Pop & Rock

Ringo Starr’s Backing Band Seriously Rips

Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, and More Play with the Beatle at the S.B. Bowl

Come for the Beatle, stay for the shred factor. Read story.

Americana Alive Puts S.B. Bands Front and Center

Erland, Omar Velasco, Doublewide Kings Head to the Lobero

The Lobero Theatre hosts a festival-style night of music featuring six homegrown acts. Read story.

Music Makers: We Want You!

It’s Time to Submit for Our 2014 Music Issue

Calling all musical talents: We’re gearing up for our annual Santa Barbara Music Issue, hitting stands October 9. Read story.

Review: Bob Weir and RatDog at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood Opened on Thursday, July 3

Hippie ethos and jam-band noodling prove the perfect start to the all-American holiday weekend. Read story.

Dub Thompson

9 Songs

Agoura Hills teens Matt Pulos and Evan Laffer make their debut with eight lo-fi garage psych groovers. Read story.

Review: The Knocks at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club

A Brief Lesson on How Not to do Electro Rock

We’ve got one question: Why so much gear? Read story.

Review: Joan Baez at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The Indigo Girls Opened on Wednesday, July 2

The Indigo Girls stole the show away from its headliner on Wednesday, July 2. Read story.

To Heaven and Back with Robert Francis

Los Angeles Singer/Songwriter on Giving Up, Getting Right

The Los Angeles singer/songwriter brings his new album to SOhO on July 9. Read story.

How The Knocks Turned Pesky Neighbors into Neon Gold

Brooklyn’s Hottest Remix Team Preps New Album, Heads to SOhO

Knock knock? Who's there? This week's hottest concert, brought to you by Brooklyn duo The Knocks. Read story.

Lana Del Rey


In 2014, Lana Del Rey seems unwilling to grow, delivering a record that feels like a pale imitation of its predecessor. Read story.

Review: Sarah McLachlan at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Canadian Chanteuse Shined on Wednesday, June 25

The Canadian chanteuse stops in S.B. on her tour to promote her eighth studio album, Shine On. Read story.

Review: Yuna at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club

R&B Crooner Proved Her Vocal Prowess on Thursday, June 26

Never mind the Auto-Tune: Yuna is the real deal. Read story.

Review: Maxwell at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Sweet Soul Music Reigned on Thursday, July 26

Neo-soul artist Maxwell took over the Bowl with some lover-man moves on Thursday, June 26. Read story.

Keep Girls Rock Rockin’

S.B. Music Camp Holds Online Fundraiser

The Santa Barbara based non-profit is hoping to fundraise $5,000 by Monday, July 7. Read story.

Joan Baez Is Pushing Forward

Iconic Folkie Comes to the Santa Barbara Bowl with the Indigo Girls

The iconic folkie heads to the Santa Barbara Bowl with the Indigo Girls on Wednesday, July 2. Read story.

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