By DONNA BALANCIA
There’s a British flavor to Music Tastes Good 2018 as New Order and James Blake anchor the Vol. 3 lineup in Long Beach, Sept. 29 and Sept. 30.
The two-day open-air, waterside event encompasses consistently great works in music, food and the arts. It also appeals to tourism and hospitality as Music Tastes Good Vol. 3 will again be located in Marina Green along the heart of the downtown shoreline.
New Order’s West Coast Appearance
New Order, the new wave legends from the U.K., will be making what is expected to be their only West Coast appearance this year. The legendary band marks the 35th anniversary of the album Power, Corruption & Lies. New Order headlines Saturday.
James Blake at Music Tastes Good
James Blake, Grammy-nominated English singer-songwriter headlines Sunday night. He is noted for his minimalist approach to music. Check out his latest:
Broken Social Scene, Joey Bada$$, Santigold at MTGLB
Broken Social Scene, Joey Bada$$, Santigold, Blake Mills and Parquet Courts lead a list of many other performers. Anticipated performances include Broken Social Scene playing their great 2002 record You Forgot It In People, and The Church performing the Starfish album to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Hilarious Official Lineup Announcement
Check out the hilarious Music Tastes Good 2018 lineup announcement video, it’s like and even lower budget Reno 911:
Culinary Theme a California Port Competition
The Taste Tent boasts a variety of great culinary samplings and the theme this year is “Port Cities of the West Coast,” where visitors can interact with acclaimed chefs. On hand this year are some of California’s best: Sacramento based Edward Martinez of Milk Money and Michael Thiemann of Mother represent and local Long Beach eateries are too vast to mention, check out the Music Tastes Good website.
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Hot Show Last Year and This Year
The Vol. 3 edition of the festival promises to be as consistent in procuring top acts as previous years.
Last year the festival was a hit with Peaches, Of Montreal, Dengue Fever and Ween. But alternative music was counterbalanced with soul, R and B, blues, and rock.
Josh Fischel, Late Founder of Music Tastes Good
Josh Fischel is the founder of Music Tastes Good. He passed away four days after the end of the first MTGLB in 2016. The crew has been keeping the festival going to honor the founder.
Check out the Photo Gallery from last year.