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Rockin' Good Times at Alex's Bar in Long Beach

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It's difficult to determine what rocked the most on Friday night at Alex's Bar in Long Beach. Was it Sun Trash's suggestive singer or guest percussionist, Sexual Chocolate, that made their set a highly entertaining mix of live performance theatre and rock and roll?

Was it the way Zeke singer took a pause between lightning fast punk rock guitar coupled with almost inaudible, screaming rap-like lyrics to bemoan his Union job that gets him up at 4:30 a.m. that rocked the most?

Or wait, maybe it was that the Humpers' singer lunged himself carelessly at the audience all night, forcing them to hold him up as he laid on top of them. All the while the band rocked on and the singer carried the lyrics even though he had no idea where the set list was or what the next song was gonna be. (Continued under the photo gallery)

It's almost impossible to pick what rocked the most. Because in addition to the live music, you had to take into consideration that you're surrounded by a hip, colorful, good-natured tattoo crowd at a bar that's notorious for strong, yet conservatively priced mixed drinks. Even the music between sets by DJ Louie was cool. Blend it all together and you've got a recipe for some good old-fashioned American fun.

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Written by Sheri Zampelli