Pop & Rock

Man on Fire: Owen Pallett

Singer-Violinist Plays with and Opens for Arcade Fire

The acclaimed singer, songwriter, and violinist gets candid about Brian Eno, In Conflict, and touring behind Reflektor. Read story.

Youth Bands Are Bringing the Rock to Fiesta

Roger Perry Cranks Things Up at Old Spanish Days

Roger Perry is highlighting some of the area’s best young talent during this year’s Old Spanish Days Festival. Read story.

Review: Foreigner and Styx at the Santa Barbara Bowl

1980s Radio Rockers Delivered Hits, Misses on Sunday, July 27

The 1980s rockers gave us a night of hits and misses on Sunday, July 27. Read story.

Review: Slightly Stoopid at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Stephen Marley, Cypress Hill Opened on Friday, July 25

Stephen Marley and Cypress Hill opened this genre-crossing show on Friday, July 25. Read story.

White Fence

For the Recently Found Innocent

For the Recently Found Innocent is Tim Presley’s fifth studio album as White Fence, as well as his second collaborative effort with fellow psych-pop auteur Ty Segall. Read story.

Neil Young

A Letter Home

Neil takes a look at his life through the voices and visions of his folk-rock, blues, and country peers and heroes. Read story.

Youth Interactive Is Takin’ It to the Streets

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.

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