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Michael McDonald Headlines Benefit Concert on July 27

The S.B. nonprofit is throwing a day-long party and concert in the Funk Zone on Sunday, July 27. Read story.

Packing the Bowl with Slightly Stoopid

Reggae Rockers Return with Stephen Marley, Cypress Hill

The reggae rockers are headed back to Santa Barbara with Stephen Marley and Cypress Hill. Read story.

Review: Jurassic 5 at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Dilated Peoples, Beat Junkies, MC Supernatural Opened on Sunday, July 13

This past Sunday, the Santa Barbara Bowl played host to a whole lot of underground ‘90s hip-hop fans. Read story.

Is Vince Staples Hip-Hop’s New Golden Boy?

Long Beach MC Headlines Velvet Jones on July 21

The Long Beach emcee headlines the Paisley Summer Tour, which stops in Santa Barbara on Monday, July 21. Read story.

Minnie Driver Talks Emmys, Music, Motherhood

The Actress and Singer Brings New Album to SOhO

The About a Boy star discusses her forthcoming third album. She plays SOhO on July 20. Read story.

Matt Kivel

Days of Being Wild

Kivel’s second solo record is filled with raw acoustic guitar and dreamy effects, reminding us of lazy days spent in the sun. Read story.

White Lung

Deep Fantasy

The Canadian punk trio embraces their reputation as loud, fast, and electrifying music makers. Read story.

Review: Richard Thompson at the Lobero Theatre

Guitarist and Songwriter Delivered Two Sets on Wednesday, July 9

The guitarist and singer opened up the show for himself on Wednesday, July 9. Read story.

Review: Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The Former Beatle Gets By with a Little Help from His Friends on July 12

The former Beatle may have held the headliner spot on Saturday, but the real revelations came from his bandmates. Read story.

Ringo Starr’s Backing Band Seriously Rips

Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, and More Play with the Beatle at the S.B. Bowl

Come for the Beatle, stay for the shred factor. Read story.

Americana Alive Puts S.B. Bands Front and Center

Erland, Omar Velasco, Doublewide Kings Head to the Lobero

The Lobero Theatre hosts a festival-style night of music featuring six homegrown acts. Read story.

Music Makers: We Want You!

It’s Time to Submit for Our 2014 Music Issue

Calling all musical talents: We’re gearing up for our annual Santa Barbara Music Issue, hitting stands October 9. Read story.

Review: Bob Weir and RatDog at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood Opened on Thursday, July 3

Hippie ethos and jam-band noodling prove the perfect start to the all-American holiday weekend. Read story.

Dub Thompson

9 Songs

Agoura Hills teens Matt Pulos and Evan Laffer make their debut with eight lo-fi garage psych groovers. Read story.

Review: The Knocks at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club

A Brief Lesson on How Not to do Electro Rock

We’ve got one question: Why so much gear? Read story.

Concerts in the Park Series

Join us on the great meadow at Chase Palm Park for Savor, a tribute to Santana! Bring your friends, family, a picnic and your dancing shoes! July 24, 6 p.m., Chase Palm Park

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