Pop & Rock
Muddy Waters Hosts Premiere of The Saint of Fucked Up Karma
Muddy Waters Café will play host to the premiere of The Saint of Fucked Up Karma
Santa Barbara shoegazers deliver an eclectic mix of fuzzy grit and sitar twang on their latest EP. Read story.
Fans Hailed The Joker on Sunday, June 16.
Steve Miller proved to be far more enjoyable than anticipated on Sunday, June 16. Read story.
Vocal Powerhouse and Hard Rockers Share the Bill on Sunday, June 9
Vocal powerhouse and hard rockers share the bill on Sunday, June 9. Read story.
Cedric Bixler-Zavala Talks New Project, Mars Volta Breakup
The Mars Volta frontman on his new band, the breakup, and becoming a dad.
We Go from “The Joker” to “The General” for Father’s Day
Don’t know what to get for dad this Father’s Day? How about two tickets to Sunday’s S.B. Bowl show? Read story.
After a Series of Setbacks, the Glasgow Band Returns with Desire Lines
Following illness and exhaustion, Glasgow’s indie pop quintet returns with album number five. Read story.
Bass Drum of Death
Bass Drum’s DGAF attitude comes off as totally genuine and totally rock ‘n’ roll, brah. Read story.
Mike Love and Bruce Johnston Appeared on Thursday, June 6
Santa Barbarans Mike Love and Bruce Johnston teamed up for this sold-out Thursday night concert in Santa Ynez. Read story.
Head in the Dirt
Hanni El Khatib’s second album is the solid blues rock that you’d expect from a Dan Auerbach production. Read story.
Santa Monica Surf Rockers Play Muddy Waters Café June 9
Frontman Zach Yudin gives us the lowdown on his new band, Cayucas. Read story.
The Dwarves Rip Through Velvet Jones, Garrison Starr Gets Homey
This week’s concert highlights bring raucous punk and homey house shows to town. Read story.
Les Rose Vies for Music's Biggest Honor
Les Rose is one of 217 teachers currently in quarterfinals of competition for the first Music Educator Grammy Award. Read story.
Gold Boots Glitter
These Austin, TX players have officially outgrown their cowboy boots on this new album. Read story.
Santa Barbara Folkies Release New Single at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club
The Santa Barbara band will play a record-release show on Thursday, June 6. Read story.
June 22, 6 p.m., S.B. Bowl
This dynamic and powerful new incarnation of Plant’s musical vision has been touring the world, most recently in Australia and New Zealand. The Brisbane Times said “What's going on is further proof that Plant is far more imaginative, playful and adventurous than any cliche, a man who's absorbed all the music he's loved and played and sought out the musicians to explore that,” while Adelaide Now hailed, “The Sensational Space Shifters are everything their name suggests.”
June 28, 7 p.m., S.B. Bowl
Slightly Stoopid and Atmosphere are joining forces for one of the most anticipated summer tours of 2013. "Kickin' Up Dust" Summer Tour 2013 features special guests Tribal Seeds.
A summer tradition for thousands of "die-hard" fans known across the nation as "Stoopidheads," Slightly Stoopid's 7th annual summer tour continues the seasonal ritual with some of music's most lauded artists; past years have included Snoop Dogg, Stephen Marley, G. Love and Special Sauce, Cypress Hill, Sly and Robbie, and Ozomatli. For the "Kickin' Up Dust" Summer Tour 2013, Stoopid enlists the renowned Minneapolis hip-hop collective, Atmosphere, supported rising San Diego local Tribal Seeds. This dynamic lineup is guaranteed to create a trailblazing summer soundtrack, and a noteworthy rite of passage and tradition for summertime concertgoers across the country.
Celebrated hip-hop act Atmosphere have released seven studio albums and ten EPs over their career, including the chart-topping album, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, which reached #5 on Billboard's Top 200 chart. Rapper Slug (Sean Daley) and DJ/Producer Ant (Anthony Davis), tour in support of their latest album, The Family Sign. The group's most personal and intimate album to date, it is a tribute to the band's extended family, friendships and each other. With an expanding catalogue of instrumental-laced beats and well-versed rhymes, the Mid-West duo has earned critical acclaim for their undeniable artistry.
Audiences are guaranteed to get down in the summer heat with San Diego's Tribal Seeds. Their humble soul-fueled Cali style is infused throughout their latest album, Soundwaves, which landed at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Charts.
The "Kickin' Up Dust" tour comes on the heels of Slightly Stoopid's hugely successful album, Top Of The World, and the release of the new live album recorded at Bob Weir's TRI Studios, Slightly Stoopid & Friends: Live at Roberto's TRI Studios. Detailed info on these two albums is available at SlightlyStoopid.com.
Don't miss your chance to see Slightly Stoopid & Atmosphere at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Sunday, July 14th, plus special guest Tribal Seeds. Tickets range from $31.00 to $39.50, plus applicable service charges.
July 14, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., S.B. Bowl
He is joined by percussionist Miguelito at the Carr Winery downtown. Copies of the new CD will be available at the event.
June 21, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Carr Winery
Grammy-nominated Great White has sold over six million records, including their hugely popular double platinum album "Twice Shy." Slaughter has toured the world with bands like Kiss and Ozzy Osbourne, and is renowned for hits like "Up All Night" and "Fly To The Angels." Don't miss these two exciting hard-rocking bands, live in concert!
June 27, 8 p.m., Chumash Casino Resort
Groove to the pop and classic rock hits while you sip!
June 22, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Carr Winery Santa Ynez Warehouse
June 21, 9:30 p.m., SOhO