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Unsurprisingly, we have more COVID-19 protocol changes this week.

In Los Angeles County, a new health regulation requires masks to be used at “mega-events” outdoors with 10,000 or more people. This includes concerts and sporting events.

Last week BeachLife announced its COVID-19 vaccination / negative testing guidelines.

Some Festival Pass readers have emailed us asking about the guidelines for Ohana taking place in Dana Point in September and October, and we also have an update on what they are doing.

(By the way, if you want to visit something indoors in California, starting September 20, the state mandates vaccines or negative tests for events with 1,000 or more people.)

And a festival is not on the calendar for the time being. The Electrica Festival this weekend on the USS Iowa in San Pedro has been postponed because #delta.

Better said, hop on our time machine and head back to Long Beach in the early 80s with the South Bay punk band The Descendents, or to LA around the turn of the century to ponder the underground hip-hop scene that started with Club Elements flourished.

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The USS Iowa was to host the new Festival Electrica event on August 21st. However, the concert promoters announced on Friday August 13th that the event would not go ahead as planned due to concerns about the coronavirus. (File photo by Chuck Bennett, contributing photographer)

Unplugged Festival Electrica

The new Festival Electrica debuted on August 21st on the USS Iowa in San Pedro with performances by Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Kinky, La Santa Cecilia and others. However, the current surge in the coronavirus has forced organizers to postpone the event.

Fans pose for photos on the first day of the Ohana Festival at Doheny State Beach. (Photo by Kelly A. Swift, Contributing Photographer)

Ohana updates guidelines

The following weekend’s Ohana Festival at Dana Point and its spin-off Ohana Encore updated their COVID-19 guidelines. Proof of a complete COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test is required for entry. Get the details of the festival’s COVID-19 logs.

Anuhea performs on the Low Tide stage during the first BeachLife Festival at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach in 2019. The festival will return for the second time in September and will require attendees to provide proof of full coronavirus vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results. (File photo by Axel Koester, contributing photographer)

Vax and sizzle

We have a lot of news from the upcoming BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach. A full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test is required for entry. The festival also announced three celebrity chefs from Southern California who will be cooking on-stage for the pop-up restaurant this year.

Square logo with the words can't believe the heat unofficial Coachella podcast.  The background design is a cartoon-like sunset with palm trees and a ferris wheel on rolling hillsCan’t Feel the Heat is an unofficial Coachella podcast (Courtesy Can’t Feel the Heat)

ICYMI: Coachella’s future headliners

The latest episode of Can’t Feel the Heat is all about Travis Scott and Rage Against the Machine, who will headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2022 and who will be the third headliner. We’re also talking about how we’ll get into the lineup with Frank Ocean in 2023. Check it out on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Club Elements founders Al Bonds (left) and Fabrizio Prado (right) have documented the city’s underground hip-hop scene in a new documentary “Where We’re From: Rise of LA Underground Hip Hop”. (Courtesy photo of Shout! Studios).

In their elements

Club Elements was the epicenter of LA’s underground hip-hop culture in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and was home to Dilated Peoples, Hieroglyphics, Jurassic 5, and more. Reporter Richard Guzman spoke to the influential founders of the night about a new documentary about Club Elements.

The punk pioneers The Descendents, who were born in South Bay, went back to their early days for the new album “9th & Walnut”. (Photo by Edward Colver)

Punk rock roots

South Bay-rooted punk band The Descendents will be playing Rise Against in Irvine this weekend, but reporter Richard Guzman spoke to frontman Milo Aukerman about the band’s earliest years and a new album of songs the band in a garage 40 years ago Long Beach has written before.

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