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The Mid-Week Beat: Long Beach Rehab, Post-Folk in Davis and the Zoo Music Awards in Missoula

Long-Beach-RehabSo, no grand plan this week on the Mid-Week Beat. Just thought I’d share some of the cool upcoming shows we got coming up: Long Beach Rehab on tour in Washington State, a “post-folk” show in Davis, California and a local music competition in Missoula, Montana. If you’re near any of these events, get out there and see some music!

Tonight, Wednesday February 5 to Sunday, February 9 I Long Beach RehabMultiple Cities in Washington State

Long Beach Rehab was put together by Qball of Sublime LBC and Bad Brains singer Isreal Joseph. They added Smash Mouth guitarist Greg Camp, Matt Myers, Paget and Derek Hooks into the band and have toured the US, Japan and Mexico performing hits from Sublime, Bad Brains as well as original compositions.

Qball has a long history in California punk rock. He and partner Monk ran the record label that released the first three Social Distortion records and he was also half owner of Fenders Ballroom in Long Beach. This is where Qball and Bradley (Sublime) first met and started working on songs during late night party sessions in Long Beach. In 2002, after the break up of the Long Beach Dub All Stars, Qball decided to tour paying tribute to his friend and late Sublime singer Bradley. Qball found Matt Myers and they took the music of Sublime to over 30 countries, touring for ten years as Sublime LBC to crowds reaching 90,000 fans.

These days Long Beach Rehab uses both former Bad Brains singers Derek and Isreal for the Bad Brains songs, while Matt Myers sings all the Sublime songs. LBR perfoms all the best songs from Sublime, Bad Brains as well as new songs.

This week they’re doing a short tour of the Pacific Northwest hitting five cities in five days. Here are the dates and just click on the club name to get tickets.

TONIGHT! Wednesday, February 5 I Jazzbones in Tacoma, Washington

Thursday, February 6 I 88 Keys in Seattle, Washington

Friday, February 7 I Hub City/Aerie Ballroom in Centralia, Washington

Saturday, February 8 I Culpeppers in Graham, Washington

Sunday, February 9 I Rock N Roll Lodge in Tacoma, Washington

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The Mid-Week Beat: All Roads Lead from Death (the band)

o-A-BAND-CALLED-DEATH-570This week’s post come from Dave Hernandez, Brown Paper Ticket’s Venue Outreach Specialist. You may know Dave from his stint as the bass guitarist of The Shins or as the founder/guitarist/lead singer of the legendary Albuquerque punk band Scared of Chaka. Dave has over 25 years of experience in the DIY music community, from booking/promoting shows to touring the world, playing in DIY and major label acts. You can expect to see many more posts from him sharing his stories from being on the road with his current band The Intelligence or recommending some upcoming shows that we’re ticketing.

Please welcome Dave to the Mid-Week Beat and look out for future posts from Mr. Hernandez.

All roads lead from Death. Well, a lot of roads at least. This week’s Mid-Week Beat is punctuated loudly by the documentary A Band Called Death.

Forty years ago, three teenage brothers in Detroit created the band Death. They were loud fast and cool, but decidedly the opposite of what was being marketed for African Americans in the music biz in 1973.

To be fair they were raising a ruckus around the same time as The Stooges, MC5, and the Modern Lovers, but nothing with their level of intensity or speed really took hold until Bad Brains invented hardcore approximately five years later in Washington DC. So, essentially, before there were the Sex Pistols OR Ramones, there was Death.

To celebrate the limited screenings of this awesome piece of history, I will be highlighting some bands and events happening this week that owe a lot to these three brothers from Detroit. Three brothers that decided to not change their band name and play Motown. Although how cool would a Death record be that was produced by Motown?
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