Pop & Rock

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.

Bottle Rockets Relaunch

Lobero Live Welcomes Michael Crenshaw

Lobero Live pairs Michael Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets on August 28. Read story.

Worth the Drive: Ty Segall at the Echo

Los Angeles Gets Rocked, Four Nights in a Row

L.A.’s garage rock messiah gets rowdy for four back-to-back shows. Read story.

Review: FYF 2014

L.A.'s Biggest Music Fest Relocates, Struggles Through Saturday

This year's festival brought big crowds and even bigger logistical woes to L.A.'s Exposition Park. Read story.

The Raveonettes

Pe' ahi

On their seventh album, The Raveonettes embark on a noise pop surfin’ safari of sorts. Read story.

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.

Matt Armor

Matt Armor

This country crooner is evoking a different kind of small town into the Santa Barbara scene. 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.

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