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Positively State Street

While Crosby, Stills & Nash and Brandi Carlile spent their recent time in Santa Barbara representin' for the good ole U-S-of-A with their similar but divergent forays into American folk rock, last week's offerings from Club Mercy took a decidedly different-and undeniably worldly-approach to things. Read story.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Positively State Street

BACK TO THE BEACH: Last year, twin brothers Joshua and Jeremy Pemberton, the up-and-coming masterminds behind Twiin Productions (, attempted the near impossible: throwing a one-off festival the likes of which Santa Barbara rarely sees while the Bowl season was still going strong. Read story.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

S.B. Thrash Heroes Civil Unrest

Cheesy pop or hard-core thrash that'll keep you charged up four days after a show? Kook invaders or local folks dedicated to defending their hometown? Read story.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Flying High

For anyone who was paying attention between 2001 and 2007, it comes as no surprise that Santa Barbara's own Tommy Cantillon has resurfaced. Read story.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Somethin' for the Kids

Last September, while compiling The Indy's first annual Santa Barbara Bands Guide, we stumbled upon a little rock act that, for a number of reasons, stood out from the rest. Read story.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Hello, Kitty

Say what you will about the venue, but the folks behind The Wildcat's ongoing Tuesday night music scene are sure working hard. Read story.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Open Season

With the Santa Barbara Bowl season officially off and running-and rumors of a late September Spoon stint still swirling around as of Monday-it seems that all signs are pointing to my favorite time of year. Read story.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Take Back the Nightlife

Now that the pre-Coachella indie rock influx has come and gone, it seems a good deal of our hometown heroes are crawling out of the woodwork. Read story.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Springing Forward

It seems this year Santa Barbarans finally decided to stop squabbling over whether or not their eco-conscious forefathers "invented" Earth Day, and just start enjoying it. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

What's Shakin'

I admit I tend to shy away from bands that choose to arbitrarily screw around with English-grammar constructs, but a job is a job, so I swallowed my pride and took a listen. Read story.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

While the Downtown Association's 1st Thursday events have quickly turned into a relative smorgasbord of art, entertainment, and free snackage for anyone willing to brave the always-growing State Street crowds once a month, April's installment also brought a little something special to the walls of Eos Lounge last week. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Scene and Heard

While the weekend may have appeared a fairly quiet one in terms of the where to go, whom to see, and what to do, it also made for plenty of less-than-obvious musical meanderings. Read story.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Out with the Old

The debut of a new and improved Positively State Street by rock and pop editor Aly Comingore. Read story.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Matthew McAvene Unveils Shadowland EP

KJEE will sponsor a CD release party for the singer-songwriter Wednesday night at Sandbar. Read story.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Art for Hamachi and Hot Dogs

When art shows up in unexpected locations, it does more than decorate: It surprises and soothes, complements and enriches, informs and inspires. Read story.

Thursday, March 13, 2008
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