Pop & Rock
Veteran Bluesman Played Sold-Out Show Wednesday, May 22
The British bluesman played Santa Barbara on Wednesday, May 22. Read story.
Hip-Hop Duo Delivered Authentic, Unnerving Set on Tuesday, May 21
The East Coast hip-hop duo delivered a refreshingly honest and lengthy set on Tuesday, May 21. Read story.
Behind the Organic Rise of S.B.’s Leading Musical Ladies
The Santa Barbara band plays a CD-release show this Sunday, May 26, at SOhO. Read story.
Thousands Came Out for Kendrick Lamar, Dada Life
Rising hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar headlined Sunday's day-long free music festival at UCSB. Read story.
Blues Icon Plays SOhO on May 22
The English songwriter and guitarist brings his blues to SOhO Restaurant & Music Club on Wednesday, May 22. Read story.
New York Pop Rockers Talk Twitter Dares, Geeking Out on the Strokes
The NYC pop rock quartet plays SOhO on May 20 with Atlas Genius. Read story.
Push the Sky Away
Nick Cave’s stream-of-consciousness poetry is the star of his stripped-down new record with the Bad Seeds. Read story.
Singer-Songwriter Plays SOhO Restaurant & Music Club on May 16
Brushfire Records’ golden boy returns with a lush and guest star–filled new record. Read story.
Thomas Long Turns His Lens on NOLA's Annual Music Fest
Photographer Thomas Long takes us inside the music, fans, and weather of JazzFest 2013. Read story.
Kendrick Lamar to Headline UCSB's Annual Concert
The annual free concert takes place Saturday, May 19 and is open to UCSB students only. Read story.
Freak Folk’s Poster Boy Gets Real on New Record
Devendra Banhart plays SOhO Restaurant & Music Club on Saturday, May 11. Read story.
Bethany Cosentino Talks Green Day, College Parties, New EP, May 9 UCSB Show
The Los Angeles pop-rock act plays UCSB’s The Hub on Thursday, May 9. Read story.
Finally, a Debut Album for Santa Barbara’s Kyle Nicolaides
Kyle Nicolaides’s Beware of Darkness drops its debut LP on May 7. Read story.
Youth Music Non-Prof Unveils New Community Center and Retail Space
The De la Vina non-profit will host food, drinks, and live music this Saturday, May 4. Read story.
...And It Shook Me
This New York foursome re-imagines The Strokes' garage pop for a beach-bound summer vacation. Read story.
Tommy & The High Pilots formed early 2008 in Santa Barbara,CA, gathering their throwback sound from a wide variety of classic rock, blues and country influences. They are firm believers in the powers of Rock N' Roll and touring as often as possible. They would truly appreciate your support in purchasing a copy of their debut effort "EVERYNIGHT" which is available at shows and on itunes. After that purchase is made they would like to thank you from the bottom of their little hearts. Tommy & The High Pilots consider their fanbase family and would love to see that family expand and grow as much as humanly possible in years to come!
May 31, 9 p.m., SOhO
June 3, 7:30 p.m., S.B. Bowl
It's finally springtime again, which is music season at the Paradise Store. Go swimming at Red Rock in the morning, then when you get hungry come and grab a tri tip sandwich and listen to Santa Barbara's finest musicians rock the mountainside. It's all ages and completely free, so come out for some family fun!
David Loeppke Band (12:00 - 1:00)
All Natural Ingredients (1:00 - 2:00)
Courtney and the Heathens (2:00 - 3:00)
Angelo Meatcraft Flying Machine (3:00 - 5:00)
Freakin on Speakers (5:00 - 6:00)
Fatty Acids (6:00 - 7:00)
See you at the show!
May 25, Noon to 7 p.m., Paradise Store and Grill
An American punk band formed in Chicago, Illinois, as The Suburban Nightmare, in the mid-1980s. They are currently based in San Francisco, California. Formed as a garage punk band, their career subsequently saw them move in a hardcore direction before settling into an eclectic punk rock sound. They have been described as "one of the last true bastions of punk rock ideology in the contemporary musical age."
Redefining the post millennium era of music, The DTEASE have managed to take all the good from 70's glam artists like David Bowie & T. Rex, 70's punk rock like The Clash & The Ramones, 60's rock 'n' roll like The Doors & The Rolling Stones, and everything missing in the modern rock scene to create an all-powerful icon. Dressed in sharkskin suits and fueled by front man Wilson Gil, the band has captivated audiences up and down the California coast. Poetic lyrics consisting of sex, politics, and, well, rock 'n' roll, are geniously combined with an arsenal of destructive guitar riffs by Sam McPherson & Laszlo Gaspar, brilliant bass lines by Jen Castle, killer drum demolition by Mike Sharpe, and topped by sexual performance elements entrapping all of the senses that reverberate with metaphorical undertones to create a weapon of sonic mass destruction. The question is, are you experienced? With their live show that cannot be beat, The DTEASE will leave you speechless, soaking wet, and screaming for more.
"Extreme energy coupled with a rock show not seen in decades, The DTEASE deliver much needed CPR into today’s music scene." ---Pop Vulture Magazine
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Hopeless Jack & The Handsome Devil [Portland, OR]
June 6, 7 p.m., Velvet Jones
May 30, 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant
He is joined by percussionist Miguelito at the Carr Winery downtown. Copies of the new CD will be available at the event.
June 21, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Carr Winery
Grammy-nominated Great White has sold over six million records, including their hugely popular double platinum album "Twice Shy." Slaughter has toured the world with bands like Kiss and Ozzy Osbourne, and is renowned for hits like "Up All Night" and "Fly To The Angels." Don't miss these two exciting hard-rocking bands, live in concert!
June 27, 8 p.m., Chumash Casino Resort
June 9, 6:30 p.m., S.B. Bowl
June 16, 6:30 p.m., S.B. Bowl
June 5, 9:30 p.m., Velvet Jones