Pop & Rock

Mass Appeal of together PANGEA

L.A. Garage Rockers Find a Cat, Hit the Road

The Los Angeles–based garage rockers are heading out on tour his week, possibly with a new pet in tow. Read story.

Catching Up with Dante Elephante

In the Studio and On the Road with Our Favorite Surf Rockers

It’s been a busy year for this Santa Barbara quartet, who’ll release a new LP this fall Read story.

Review: Rebelution and Iration at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Isla Vista’s Finest Return to Rep the 805 on Friday, August 15

Two of Isla Vista’s hottest reggae expats returned to headline the Bowl on Friday, August 15. Read story.

Rebelution Gets Back to Its Roots

Isla Vista’s Reggae Heroes Headline the S.B. Bowl

The Isla Vista–born reggae outfit headlines the Santa Barbara Bowl on August 15. Read story.

Review: Outside Lands Day Three

Flaming Lips, Tiësto, Lykke Li Close Out the Fest

Flaming Lips, Tiësto, Lykke Li close out a weekend of music at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Read story.


They Want My Soul

They Want My Soul is by no means a radical reinvention; instead it feels like a gradual, naturalistic next step. Read story.

Good News for Bad Suns

L.A. Quartet Plays Velvet Jones on August 15

Talking record deals and debut albums with L.A.’s rising rockers. Read story.

Review: Outside Lands Day Two

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Go Head-to-Head with Tom Petty in Golden Gate Park

Haim, Local Natives, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis all performed during Saturday's installment of Outisde Lands 2014. Read story.

Review: Outside Lands Day One

Kanye West Headlined the Annual Music Fest in Golden Gate Park

Kanye West headlined the first night of San Fran's annual Golden Gate Park music fest. Read story.

Lissie Lends a Helping Hand

Ojai Songstress Headlines Benefit Concert for Haitian Orphanage

The Ojai singer will headline a benefit concert for Changing Tides Orphanage on August 9. Read story.

Retro Rock Rages in Carpinteria

Getting to Know Pleasure, Pacific Haze, and Afishinsea the Moon

Why you should get to know Pleasure, Pacific Haze, and Afishinsea the Moon. Read story.

Review: Arcade Fire at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Confetti, Bobbleheads, and Covers on Monday, August 4

The Canadian symphonic popsters pulled out all the stops for their Monday, August 4 tour stop. Read story.


World Peace Is None of Your Business

At 55, Mr. Steven Patrick Morrissey remains an unrepentant bitter romantic. Read story.

Interview Extras: Owen Pallett

On Björk, Babies, and the World's Best Tapas Bar

The best soundbites from our lengthy interview with the singer-songwriter and Arcade Fire collaborator. Read story.

¡Viva la Música!

Fiesta Stages are Cranking Out the Live Tunes

Fiesta stages are cranking out the live tunes. Read story.

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