Music at #LBZF18

Featuring five local Long Beach bands, legendary DJ Dennis Owens, and host extraordinaire VerBS.


Set Times

  • Noon – MODUS
  • 1:00pm – SAINT SHIVERS
  • 2:00pm – MIKEY BACKPACK
  • 3:00pm – MEOW TWINS
  • 4:00pm – BLCKNOISE
  • All day – DJ DENNIS OWENS
  • Hosted by – VerBS

Black Noise

The Long Beach based duo, singer/songwriter Donovan Brown and guitarist Victor Ujadughele, joined forces in 2010 with the goal of creating a sound all their own. Six years later they have done just that. Fusing neo-soul crooning with intricate arrangements and indie rock aesthetics they have crafted a universally appealing package that many consider to be the future of soul music.


Meow Twins

Meow Twins is a DIY band rocking since 2009. They have toured the US and Cananda and have a magical wall of sound and chemistry that will blow your mind, and ears. 


Modus is a 2-piece Synth Pop band from Long Beach comprised of Jon-Michael Lopez and Gustavo Miranda. Influenced by Classic Rock guitar players, 80s Synth Pop acts and Dream Pop from the early-mid 00’s, the crux of their songs is in their use of guitars and synthesizers.

Saint Shivers

Saint Shivers is a garage rock band from Long Beach, California. With roots in Americana and country blues, this innovative trio offers a fresh and unique take on classic American music.

Mikey Backpack

Mikey Backpack is an independent artist based in Long Beach, CA. His signature style of music blends dance-tastic melodies with story-rich and upbeat lyricism. Listeners can equally enjoy tuning in to the words or tuning out with the beat and just feel the vibes. Mikey writes, performs and produces all of his own music, and his versatility as a multi-instrumentalist lends to the eclectic styles heard across his songs.


VerBS Rapper Extraordinaire, Bike Hero Positivity Ninja, and Super Host got his start in the deeply-rooted Project Blowed hip hop tradition and has continued its legacy by curating and hosting BANANAS in Leimert Park for the last 7 years. VerBS has toured America and opened with major rappers the likes of Murs,Sick jacken,Open Mike Eagle,Nocando,Kosha Dillz,Rapper Big Pooh,Milo and more, as well as indie bands.

DJ Dennis Owens

Dennis Owens is a DJ, and is probably best known, locally, for his long running dance night, The Good Foot, which started at Que Sera, Sera and, more recently, migrated to Alex’s Bar. He is also a founding member of Suburban Rhythm and Action League, and played for many years in Ikey Owens’ band, Free Moral Agents.