Pop & Rock
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.
The Pro Era Rapper Hits Velvet Jones on February 26
The Pro Era rapper and producer will be at Velvet Jones on Thursday, February 26. Read story.
Coming Forth by Day
UCSB Arts & Lectures Brings Come Forth by Day to Campbell Hall on February 22. Read story.
Seattle Band Returns to the Fold with Nausea
After lying dormant, the Seattle band returns to the fold with their second LP, Nausea. Read story.
A Packed Show Ended Abruptly on Wednesday, February 11
Thanks to a rowdy fan and a wayward cap, Wednesday night’s show ended with a fizzle. Read story.
UCSB Arts & Lectures Presented on Tuesday, February 10
UCSB Arts & Lectures presented the North Carolina folk rockers on Tuesday, February 10. Read story.
Submit by February 15 for a Chance to Play in Alameda Park
Submit by February 15 for a chance to play the 2015 Earth Day Festival in Alameda Park. Read story.
Sings Like Hell: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion
Singer/songwriter couple perform on Valentine's Day at the Lobero. Read story.
Rose Quartz Opened on Saturday, February 7
The New Orleans-based synth rockers played to a packed house on Saturday, February 7. Read story.
Lunice, Tommy Kruise Opened on February 5
The Los Angeles-based producer played to a sold out crowd on February 5. Read story.
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.