouble eventually drew the attention of Doc McGhee (a legendary music manager best known for working with KISS, Bon Jovi, and Mötley Crüe). Once under McGhee’s wing, the band set their sights overseas and — by 2011 — had taken the stage at Britain’s influential TV show Later...with Jools Holland, delivering powerful performances of “Blues Hand Me Down” and “Nancy Lee” (a stirring serenade to Taylor’s mother, penned from his father’s perspective). After joining Queen guitarist Brian May on tour in May 2011 and Bon Jovi on tour that June, Vintage Trouble put out The Bomb Shelter Sessions and quickly saw the album hit the UK Top 40. Also charting as the No. 1 R&B album and No. 2 rock album on Amazon UK, The Bomb Shelter Sessions had its U.S. release in April 2012 and fast earned acclaim from such outlets as NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and Billboard. By the end of the year, in the pages of the New York Times, critic Val Haller had hailed Vintage Trouble as a modern-day answer to Otis Redding (“Like Otis Redding,” Haller remarked, “Vintage Trouble makes music that is a little bit of everything”). Along with appearing on Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The View, Conan, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! — as well as at major festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Glastonbury, Vintage Trouble, under the management of Doc McGhee, has kept up a grueling touring schedule; This has included opening for such artists as The Who, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Lenny Kravitz, Paloma Faith, Joss Stone and Willie Nelson. At a hometown gig at the El Rey Theatre in summer 2013, Don Was caught the band live for the first time and found himself floored by their explosive performance. “Half of the songs were brand new and totally unfamiliar to the audience…yet the place was rocking from the first notes straight through to the final encore,” recalls Was. “Do you know how hard it is for a new band to pull that off? It requires tremendous charisma, thundering power, incredible grooves, and top-notch songwriting.” By the following spring, Vintage Trouble had inked their deal with Blue Note Records, and set to work on 1 Hopeful Rd. With Vintage Trouble fiercely dedicated to constantly playing and creating new music — including a 2014 fan-only EP called The Swing House Acoustic Sessions, in addition to 1 Hopeful Rd. — Don Was isn’t the only music legend struck by the band’s passion and musical prowess. Admirers also include Prince (who name-checked Vintage Trouble in an early-2014 interview with MOJO) and Lenny Kravitz (who noted that the Vintage Trouble live experience bears the same feeling as “being at the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967”). When describing their own sound, Vintage Trouble use the term “formatted recklessness”: a fantastically paradoxical phrase that captures the spirit of a band whose music is wildly unhinged but rooted in real musicality, gut-punching but thought-provoking, steeped in the heritage of old-school soul but utterly and irresistibly timeless.

  • DJ Paul V.

    DJ Paul V.

    Dance-Rock

    DJ Paul V. is an institution in the LA and Silver Lake club scene,  and whose eclectic club and radio DJ career has thrived since 1981 (first in Boston and LA since 1988). As co-creator and DJ at the beloved Dragstrip 66 club (which at 20 years was LA's longest running underground dance event), Paul knows how to expertly work the CD decks with cutting-edge indie, electro, mashup beats.

     

    He spent 7 years (2005-2012) as the original partner, co-promoter and resident DJ at Bootie LA (the city's all-mashup dance party), and he played an essential role in attracting the 1000+ patrons that now show up twice a month.

     

    You can also hear him spinning tunes for various Goldenvoice concerts around Los Angeles,  such as Lorde, Robyn, OMD, Little Boots, Miike Snow, Jane's Addiction, Gang Of Four, Gary Numan, Nitzer Ebb, The Gossip and many more.

     

    He brought mashups to the masses on the LA airwaves in 2005 via Indie 103.1 FM with his "Mashup Of The Day" feature, and his electro bangers, indie rock,  and mashups got heard every Friday afternoon inside "The Smash Mix" and every Saturday night with his "Neon Noise" mix show - until they pulled the plug on the station in 2009.

     

    He currently hosts "Neon Noise" on The Independent FM, Los Angeles on Friday & Saturday nights 9pm-12am (PT) - http://theindependent.fm/listen - and his acclaimed "Born This Way Blog" was released in book form in 2012 - http://www.bornthiswayblog.com - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594745994

  • FMLYBND

    FMLYBND

    Alternative Rock

    Follow Isla Vista’s FMLYBND into their reverie. With their genre-bending hooks and their sincere cries to reshape electronic music, the band has their sight set on horizons beyond their slum beach haven. Coming off their 2014 EP and their hit “Come Alive,” which has already been featured on FIFA 15, FMLYBND continues to churn more danceable, foot-stomping anthems by giving away a song per month for all of 2015. Listen to each song on SoundCloud as they are released each month.

    The haunting synths and ethereal vocals are not the only things that define them: FMLYBND brims with electrifying energy. Catch them on tour supporting Milky Chance this spring!

    Also check out FMLYBND's single "Electricity," which hit #1 on the Hype Machine Popular Charts twice. And be sure to follow FMLYBND on their socials for more updates!

  • Xia Xia Technique

    Xia Xia Technique

    Dance/Electronic

  • Miles Tackett & The 3 Times

    Miles Tackett & The 3 Times

    Beach

    After fifteen years of writing, producing, and performing some of the most influential sounds in the Los Angeles underground funky soul-jazz scene, Miles “Music Man” Tackett is releasing his most personal album yet, the soulful, guitar-centric The Fool Who Wonders, on July 8th.

    Miles Tackett is best known around the world as the creative mind behind Breakestra, a funk, soul-jazz band whose first record the Live Mix Part 2 (Stones Throw Records) & live shows harken back to the pre-sampling era of Bronx DJ performances in the 1970’s. Breakestra has toured the globe on its reputation of restoring authentic funk breaks from the sampled backgrounds of hip hop tracks to the foreground of the live experience, while still paying tribute to those same hip hop pioneers whose musical precision has always been an influence. Breakestra quickly evolved to writing and performing original funky soul-jazz compositions, releasing two LPs: 2005’s Hit the Floor on Ubiquity, and Dusk Till Dawn released in 2009 on Strut Records.

    “Music Man Miles,” as he is known in the underground DJ scene, also helms the longest-running funky soul party in Los Angeles, FUNKY SOLE, spinning a globe spanning, all-vinyl set every Saturday night. Influenced through his immersion in the underground hip hop scene at L.A. club The Root Down, collaborations with Mixmaster Wolf of Breakestra and renowned DJs like DJ Dusk, Cut Chemist and DJ Egon, Miles was inspired to build a collection of some of the finest deep funk, afro-latin, soul-jazz vinyl around & start djing as well.

    Tackett’s musical reputation extends well beyond the underground clubs of Los Angeles. He has performed and collaborated with a wide range of artists, including Macy Gray, Blind Melon, B.B. King, Damien Marley, Little Feat, and legendary soul singer Syl Johnson. Now, after years of focusing on a purist funk style and sound with Breakestra, Tackett has finally taken some time to reflect, write new songs and return to his first love, the electric guitar. With an array of influences that draw from vintage soul, rhythm and blues, psychedelia, and blues/jazz influenced folk and rock, The Fool Who Wonders’ new vintage sounds bring Tackett’s varied musical travels back to where it all began.

    Topanga Canyon, California is the Santa Monica mountain community where he grew up around an ever colorful group of artists, actors & musicians including the 70s americana rock band Little Feat which his multi instrumentalist father Fred Tackett is a current member of. Despite his adopted home out on the east side of L.A. the mountain still calls his name as his ode “Out in the canyon” attests.

    On The Fool Who Wonders, Tackett uses his talents as producer/engineer to keep it analog tape warm and dirty at his New Tilt Studio. The new single “Just What I Need”, is the first recording to rise from Tackett’s latest collection of songs which features him on vocals, guitar & keys. Also featured on the album is a psych-soul reworking of a Byrds-era David Crosby song “Everybody’s Been Burned.”

    The Fool Who Wonders is available July 8th on Rootdown L.A. Records.

  • DJ Miles Tackett (Funky Sole)

    DJ Miles Tackett (Funky Sole)

    Dance/Electronic

  • DJ SOVERN-T

    DJ SOVERN-T

    Dance

    "Seamless blending, Electric stage presence...."
    DJ Sovern-T delivers a signature sound that is so unique it deserves to be declared ‘Sovern’.

  • DJ TOMMY ROCKER

    DJ TOMMY ROCKER

    Dance/Electronic

Downtown Long Beach New Year's Eve w/ Saint Motel, ZZ Ward, Houndmouth and More!

Thu Dec 31 2015 8:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

200 Pine Avenue Long Beach CA
Downtown Long Beach New Year's Eve w/ Saint Motel, ZZ Ward, Houndmouth and More!
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All Ages

Due to the high volume of ticket sales and anticipated sellout of this year’s event, tickets will only be available for purchase online at Ticketweb.com. Online sales will continue until event is sold out. No ticket sales will be available at the event.

- Rain or Shine

- all sales are final

 

BROADWAY @ PINE STAGE: Saint Motel, Houndmouth, FMLYBND, DJ Paul V.

4th STREET @ PINE STAGE: ZZ Ward, Vintage Trouble, Miles Tackett & The 3 Times, Funky Sole

FEDERAL BAR STAGE: Xia Xia Technique, DJ Sovern-T, DJ Tommy Rocker

 

Pine Avenue street party with:

  • 3 stages
  • 12 outdoor bars
  • 2016 countdown celebration

For parking information, please visit:
http://www.downtownlongbeach.org/parking.

For more information about the event, please visit: www.DowntownLongBeach.org.

All sales are final.