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So Nice, They Played it Twice

This Thursday, March 1, Portland experimental rockers AAN play Warbler Records & Goods and Muddy Waters Cafe. Read story.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Winchester Rebels Bring New Record to Life at SOhO

The Santa Barbara rockers talk new tunes and favorite albums in anticipation of their benefit concert on Thursday, February 16. Read story.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Van Dyke Parks at SOhO

Famed songwriter and Brian Wilson collaborator delivered a heartfelt set on Tuesday, January 31. Read story.

Monday, February 6, 2012

What Fred Saw

Club owner, television producer and funny guy Fred Weintraub will sign copies of his new memoir this Sunday, January 29 at Chaucer's Books. Read story.

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Entrance Band at Velvet Jones

New Noise delivered a night of blistering psych rock on Saturday, November 5. Read story.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fruit Bats Are on the Road Again

Frontman Eric Johnson talks train travel, screenplay writing, and the amazing world of Yo Gabba Gabba! in anticipation of the band's Sunday-night stop in S.B. Read story.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Saint Anne's Takes First Place

Our annual battle of the bands concluded with an impressive win from Lompoc's Saint Anne's Place. Read story.

Friday, October 21, 2011

No Fan Is an Island

This past weekend brought bands and fans to the festival season-ending Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco. Read story.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Family Ties

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister play at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club on Wednesday, October 26. Read story.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mary Oliver at UCSB's Campbell Hall

The famous poet read works and fielded questions during her Saturday night stop in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Saint Anne's Place, Little Owl Advance to Downtown Sound Finals

Wednesday night's semi-finals battle brought four great, diverse acts to the SOhO stage. Read story.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Blue Suns, Islay Street Advance to Downtown Sound Finals

Tuesday's eclectic lineup at Velvet Jones yielded two promising finalists for this year's battle of the bands finals. Read story.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

James Irvine Foundation Announces $3.7 Million in Arts Grants to Central Coast

The James Irvine Foundation today announced that its Arts Regional Initiative would be offering another round of substantial support for some of our local arts organizations. Read story.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Blind Pilot at SOhO

The Portland duo-turned-sextet played to a packed house during their Friday night stop in S.B. Read story.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Worth the Drive: Portugal. The Man at the Avalon

Portland psych rockers play Hollywood and cover Oasis on Saturday, October 1. Read story.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
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