<b>ICE KINGS:</b>  Icelandic art pop act Sigur Rós makes a post-Coachella stop in S.B this April.


ICE KINGS: Icelandic art pop act Sigur Rós makes a post-Coachella stop in S.B this April.

Spring Arts Preview 2013: Pop, Rock and Jazz

March 21-June 20

Dreamy, ambient, completely out-there; these are just some of the words used to describe Sigur Rós. That the trio has grown from Icelandic wunderkinds into international super stars since their start in 1994 is no fluke; their ethereal and classically informed compositions are some of the most thoughtfully constructed and beautifully executed offerings the pop music world has to offer. Add to that frontman Jónsi Birgisson’s heartbreakingly lilting vocals — and the fact that he’s made up his own nonliteral singing language specifically for the band — and you’ve got the makings for a concert experience that is, quite literally, unlike any other. Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m. Call (805) 962-7411 or visit


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More Pop, Rock & Jazz

Trinidad James. At Velvet Jones, Tuesday, April 2.

Japandroids and Cloud Nothings. At Velvet Jones, Monday, April 15.

New Order and Johnny Marr. At the Santa Barbara Bow, Thursday, April 18.

Youth Lagoon. At SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, Thursday, April 18.

Dinosaur Jr. At Velvet Jones, Thursday, April 18.

Taj Mahal Trio. At UCSB’s Campbell Hall, Friday, April 19.

Old Crow Medicine Show. At Lobero Theatre, Sunday, April 28.

Built to Spill. At SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, Wednesday, May 1.

LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, and De La Soul. At the Santa Barbara Bow, Sunday, May 26.

Sting. At the Santa Barbara Bowl, Monday, June 3.

Camera Obscura. At SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, Sunday, June 16.

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