Pop & Rock

Retro Rock Rages in Carpinteria

Getting to Know Pleasure, Pacific Haze, and Afishinsea the Moon

Why you should get to know Pleasure, Pacific Haze, and Afishinsea the Moon. Read story.

Review: Arcade Fire at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Confetti, Bobbleheads, and Covers on Monday, August 4

The Canadian symphonic popsters pulled out all the stops for their Monday, August 4 tour stop. Read story.


World Peace Is None of Your Business

At 55, Mr. Steven Patrick Morrissey remains an unrepentant bitter romantic. Read story.

Interview Extras: Owen Pallett

On Björk, Babies, and the World's Best Tapas Bar

The best soundbites from our lengthy interview with the singer-songwriter and Arcade Fire collaborator. Read story.

¡Viva la Música!

Fiesta Stages are Cranking Out the Live Tunes

Fiesta stages are cranking out the live tunes. Read story.

Man on Fire: Owen Pallett

Singer-Violinist Plays with and Opens for Arcade Fire

The acclaimed singer, songwriter, and violinist gets candid about Brian Eno, In Conflict, and touring behind Reflektor. Read story.

Youth Bands Are Bringing the Rock to Fiesta

Roger Perry Cranks Things Up at Old Spanish Days

Roger Perry is highlighting some of the area’s best young talent during this year’s Old Spanish Days Festival. Read story.

Review: Foreigner and Styx at the Santa Barbara Bowl

1980s Radio Rockers Delivered Hits, Misses on Sunday, July 27

The 1980s rockers gave us a night of hits and misses on Sunday, July 27. Read story.

Review: Slightly Stoopid at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Stephen Marley, Cypress Hill Opened on Friday, July 25

Stephen Marley and Cypress Hill opened this genre-crossing show on Friday, July 25. Read story.

White Fence

For the Recently Found Innocent

For the Recently Found Innocent is Tim Presley’s fifth studio album as White Fence, as well as his second collaborative effort with fellow psych-pop auteur Ty Segall. Read story.

Neil Young

A Letter Home

Neil takes a look at his life through the voices and visions of his folk-rock, blues, and country peers and heroes. Read story.

Youth Interactive Is Takin’ It to the Streets

Michael McDonald Headlines Benefit Concert on July 27

The S.B. nonprofit is throwing a day-long party and concert in the Funk Zone on Sunday, July 27. Read story.

Packing the Bowl with Slightly Stoopid

Reggae Rockers Return with Stephen Marley, Cypress Hill

The reggae rockers are headed back to Santa Barbara with Stephen Marley and Cypress Hill. Read story.

Review: Jurassic 5 at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Dilated Peoples, Beat Junkies, MC Supernatural Opened on Sunday, July 13

This past Sunday, the Santa Barbara Bowl played host to a whole lot of underground ‘90s hip-hop fans. Read story.

Is Vince Staples Hip-Hop’s New Golden Boy?

Long Beach MC Headlines Velvet Jones on July 21

The Long Beach emcee headlines the Paisley Summer Tour, which stops in Santa Barbara on Monday, July 21. Read story.

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