Pop & Rock
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.
Rock’s most prolific youngster delivers a strong, sprawling double album Read story.
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.
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.
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.
Lobero Live Welcomes Michael Crenshaw
Lobero Live pairs Michael Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets on August 28. Read story.
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.
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.
On their seventh album, The Raveonettes embark on a noise pop surfin’ safari of sorts. Read story.
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.
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.
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.
This country crooner is evoking a different kind of small town into the Santa Barbara scene. Read story.
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.
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.