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Meet the Band Contest Finalists

Aside from a couple of scheduling snafus and a wee bit of organizational troubles, this past weekend's Road to West Beach semifinals wrapped up with a bang. Read story.

Monday, August 25, 2008

SNOT Is Back

Santa Barbara's legendary rock group returns to the stage after 10-year hiatus; video of concert inside. Read story.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Indy's 'Road to West Beach' Brings 10 S.B. Bands One Step Closer to Stardom

Some time last year, we here at The Indy had the bright idea to collect and put to print all the Santa Barbara-based music makers we could track down. Read story.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Secret of NYM

While I can happily smirk that I, as an S.B. transplant still in her early twenties, I would never go so far as to call myself a Santa Barbara music history buff. Read story.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

And the Winners Are:

Round One of The Indy's Road to West Beach Contest draws to a close. Read story.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Photographs by Birgitte Aarestrup

It is a wide world from which Santa Barbara photographer Birgitte Aarestrup draws inspiration, as evidenced in her eclectic exhibition now showing at Montecito Frame and Gallery. Read story.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Art Off the Wall

Michelangelo had the Medici family, Jackson Pollock had Peggy Guggenheim, and Andy Warhol had his pool of celebrities, but do art patrons exist in the contemporary world? Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Positively State Street

By the time this here column makes it's way out of my word processor, the fine folks behind this year's Independent Road to West Beach competition will have officially launched 2008's online Indy Band Guide. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Positively State Street

Following last year's Fiesta debacle in front of Tonic-and the recent waterfront melee that occurred during this year's Fourth of July festivities-I will be the first to say that I look forward to this weekend with about as much excitement as I do trepidation. Read story.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Brad Nack: The Design of Imagination

Brad Nack has long been a feature of the Santa Barbara arts scene, first as the manager of S.B.-based band Toad the Wet Sprocket and more recently as a visual artist in his own right. Read story.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Positively State Street

Last year's winners of The Indy's inaugural "Local's Only Music Issue" are back and ready to party. Read story.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Positively State Street

It rarely happens that I-by no intense searching or snooping of my own-catch wind of a name or face that has seemed to have mysteriously (and abruptly) dropped off my musical radar. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Positively State Street

With a smoky and ash-filled July 4th now behind us-and the Gap Fire waning just enough to keep my short-but-sweet mental mash up of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire," Franz Ferdinand's "This Fire," and Cut Copy's "Hearts on Fire" out of my head for the time being-it seems that there's no better moment to start looking toward future shows, fresh starts, and new musical beginnings. Read story.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ranch Music

With the summer season now in full swing and summer weather heating up the night, what better time to leave the office early and enjoy the best in free, fun, and community-centric entertainment? Read story.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Positively State Street

If Thursday night's show at the Santa Barbara Bowl was any indication, regional venues, bookers, and promoters are doing a great job at ignoring a mostly untapped musical market. Read story.

Thursday, July 3, 2008
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