Pop & Rock

Worth the Drive: Merchandise at the Echoplex

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.

One to Watch: Denzel Curry

The young Carol City, Florida, MC co-headlines Velvet Jones with Deniro Farrar on September 28. Read story.

Cymbals Eat Guitars: Mapping the Abyss Since 2007

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.

Ryan Adams Is Back

: 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.

Review: Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Old Songs, New Songs Mixed and Mingled on September 20

Old songs mixed and mingled with new clunkers on Saturday, September 20. Read story.

David Bowie Is: A Retrospective Oddity

Documentary Screens at Arlington Theatre on September 23

The documentary about the acclaimed Bowie exhibit screens worldwide on Tuesday, September 23. Read story.

TOKiMONSTA Steals Our Attention

L.A. Electro Artist Plays Velvet Jones September 20

The Los Angeles singer and producer brings new tracks to Velvet Jones on Saturday, September 20. Read story.

Ten Years of Dub Side of the Moon

Michael Goldwasser Reminisces on a Decade of Reggae Covers

Producer Michael Goldwasser reminisces on a decade of Easy Star All-Stars. Read story.

The Last Internationale

We Will Reign

If you are looking for a band with the social conscience, passion, and righteousness of The Clash or the (International) Noise Conspiracy, look no further! Read story.

Review: The Last Internationale at Velvet Jones

This New York trio is out to save rock 'n' roll, and their Tuesday night performance proved they're succeeding. Read story.

A Benefit for Cory Orosco

Santa Barbara Rockers Convene to Fight Cancer

Santa Barbara bands are turning out to help Ernie and the Emperors’ youngest player. Read story.

Cutting Trails with Chuck Ragan

Hot Water Music Frontman Goes Solo at Velvet Jones

The Hot Water Music frontman plays an intimate solo set at Velvet Jones on September 16. Read story.

Fall Arts Preview 2014: Pop, Rock & Jazz

New Noise Cranks Things Up for Year Five

The Santa Barbara Bowl finishes out strong with Massive Attack, Lorde, and Hall & Oates. Read story.

Winchester Rebels


The S.B. band’s new album comes out of your speaker system like a slap to the face. Read story.

The Last Internationale Rise Up

Protest Rock Finds a New Torchbearer in N.Y.C. Trio

This young NYC trio is reviving protest rock and heading to Velvet Jones on September 9 Read story.

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