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Music Tastes Good
Marina Green Park, Long Beach
Day One
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Part one of three

The city of Long Beach hosted the two-day event at the waterside in Marina Green Park. The festival brought a wide range of talent to the two stages and an overall relaxed atmosphere. As the title might indicate the festival also places a great emphasis on the culinary arts. The food experiences were nice and well thought out, but of course, at this type of event, the music was king. Here are some of the amazing acts we caught on the first day. 

Below are collections of photos featuring Built to SpillHalconesHeaven 17Juana MolinaOf MontrealSpirit MotherTV HeadsVinyl Williams, and Ween,


Halcones

An eclectic four-piece rock outfit from California’s Capitol city.

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Spirit Mother

A Psych Power Pop group out of Long Beach that focuses on the darker side of Pop songwriting.


TV Heads
A four-piece band born in the artistic crucible of the Bay Area and raised in Los Angeles on a steady diet of post-punk riffs, raw vocals, and electro textures.


Vinyl Williams

The résumé of Los Angeles-based multimedia artist Lionel Williams may seem heady, quoting Egyptian BioGeometry and Russellian science as key influences, but when he performs under the name Vinyl Williams, his music draws from more typical reference points like shoegaze and psychedelic pop.

 


Juana Molina

Juana approaches music in a very physical, intuitive way: every instrument and electronic resource is an extension of her body, and is used to express feelings and moods. It’s magic, in its oldest sense: art or techné, which articulates knowing with doing, in order to produce something which didn’t exist before.


Heaven 17

“We’re a band from the 80’s”

If you were a man (or a woman) with a briefcase and a bowler hat in the UK in the early 1980’s, dancing was a problem. The sensibilities of punk remained but there was a growing recognition that there should be more to dancing than jumping up and down. Then along came Heaven 17 with “Fascist Groove Thang,” it pressed all the right buttons.

 


Slaves

Raw U.K. punk duo Slaves were formed in 2013 in leafy Maidstone, Kent by guitarist Laurie Vincent and drummer Isaac Holman. Slaves play just one electric guitar and a stripped-down drum setup consisting of just two cymbals, a snare drum, and a floor tom (which Holman played standing up), the pair shared vocal duties, forging a harsh, vicious, cathartic, and uniquely British sound


Of Montreal

“Hello to whoever reads this. My name is Kevin Barnes and I’m in a band called Of Montreal… I play guitar and sing. My two friends Bryan Poole and Derek Almstead sing and play bass and drums, respectively.  Of Montreal gives me the ability to live a more romantic life. Through my songs, I add beauty and mystery and happiness and love and new landscapes and sadness and laughter to a life that’s not very interesting by itself. My life is elevated to a better place through my songs.

Of Montreal performed their album Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer to celebrate its 10th Anniversary.


Built to Spill

Twenty years on from first signing to Warner Bros. Records, Built To Spill is set to return in 2015 with its eighth studio album, Untethered Moon. That’s now two complete decades that one of America’s leading “indie rock” bands has happily made its home on a major label, and in the process redefined that clumsy descriptor of independence by operating wholly and consistently under its own steam, taking the proper time to craft timeless songs and playing endless, epic shows to a growing grip of fans each year.

 


Ween

Formed by Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo, Jr. in New Hope, PA, Ween has taken on a cult-like status with legions of devoted fans around the world. Beginning with six self-released cassettes in the 1980s followed by 11 studio albums, 6 live albums and a smattering of EPs through the 1990s and 2000s, Ween’s recorded output is far-reaching in its styles moving from rock to punk to psychedelic to country to alternative and all points in between.

 

Please take a look at  the other stories on Music Tastes Good;
Day Two Music Galleries
Full concert review by Harriet Kaplan

Images by Caren Spitler

Music Tastes Good Hits Long Beach This Weekend- September 30-October 1; Built To Spill and Rhye Added to Lineup + Festival Map Now Available

Headliners Ween, Sleater-Kinney + RIDE, Alvvays, Los Lobos, of Montreal, Dr. Octagon, !!!, Big Freedia, Heaven 17, Protomartyr and many more!
Just added: Rhye + Built To Spill! See full line-up here: www.mtglb.co

With just five days to go before Music Tastes Good 2017 kicks off, the festival team wants to share some helpful links to get you prepared for an incredible weekend in Long Beach!

There’s a limited number of tickets still available for the “Taste Tent” which features 16 chefs from Long Beach & New Orleans, sharing unlimited food over course of the entire weekend. If having the most delicious food offerings is your thing, you’re going to want to get your Taste Tent pass.

Our 2017 Taste Tent: tasting menus, chef intro videos and demo schedule announced!

• Build your own schedule, explore the festival map, and discover new music with the MTG mobile app!

• Just added: we’ve got an All-Ages friendly wristband pick-up party! Friday 9/29 from 4pm-6pm at Fingerprints Music, with Slaves UK (DJ set).

• Pick up your festival wristband a day early, and skip the lines! Join us at Alex’s Bar on 9/29 for a free show with Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears.

• There are two official after parties, each night of Music Tastes Good. Both are free with your Music Tastes Good wristband (or $12 at the door). On Saturday, 9/30, join us as At The Top, as Treefort Music Fest hosts De Lux, Rituals of Mine, and Frankie & The Witch Fingers. On Sunday, 10/1, at At The Top, we’ve got The Buttertones, Travesura, Rudy De Anda, Banes World, and MU$TY BOYZ.

Register your festival wristband in advance, save time & easier access to food, drinks, merch and more!

• Expanding on last year’s incorporation of cutting-edge art installations interspersed throughout the festival grounds, this year, organizers have again invited an impressive group of up-and-coming local artists to help create one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences for festival guests. This year’s lineup includes:

Jonelle Thais Holden Mix Tape
Rebecca Giesking Vertical Garden
Ben Phipps Reflecting Tunnel
Ali Futrell The Vertical Horizon
Jesson Duller and Eddy Vajarakitipongse Ginger
Eric Hamme Magical Music Parade
Kat Bingley Peace, Love & Music
David Hedden Box of Boom & Makers Space

Music Taste Good also shared a video on how festival organizers are moving forward to carry on the legacy of founder Josh Fischel.

Watch the video below:

Music Tastes Good Is Almost Here — Build Your Own Schedule With The MTG App!

Music Tastes Good finalizes schedule with additions of tUnE-yArDs, Juana Molina, Rhye and Diane Coffee

Festival to also feature headliners Ween, Sleater-Kinney + RIDE, Alvvays, Los Lobos, of Montreal, Dr. Octagon, !!!, Big Freedia, Heaven 17, Protomartyr and many more

‘The Taste Tent’ features award-winning chefs from Long Beach/New Orleans

Tickets On Sale Now!

The Music Tastes Good schedule is now live at http://mtglb.co/schedule#/schedule/byVenue. Festival attendees can build their own schedules of favorite artists and chefs, discover new ones, and receive important festival updates using the MTG app.

Presented by 89.9 KCRW, the colossal two-day, music, food and art festival (ranked #5 on Paste Magazine’s list of the best music festival lineups of 2017 and #11 on British Airways/High Life Magazine’s list of 30 reasons to love the USA) will take over Downtown Long Beach’s beautiful waterfront Marina Green Park the weekend of September 30-October 1, 2017, with influential alt-rock trailblazers Ween and Sleater-Kinney headlining Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Tickets are still on sale at http://mtglb.co/.

With an amplified focus on their culinary program food this year, Music Tastes Good’s new “Taste Tent” will assemble some of the top chefs from both Southern California and the Bayou, for what organizers are calling, a “Port-to-Port” experience, a cultural exchange of flavors and ideas between Long Beach, New Orleans, and their surrounding communities.

Culinary rockstars in their own right, the lineup of acclaimed and award-winning chefs taking part in Music Tastes Good this year includes: Lafayette, LA’s Collin Cormier Pop’s Poboys and New Orleans’ Kelly Fields Willa Jean, Isaac Toups Toups Meatery, Mason Hereford – Turkey & The Wolf (named Bon Appetit Magazine’s ‘Best New Restaurant in America’ for 2017), Melissa Martin Mosquito Supper Club, Michael Gulotta MayPop and Alfredo Nogueria Cafe Henri, as well as Long Beach, CA’s Arthur Gonzales Roe, Dave MacLennan James Republic, Gus Sverkos – Kafe Neo, Khanh Hoang Company of Khanh, Luis Navarro Social List & Lola’s, Paul Buchanan Primal Alchemy and Philip Pretty – Restauration.

Check out chef bios here: http://mtglb.co/lineup#/artists/alphabetical.

What: Music Tastes Good Festival

When: September 30-October 1, 2017

Where: Marina Green Park (386 E Shoreline Dr)- Long Beach, CA

Tickets On Sale Now

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Music Tastes Good finalizes schedule with additions of tUnE-yArDs, Juana Molina, and Diane Coffee

September 30-October 1 At Marina Green Park

Long Beach, CA
Festival to also feature headliners Ween, Sleater-Kinney + RIDE, Alvvays, Los Lobos, of Montreal, Dr. Octagon, !!!, Big Freedia, Heaven 17, Protomartyr and many more

The Music Tastes Good schedule is now live at http://mtglb.co/schedule#/schedule/byVenue. Festival attendees can build their own schedules of favorite artists and chefs, discover new ones, and receive important festival updates using the MTG app.

Presented by 89.9 KCRW, the colossal two-day, music, food and art festival (ranked #5 on Paste Magazine’s list of the best music festival lineups of 2017 and #11 on British Airways/High Life Magazine’s list of 30 reasons to love the USA) will take over Downtown Long Beach’s beautiful waterfront Marina Green Park the weekend of September 30-October 1, 2017, with influential alt-rock trailblazers Ween and Sleater-Kinney headlining Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Tickets are still on sale at http://mtglb.co/

‘The Taste Tent’ features award-winning chefs from Long Beach/New Orleans

With an amplified focus on their culinary program food this year, Music Tastes Good’s new “Taste Tent” will assemble some of the top chefs from both Southern California and the Bayou, for what organizers are calling, a “Port-to-Port” experience, a cultural exchange of flavors and ideas between Long Beach, New Orleans, and their surrounding communities.

Culinary rockstars in their own right, the lineup of acclaimed and award-winning chefs taking part in Music Tastes Good this year includes: Lafayette, LA’s Collin Cormier Pop’s Poboys and New Orleans’ Kelly Fields Willa Jean, Isaac Toups Toups Meatery, Mason Hereford – Turkey & The Wolf (named Bon Appetit Magazine’s ‘Best New Restaurant in America’ for 2017), Melissa Martin Mosquito Supper Club, Michael Gulotta MayPop and Alfredo Nogueria Cafe Henri, as well as Long Beach, CA’s Arthur Gonzales Roe, Dave MacLennan James Republic, Gus Sverkos – Kafe Neo, Khanh Hoang Company of Khanh, Luis Navarro Social List & Lola’s, Paul Buchanan Primal Alchemy and Philip Pretty – Restauration.

Check out chef bios here: http://mtglb.co/lineup#/artists/alphabetical

Music Tastes Good To Donate 100% of Proceeds from Every Ticket Sold To Oxfam America for 24 Hours Starting, Thursday, August 31

For a 24 hour window, this Thursday, Music Tastes Good will be donating 100% of the proceeds from every ticket sold, directly to Oxfam America.

You can participate in this incredible offer by grabbing your tickets at www.mtglb.co/tickets, starting Thursday, August 31st, at 12 am PT.

Music Tastes Good had previously announced a donation of $5 for single-day VIP passes and $10 for weekend VIP passes sold, respectively, would be given to Oxfam.

“We’re hoping this benefit inspires our guests to purchase their tickets early, give something good, and receive something good in return. Oxfam is doing the hard for work millions of people who truly need it. We’re happy to help raise awareness, and invite our guests to come party with us in Long Beach,” said Music Tastes Good Creative Director, Chris Watson.

Oxfam is a global organization working to end the injustice of poverty. They help people build better futures for themselves, hold the powerful accountable, and save lives in disasters. Their mission is to tackle the root causes of poverty and create lasting solutions.

Through a donation to Oxfam you can help fund Oxfam’s lifesaving work and bring hope to families facing hunger, poverty, and injustice in more than 90 countries around the world. You can help refugees seeking safety, support disaster survivors to rebuild even stronger, keep communities healthy by preventing the spread of disease, help farmers adapt to climate change and feed their families, and so much more.

Music Tastes Good passes start at $75 a day, passes for the new “Taste Tent” experience start at $150, and VIP passes start at $225. The event, to be headlined by Ween and Sleater-Kinney, with appearances by RIDE, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinares, ALVVAYS, Bomba Estereo, Los Lobos, of Montreal and many more, is scheduled to take place September 30 and October 1 at Marina Green Park in Downtown Long Beach, CA.

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View the Music Tastes Good festival lineup at: http://mtglb.co/lineup.

More Info About Oxfam America, here:

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