Pop & Rock

Imagine Dragons

Smoke + Mirrors

Smoke + Mirrors finds the band clumsily fumbling for its own unique sound. Read story.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Shows Some Love for Ike Jenkins

Swing Champs Talk Growing Up with S.B.’s Most Beloved Music Teacher

Two members of the big-band crossover phenomenon credit Ike Jenkins for their careers in music. Read story.

Photos: The Garden at Velvet Jones

The O.C. Punk Twins Headlined on Friday, February 27

The beloved Burger Records duo charged through a set of new and old songs on Friday, February 27. Read story.

Photos: Giraffage at EOS Lounge

All the Hot, Sweaty Chaos from Friday, February 27

Photographer Andrew Elia captured the San Fran electro artist and the dance party at EOS Lounge on Friday, February 27. Read story.

Getting to Know Robert DeLong

How One Drummer Is Breathing New Life into EDM

This Seattle-bred songwriter is injecting video-game controllers and a whole lot of energy into his live show. Read story.

All Hail Lucinda Williams

The beloved singer/songwriter returns to Santa Barbara on Friday, March 6. Read story.

Garage Band Confidential: Watch The Seeds: Pushin’ Too Hard

Neil Norman’s Rockumentary Comes to Carpinteria’s Plaza Playhouse Theater

Director Neil Norman’s documentary will screen at Carpinteria’s Plaza Playhouse Theater on March 7. Read story.

The American Spirit

Season of Violence or Mourning, Protest, & The Birth of Bishop Killborne

The Austin- and Santa Barbara–based band shines on its first full-length album Read story.

Review: Kirk Knight and Mick Jenkins at Velvet Jones

A Hip-Hop Show That Had Great Potential on Thursday, February 26

Kirk Knight and Mick Jenkins made due with what they had on Thursday night. Read story.

Review: Jim Adkins at Velvet Jones

Fans Flock to See Jimmy Eat World's Frontman Play Acoustic

Fans flocked to see the Jimmy Eat World frontman play an acoustic Monday night set in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Giraffage Stands Tall

San Fran Producer Brings the Party to EOS

The San Francisco electronic artist brings the party to EOS Lounge on February 27. Read story.

Santa Barbara Bowl Announces Three New Shows

Jimmy Buffett, Ben Harper, Tedeschi Trucks Will Headline in 2015

Jimmy Buffett, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, and Tedeschi Trucks Band will all play the Bowl later this year. Read story.

Father John Misty

I Love You, Honeybear

Indie rock’s favorite cynic falls in love and gets serious … sorta. Read story.

Getting to Know The Garden

SoCal Twins Talk New Record, Fashion Statements

The Orange County twins and bandmates discuss their new record and finding an unlikely fan in Yves Saint Laurent. Read story.

Review: The Coup at UCSB’s MultiCultural Center

Boots Riley Led a Revolutionary Concert-Sermon on February 20

Funkmaster Boots Riley led his Oakland bandmates through a soulful concert-cum-sermon on Friday, February 20. Read story.

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