Pop & Rock

David Bowie Is: A Retrospective Oddity

Documentary Screens at Arlington Theatre on September 23

The documentary about the acclaimed Bowie exhibit screens worldwide on Tuesday, September 23. Read story.

TOKiMONSTA Steals Our Attention

L.A. Electro Artist Plays Velvet Jones September 20

The Los Angeles singer and producer brings new tracks to Velvet Jones on Saturday, September 20. Read story.

Ten Years of Dub Side of the Moon

Michael Goldwasser Reminisces on a Decade of Reggae Covers

Producer Michael Goldwasser reminisces on a decade of Easy Star All-Stars. Read story.

The Last Internationale

We Will Reign

If you are looking for a band with the social conscience, passion, and righteousness of The Clash or the (International) Noise Conspiracy, look no further! Read story.

Review: The Last Internationale at Velvet Jones

This New York trio is out to save rock 'n' roll, and their Tuesday night performance proved they're succeeding. Read story.

A Benefit for Cory Orosco

Santa Barbara Rockers Convene to Fight Cancer

Santa Barbara bands are turning out to help Ernie and the Emperors’ youngest player. Read story.

Cutting Trails with Chuck Ragan

Hot Water Music Frontman Goes Solo at Velvet Jones

The Hot Water Music frontman plays an intimate solo set at Velvet Jones on September 16. Read story.

Fall Arts Preview 2014: Pop, Rock & Jazz

New Noise Cranks Things Up for Year Five

The Santa Barbara Bowl finishes out strong with Massive Attack, Lorde, and Hall & Oates. Read story.

Winchester Rebels


The S.B. band’s new album comes out of your speaker system like a slap to the face. Read story.

The Last Internationale Rise Up

Protest Rock Finds a New Torchbearer in N.Y.C. Trio

This young NYC trio is reviving protest rock and heading to Velvet Jones on September 9 Read story.

Review: Jack Johnson at the Santa Barbara Bowl

S.B.’s Favorite Singer/Songwriter Got Cozy on September 1

S.B.’s favorite singer/songwriter brought two days of laid-back, cool tunes to his sometime-home town. Read story.

Ty Segall


Rock’s most prolific youngster delivers a strong, sprawling double album Read story.

Review: Tyga at Earl Warren Showgrounds

Rising Hip-Hop Star Made the Ladies Swoon (and Sweat) on August 30

The rising hip-hop star brought the heat to the AC-less Earl Warren on Saturday, August 30. Read story.

Zach Gill Interviews Jack Johnson

The Longtime Friends Talk Love Songs and Soul Carving

The longtime friends and famous UCSB alums have a backstage chat about love songs and soul carving. Read story.

Step into the Funzone

Can East Beach Batting Cages Fill the Venue Void?

Could the East Beach Batting Cages be the next great rock ’n’ roll venue in Santa Barbara? Read story.

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