Fringe Beat

Jazz Singer Kurt Elling Goes Pop Without Losing His Cool

Kurt Elling brings his outstanding vocals and killer jazz band to the Lobero on Tuesday, April 19. Read story.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Trumpet Talent

Jazz gets an exciting new voice and the Tetzlaff Quartet comes to the Lobero. Read story.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Music + Noise + Body

Experimental music takes over UCSB, while the Santa Barbara Symphony plays it less-than-safe in its upcoming concert season. Read story.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Songs on Wheels

It is an agreeable January Saturday and a concentrated pack of us, about a dozen strong, are crammed onto the rear platform – “whistle stop” style - of the restored vintage train car known as the Tioga Pass. Read story.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Paul Galbraith and His Unique Eight-String Guitar

This idiosyncratic genius was meant to be heard in person. Read story.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Trains, Guitars, and Great Songwriters

The Roots on the Rails programs are chartered train trips that include concerts and discussion en route. Read story.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hot Tuna and Hell Times 200

San Fran legends Hot Tuna visit town with a cool blues band, and Sings Like Hell celebrates its 200th show. Read story.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

McCoy Tyner Is Back

McCoy Tyner owns modern jazz’s most distinctive and influential piano style. Read story.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Jazz Ascendant?

Bill Frisell and John Scofield jammed together at the Lobero on Saturday night, and then on Sunday Esperanza Spalding picked up the Grammy for Best New Artist. Read story.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fado at SOhO

The languid beauty of a relatively rare song form. Read story.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

John Scofield and Bill Frisell Together at the Lobero

Two extraordinary guitar trios will grace the Lobero stage this Saturday, February 12, with eminent pianist Peter Serkin coming to the same venue the following Tuesday. Read story.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

¡Viva el Arte! and Other World Music

Sophisticated international sounds will fill the air at several Santa Barbara stages this week. Read story.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Music of the Film Fest

The SBIFF and music have been going together for years. Read story.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Doing NAMM, on the Five-Hour Historical Tour Plan

Ostensibly, this not-so-little thing called NAMM is all about nuts-and-bolts and bottom dollars, in and around the business and machinery of music. Read story.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fringe Beat Best of 2010

It wasn’t the best year for Hollywood, but there were still some standouts. And how about that Katy Perry? Read story.

Thursday, January 13, 2011
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