Pop & Rock

Joyce Manor’s Leap of Faith

SoCal Pop Punkers on Web Etiquette

The SoCal pop-punk band plays Velvet Jones on October 18 as part of New Noise 2014 Read story.

New Noise Cometh

Conference and Fest Celebrates Year Six

The annual music conference and festival celebrates six years with more days, more bands. Read story.

New Noise 2014: The Conference

Experts Dish on Everything from Promo to Pro Recording

On Sunday, the Santa Barbara Art Foundry hosts a free daylong gathering of music-industry minds. Read story.

Leonard Cohen

Popular Problems

If Leonard Cohen isn’t the philosopher king/poet laureate of the human condition, who is? Read story.

Review: Tony Bennett at the Granada Theatre

Iconic Singer Showed No Signs of Slowing Down on October 12

For those who arrived late to Bennett’s six-decade-long chart topping party, seeing the man live can conjure up a number of vaguely nostalgic emotions. Read story.

Review: Lorde at the Santa Barbara Bowl

New Zealand Songstress Delivered to a Generation-Spanning Crowd

The young New Zealander made good on her hugely popular debut album on Thursday, October 9. Read story.

There’s Something About Mary Chapin Carpenter

Legendary Singer-Songwriter Goes Intimate at the Lobero

After a year on tour collaborating with symphony orchestras, MCC strips down for this show. Read story.

Navigating Poliça’s Electronic Wonderland

Minneapolis Synth Rockers Play SOhO on October 15

The Minneapolis quintet brings its multilayered sounds to SOhO on Wednesday, October 15. Read story.

Toad the Wet Sprocket Hits Solvang

Hometown Band Performs to Raise Funds for the S.B. Birth Center

S.B. favorites perform to raise funds for the S.B. Birth Center on October 11. Read story.

Get to Know Afishnsea the Moon

Heavy Riffing with Carp’s Rising Psych Rockers

Prepare to groove long and hard with these Carpinteria retro-rockers, who are trance-channeling Cream for the next generation. Read story.

Get to Know Derek Jennings

Navigating the World of Post-Punk Folk Rock

Brazen heart-on-your-sleeve lyricism is just one of the reasons we fell hard for this Ventura County singer-songwriter. Read story.

Get to Know Mexico City Blondes

Electro Pop and Mixed Connections

Allie Thompson’s woozy vocals prove to be the perfect foil for shimmering keyboards and funk-tinged guitar work. Read story.

Get to Know Maru

DIY Noise Pop at Its Finest

What happens when you mix two of the music scene’s brightest young bands? In this case, a throwback to all that was good about ‘90s alt-rock. Read story.

Get to Know The Caverns

Funk Zone Staples Up the Cover Band Game

From Led Zeppelin to Pink Floyd, this young trio is making us rethink the term “cover band.” Read story.

Get to Know Vamp

Psych Rock Delivered Low and Slow

Dark, brooding, and eerily appealing, Vamp is making a vie for Tom Waits’ next-of-kin. Read story.

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