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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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