Pop & Rock
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.
Conference and Fest Celebrates Year Six
The annual music conference and festival celebrates six years with more days, more bands. Read story.
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.
If Leonard Cohen isn’t the philosopher king/poet laureate of the human condition, who is? Read story.
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.
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.
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.
Minneapolis Synth Rockers Play SOhO on October 15
The Minneapolis quintet brings its multilayered sounds to SOhO on Wednesday, October 15. Read story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Psych Rock Delivered Low and Slow
Dark, brooding, and eerily appealing, Vamp is making a vie for Tom Waits’ next-of-kin. Read story.