Long Beach, CAâ€” Long Beach launched a brand new festival, Music Tastes Good, combining music with food over a three-day span from Friday, September 23 to Sunday, September 25. Â Centered in downtown and spanning from Long Beach Blvd. to East 3rd St., festival attendees were welcome to taste local dishes while listening to local sounds, featuring four stages.
One of those bands was LP3 & the Tragedy, who rocked out Saturday on the JetBlue Stage. Mixing Americana vibes with Blue Grass, Folk and New Wave, their sound is unique and reminiscent of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Eagles, Nirvana, and The Saints.
Founded in 2015 by lead singer and guitarist Louis Perez III whose initials make up the first half of the bandâ€™s name, the five-piece from Pan America and Los Lobos is new to the music scene. Singer and bassist Ruby Rosas, Eric Fuller on percussion, Guitarist Carlos Guzman, and Mike Berault on keys and accordion, comprise â€œThe Tragedyâ€.
LP3 & The Tragedy released their debut album â€œSouthland Humâ€ in May via Maplewood Records. According to their website, the album is the story of â€œCaliforniaâ€™s rich landscape of rolling hills that are intermixed with miles of concrete, worn art deco buildings, and the aspiring dreams of those looking to get into show business or even a decent well-paying job.â€ The album includes the title track â€œSouthland Hum,â€ featuring a thumping bass line, Western style harmonica and keyboard, laid over the edgy vocals of Perez and Rosas.
The â€œSouthland Humâ€ music video and upcoming show dates can be viewed on the LP3 & The Tragedy website, http://www.lp3andthetragedy.com/. Get to know Perez and Rosas in the interview below.