Pop & Rock

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Thoroughly Emotive Beats

Emotive, naturalistic, and evocative, swordthrume's productions are fully capable of standing alone. Read story.

FMLYBND Roars Back to Life

Isla Vista Exports Unveil New EP

The Isla Vista synth rockers unveil a new four-song EP. Read story.

Gerard Way

The former My Chemical Romance frontman comes out swinging with this solo debut. Read story.

Review: Ryan Adams at the Arlington Theatre

Rock Guitars, Side-Splitting Nonsense on Wednesday, October 1

We laughed, we cried, and we watched Ryan Adams make up a new song that’s kind of about voting. Read story.

Getting to Know Joey Fatts

Long Beach Rapper Joins Waka Flocka Flame in S.B.

L.A. rapper Joey Fatts has established himself as one of hip-hop's newest leaders. Read story.

Thurston Moore’s Best Day Ever

Sonic Youth Frontman on Tacos, London, and Seeking Happiness

The Sonic Youth frontman talks big moves, favorite S.B. eats, and embracing happiness. Read story.

Majical Cloudz’s Remarkable Impersonation

Canadian Duo Opens for Lorde at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The Canadian indie pop duo opens for Lorde at the Santa Barbara Bowl on October 9 Read story.

Spotlight On: Angélique Kidjo

Singer, Songwriter, UNICEF Ambassador Returns to UCSB

The singer, songwriter, and UNICEF ambassador returns to UCSB with Eve. Read story.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Is Rattlin’ Them Bones

Retro Rock and Swinging Jazz Comes to the Granada

Ventura-based Big Bad Voodoo Daddy carries on in the tradition of jumpin’ jive. Read story.

Karen O.

Crush Songs

Written almost a decade ago, this collection of love songs has us crushing hard on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ leading lady. Read story.

Worth the Drive: Merchandise at the Echoplex

Florida Rockers Head West, Play Los Angeles

The Tampa, Florida post-punk outfit headlines their biggest Los Angeles show to date on Saturday, September 27. Read story.

One to Watch: Denzel Curry

The young Carol City, Florida, MC co-headlines Velvet Jones with Deniro Farrar on September 28. Read story.

Cymbals Eat Guitars: Mapping the Abyss Since 2007

Staten Island Quartet Makes S.B. Debut on October 1

The Staten Island shoegazers make their Santa Barbara debut on October 1 at SOhO. Read story.

Ryan Adams Is Back

: Singer Returns to the Arlington, Six Years Later

The acclaimed singer/songwriter returns to the Arlington Theatre to kick off his U.S. tour. Read story.

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams

Americana’s most cantankerous player offers up a solid nod to rock’s heaviest hitters. Read story.

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