Who:Johnathan RiceWhen: Thursday, December 6
Where:Beachland TavernWhy: Rice is a 24-year-old L.A.-based singer-songwriter who embraces everything about 1977-era California Canyon rockers: the desert, long stretches of highway, and songs about falling in and out of love.
Latest Album: Further North
Best Album: Further North
Didja Know? Rice is dating Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis, securing the envy of every indie-pop fan with a penis.
Listen Now: “The End of the Affair,” a mournful, yet surprisingly upbeat, duet with Lewis.
-- Michael Gallucci