Pop & Rock
The Man Upstairs
The Man Upstairs is a half-original, half-cover album by the grand surrealist and former Soft Boys leader. Read story.
Bassist Bob Crawford on New Albums, Old Friends, and Bright Futures
Bassist Bob Crawford talks a new album and new outlooks in anticipation of the band’s February 10 show in S.B. Read story.
Cofounder Mina Girgis on People, Politics, and the Power of Song
UCSB alumni Mina Girgis is spearheading an innovative new way to look at ethnomusicology. Read story.
Generationals, Migos Bring the South to the South Coast
From the Big Easy to suburban Georgia, some of the South’s best and brightest are hitting S.B. this week. Read story.
The L.A. Band Branches Out on Its New LP
The Los Angeles indie rockers embrace Bowie on their forthcoming LP. Read story.
Guitar in the Space Age! Takes Off
Bill Frisell’s quartet played complex yet direct instrumental music based on classic guitar pop. Read story.
The godmother of freak folk unleashes a sparkling, tranquil swan song. Read story.
Punk’s Pioneer Thoroughly Rocked Her Santa Barbara Tour Stop
Arts & Lectures and KCRW co-presented the punk rock pioneer on Tuesday, January 27. Read story.
Japan’s Premier Taiko Ensemble Heads to the Granada
Japan’s premier taiko ensemble heads to the Granada as part of their One Earth Tour. Read story.
Montecito’s Resident Rocker Talks Humanitarian Work
The Montecito-dwelling rocker is donating his time and money to some big humanitarian projects, but he’s also looking out for those close to home. Read story.
American Beauty/American Psycho
The band’s latest LP seeks to evolve rock as a method of preserving it. Read story.
L.A.’s Premier Electronic Artist Plays S.B. February 5
The Los Angeles producer plays an intimate Santa Barbara show on Thursday, February 5. Read story.
The Guitarist will revisit his early classic-rock inspirations at the Lobero Theatre on January 26. Read story.
Punk’s Poet Laureate Brings Her Band to the Granada
Punk rock’s poet laureate brings her band to the Granada Theatre this week as part of a tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her debut. Read story.
Trails and Ways, Gantez Opened on Thursday, January 15
Openers Trails and Ways and Gantez may have stolen the show from Thursday night's good, but sonically confused headliners. Read story.