Pop & Rock
This Week’s Concert Highlights Include a Sold-Out Old Crowe Medicine Show
After last week’s concert melee, we gear up for the return of Old Crowe Medicine Show. Read story.
Santa Barbara Eclectics Play Jewish Festival on April 28
The annual Santa Barbara Jewish Festival takes place Sunday, April 28 at Oak Park. Read story.
Johnny Marr Kicked Off the ’80s Revival on April 18
The 1980s came back to life during this doubleheader of throwback tunes on Thursday, April 18. Read story.
Theatrics Reigned for Icelandic Post-Rockers on April 19
Friday night’s headliners brought a thrilling and surreal stage show to the Bowl. Read story.
Specter At The Feast
BMRC’s seventh studio album doubles as a tribute to The Call’s Michael Been. Read story.
Trevor Powers Brought New Album to Life on April 18
The Boise-based band made its Santa Barbara debut on Thursday, April 18.
Detroit’s Last Hope Comes to Santa Barbara April 18
The Detroit rapper teams up with Baauer for the Worst of Both Worlds Tour. Read story.
The young British electronic artist’s highly anticipated follow-up to his 2011 debut.
Master Plan Nears Completion as Concert Season Kicks Off
The 2013 concert season kicks off with the help of some brand new renovation projects. Read story.
Bassist Lou Barlow Talks Future Plans, Big Anniversaries, and J Mascis
Lou Barlow on J Mascis: “Every time we work together, I assume it’s the last time ever.” Read story.
Surprise Guests and Sand Storms Strike Annual Music Fest
Weekend One brought memorable performances from Modest Mouse, Major Lazer, and a reunited Wu-Tang Clan. Read story.
We're Heading South to Goldenvoice's Annual Party in the Desert
Put your party pants on, Coachella 2013 kicks off tomorrow. Read story.
Trevor Powers Talks Life, Death, and Musical Exploration
The Boise songwriter brings his new album — and new band — to SOhO Restaurant & Music Club on April 18. Read story.
The Vancouver Rock Duo Plays Velvet Jones on April 15
Brian King and Dave Prowse are writing the soundtrack to your most epic night. Read story.
After Years of Collaborating, The Smiths Guitarist Is Going It Alone
The former Smiths guitarist opens up for New Order at the Santa Barbara Bowl on April 14. Read story.
YAD invites the greater community of young adults for a live music fundraiser, with the Orlando Napier Band and Kosha Dillz, emphasizing and supporting Jewish arts and the local artist community. This special benefit event will have incredible music at the hip Oreana Winery outdoor stage in the Funk Zone, just a few blocks from the beach. In addition, there will be amazing food by Sababa Catering, Oreana wines, select craft beers, fun prize drawings, auction deals and the event will benefit young leadership scholarships. The performers are widely recognized Jewish performers; Kosha Dillz performed recently at the national young leadership conference “Tribefest”, which is linked to the benefit aspect of this event.
Come support this event to promote young leadership in our community, to have a great experience and meet other young adults, and for some great music and great food!
"Feed the Funk" is an outreach event for any young adult who wants to experience amazing live music, as well as a meaningful benefit that promotes leadership amongst young professionals. The main sponsor, the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, supports and provides social service programs including senior services, counseling, volunteer programs, community education, rescue & relief, and of course builds community and encourages leadership amongst young adults. No matter one’s age, ethnicity, religion, or gender, Federation's programs are open to all.
Sponsors include: Jewish Federation, Kelsey Crews Photo, Mitra Cline Foreverbird, Oreana Winery, Sababa Catering
Music, food truck and BBQ in the Funk Zone.
Admission $18 by May 10 / $25 after. Includes 2 drink tickets and prize drawing entry.
Ages 21+ Tickets are limited. Benefitting Young Leadership Scholarships. Silent Auction and Prize Drawing.
May 18, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Oreana Winery
Tommy & The High Pilots formed early 2008 in Santa Barbara,CA, gathering their throwback sound from a wide variety of classic rock, blues and country influences. They are firm believers in the powers of Rock N' Roll and touring as often as possible. They would truly appreciate your support in purchasing a copy of their debut effort "EVERYNIGHT" which is available at shows and on itunes. After that purchase is made they would like to thank you from the bottom of their little hearts. Tommy & The High Pilots consider their fanbase family and would love to see that family expand and grow as much as humanly possible in years to come!
May 31, 9 p.m., SOhO
It's finally springtime again, which is music season at the Paradise Store. Go swimming at Red Rock in the morning, then when you get hungry come and grab a tri tip sandwich and listen to Santa Barbara's finest musicians rock the mountainside. It's all ages and completely free, so come out for some family fun!
David Loeppke Band (12:00 - 1:00)
All Natural Ingredients (1:00 - 2:00)
Courtney and the Heathens (2:00 - 3:00)
Angelo Meatcraft Flying Machine (3:00 - 5:00)
Freakin on Speakers (5:00 - 6:00)
Fatty Acids (6:00 - 7:00)
See you at the show!
May 25, Noon to 7 p.m., Paradise Store and Grill
May 19, 9 p.m., Whiskey Richard's
An American punk band formed in Chicago, Illinois, as The Suburban Nightmare, in the mid-1980s. They are currently based in San Francisco, California. Formed as a garage punk band, their career subsequently saw them move in a hardcore direction before settling into an eclectic punk rock sound. They have been described as "one of the last true bastions of punk rock ideology in the contemporary musical age."
Redefining the post millennium era of music, The DTEASE have managed to take all the good from 70's glam artists like David Bowie & T. Rex, 70's punk rock like The Clash & The Ramones, 60's rock 'n' roll like The Doors & The Rolling Stones, and everything missing in the modern rock scene to create an all-powerful icon. Dressed in sharkskin suits and fueled by front man Wilson Gil, the band has captivated audiences up and down the California coast. Poetic lyrics consisting of sex, politics, and, well, rock 'n' roll, are geniously combined with an arsenal of destructive guitar riffs by Sam McPherson & Laszlo Gaspar, brilliant bass lines by Jen Castle, killer drum demolition by Mike Sharpe, and topped by sexual performance elements entrapping all of the senses that reverberate with metaphorical undertones to create a weapon of sonic mass destruction. The question is, are you experienced? With their live show that cannot be beat, The DTEASE will leave you speechless, soaking wet, and screaming for more.
"Extreme energy coupled with a rock show not seen in decades, The DTEASE deliver much needed CPR into today’s music scene." ---Pop Vulture Magazine
[Santa Barbara, CA]
Hopeless Jack & The Handsome Devil [Portland, OR]
June 6, 7 p.m., Velvet Jones
May 22, 8 p.m., Velvet Jones