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Johnny Marr

Playland

Playland is only Marr’s second solo outing, but it beautifully showcases good, solid Britpop hooks. Read story.

Avi Buffalo Is Growing Up and Out

L.A. Youngsters Return with At Best Cuckold

The young Sub Pop signees return to the fold and play SOhO in support of their new sophomore album. Read story.

Turkey Day Tunes

Glen Phillips and Velasco Make Us the Ultimate Thanksgiving Playlist

Toad the Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips and L.A. songwriter Velasco make us the ultimate Thanksgiving playlist. Read story.

Not Christmas Music

Start the Holidays with KYLE, Chris Robinson

We’re ringing in the start of the holiday season with sunny hip-hop and grooooovy retro rock. Read story.

Pink Floyd

The Endless River

Floyd purists might object to The Endless River, but one can just as easily make the case for a great band revisiting its past and harvesting its relics. Read story.

KCSB Makes a Mixtape

Live in Studio A Compiles the Best of the Station’s '13-'14 Year

UCSB’s resident radio station compiles the best of a year of in-studio performances. Read story.

Waka Flocka Flame Redux

The rapper returns to the 805 to play October’s rescheduled gig at Earl Warren Showgrounds. Read story.

Review: Foster the People at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The Bowl Season Went Out with a Band on November 15

The 2014 Bowl season went out with a band (and some pumped up kicks) on Saturday, November 15. Read story.

Foo Fighters

Sonic Highways

If nothing else, Sonic Highways shows that the band has an unstoppable talent for redoing what they do very well. Read story.

New Friends, Old Souls

Getting to Know Old Man Canyon

Peach Kings and Maudlin Strangers make Santa Barbara tour stops. Read story.

Foster the People Really Do Try to Foster the People

Los Angeles Indie Rockers Close Out the S.B. Bowl Season

This weekend marks the official end of concert season for the Santa Barbara Bowl, and they’re going out with a bang Read story.

Ariel Pink

pom pom

Rock’s reigning weirdo auteur returns with a 17-track double-disk opus. Read story.

In November, It's Raining Shows

Fall's Must-See Concerts from L.A. to S.B.

Mariachi El Bronx return to S.B. with a new record; Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers take over Ventura. Read story.

Playback Celebrates Five Years of Studio Time

The Rise of Santa Barbara’s Most Inclusive High-End Music Space

The rise of Santa Barbara’s most inclusive high-end music space. Read story.

Photo Gallery: Día de los Muertos at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Second Annual Celebration Featured Café Tacvba, More

The Bowl's second annual Day of the Dead celebration featured multiple bands, massive face painting stations, stunning art installations, and much more. Read story.

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