Pop & Rock
This New York trio is out to save rock 'n' roll, and their Tuesday night performance proved they're succeeding. Read story.
Santa Barbara Rockers Convene to Fight Cancer
Santa Barbara bands are turning out to help Ernie and the Emperors’ youngest player. Read story.
Hot Water Music Frontman Goes Solo at Velvet Jones
The Hot Water Music frontman plays an intimate solo set at Velvet Jones on September 16. Read story.
New Noise Cranks Things Up for Year Five
The Santa Barbara Bowl finishes out strong with Massive Attack, Lorde, and Hall & Oates. Read story.
The S.B. band’s new album comes out of your speaker system like a slap to the face. Read story.
Protest Rock Finds a New Torchbearer in N.Y.C. Trio
This young NYC trio is reviving protest rock and heading to Velvet Jones on September 9 Read story.
S.B.’s Favorite Singer/Songwriter Got Cozy on September 1
S.B.’s favorite singer/songwriter brought two days of laid-back, cool tunes to his sometime-home town. Read story.
Rock’s most prolific youngster delivers a strong, sprawling double album Read story.
Rising Hip-Hop Star Made the Ladies Swoon (and Sweat) on August 30
The rising hip-hop star brought the heat to the AC-less Earl Warren on Saturday, August 30. Read story.
The Longtime Friends Talk Love Songs and Soul Carving
The longtime friends and famous UCSB alums have a backstage chat about love songs and soul carving. Read story.
Can East Beach Batting Cages Fill the Venue Void?
Could the East Beach Batting Cages be the next great rock ’n’ roll venue in Santa Barbara? Read story.
Lobero Live Welcomes Michael Crenshaw
Lobero Live pairs Michael Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets on August 28. Read story.
Los Angeles Gets Rocked, Four Nights in a Row
L.A.’s garage rock messiah gets rowdy for four back-to-back shows. Read story.
L.A.'s Biggest Music Fest Relocates, Struggles Through Saturday
This year's festival brought big crowds and even bigger logistical woes to L.A.'s Exposition Park. Read story.
On their seventh album, The Raveonettes embark on a noise pop surfin’ safari of sorts. Read story.