Our first giveaway of the new year takes us to Long Beach. As 2011 comes to a close, it's hard not to think about all the venues that were lost as viable places to hear the music we love. The Blvd, Three Clubs and most recently Mountain Bar are all basically out, at least for now. And as the years pass, having fun at the clubs that reside on the Sunset Strip is increasingly difficult, if not impossible. Our reality is that the action is moving to the outskirts of the city. Embrace it or stay home.
Next Wednesday LA Record brings you music and comedy in one outing and we've got a couple of pairs of tix to start your year off right. Keeping up with the BIG BUSINESS lineup takes some work, but we think they're still playing as a trio. If they have a functioning online presence, we can't find it, but we do hear they're holding back the brass section for the live album. If you want to enter the ticket contest, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or go here. Give us your full name and we'll notify the winners on Monday.