Cassandra Miasnikov

Paul Wellman

Cassandra Miasnikov

Cassandra Miasnikov

Since she started writing for The Santa Barbara Independent’s music section late last year, UCSB lit major — and published novelist! — Cassandra Miasnikov has amassed quite a clip book: more than 20 stories, including interviews with Foster the People and local boys Gardens & Villa. In case you doubt her commitment to the rock, she also has some pretty impressive street cred: “In high school, I couldn’t afford to buy tickets for Warped Tour, but I attended every year by scaling the fence over a ravine behind the venue,” she confesses.

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