Pop & Rock
Thoroughly Emotive Beats
Emotive, naturalistic, and evocative, swordthrume's productions are fully capable of standing alone. Read story.
Isla Vista Exports Unveil New EP
The Isla Vista synth rockers unveil a new four-song EP. Read story.
The former My Chemical Romance frontman comes out swinging with this solo debut. Read story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Singer, Songwriter, UNICEF Ambassador Returns to UCSB
The singer, songwriter, and UNICEF ambassador returns to UCSB with Eve. Read story.
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.
Written almost a decade ago, this collection of love songs has us crushing hard on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ leading lady. Read story.
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.
The young Carol City, Florida, MC co-headlines Velvet Jones with Deniro Farrar on September 28. Read story.
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.
: 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.
Americana’s most cantankerous player offers up a solid nod to rock’s heaviest hitters. Read story.