December 2, 1993 |
Bogart's concert club has closed, ending its six-year run as the hub of the grass-roots music scene for Long Beach and Orange County. Since switching from a Top 40 format to original alternative rock in 1987, the 300-capacity venue in Long Beach booked a steady stream of shows, featuring cutting-edge touring attractions and serving as a nurturing ground where young bands on the local scene could gain experience and build a following.
December 20, 1990 |
Bogart's, which has staged occasional local-band battles in the past, will start the new year with some more competitive rocking. The latest contest is dubbed "Texas Tuneup," after its grand prize: a trip to Austin, Tex., to appear in a concert showcase at the annual South By Southwest Music Festival. The competition is co-sponsored by the festival and the Pacific News & Review, a local weekly.