Music Tastes Good

Photo by Mia Kirby Warpaint

Location Info:

Downtown Long Beach
200 Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA  90802
Music Tastes Good might not be the cleverest name for a food-and-music festival, but the musical lineup is nonetheless fairly impressive. The three-day fest starts Friday with ever-personable hard rockers Living Colour and LBC heroes Rival Sons, who are opening on Black Sabbath’s final tour, as well as the melodically propulsive grunge of fellow locals Spare Parts for Broken Hearts. The street party blows up on Saturday with four stages encompassing everything from high-stepping British ska rejuvenators The Specials to the introspective folk of Iron & Wine, as well as arch popsters Squeeze, the ever-amiable Dr. Dog, dream weavers Warpaint, trippy hip-hop superproject Deltron 3030, slyly subversive duo Girlpool, wordy soothsayer Open Mike Eagle and rootsy soul diva Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas. Sunday winds down with De La Soul, Sylvan Esso and Las Cafeteras. Also Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25.

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