Pop & Rock

Charging into 2015

New Albums, Festivals, and Shows for a New Year

This week brings area concerts from Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald, Read story.

For Ghost Tiger, It’s All in the Family

The Santa Barbara indie folk-rockers will unveil their new EP and kick off their West Coast tour on January 17 at SOhO. Read story.

David Lindley: ‘Oud’ Man Out

Slide Guitar Virtuoso Returns to Santa Barbara

The stringed-instrument whisperer returns to Santa Barbara for a solo show at the Lobero on January 16. Read story.

Review: Ingrid Michaelson at the Granada Theatre

Kids Helping Kids Hosted Annual Fundraising Concert on January 10

The 12th annual Kids Helping Kids benefit concert was a sold-out success. Read story.

Panda Bear

Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper

Noah Lennox’s latest album is a dreamy kaleidoscope of electronic experimentation. Read story.

A Little New Year’s Do-Goodery with Kids Helping Kids

Ingrid Michaelson Headlines 12th Annual Benefit Concert

Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson headlines Saturday’s benefit concert at the Granada Theatre. Read story.

White Arrows Get Free

L.A. Rockers Embrace the Space Between On In Bardo

For their sophomore effort, L.A.’s White Arrows embraced the space between. Read story.

Blonde Redhead


The ninth studio album from this N.Y.C. trio is a grower for those with a taste for experimental and sparse arrangements. Read story.

Review: Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven at the Lobero Theatre

David Lowery’s Two Bands Double Headlined on December 29

David Lowery's two long-running indie acts were on display at the Lobero on Monday. Read story.

Songs to Pop Bottles To

A Playlist to Ring in the New Year

Seven songs to help you conquer 2015. Read story.

D’Angelo and the Vanguard

Black Messiah

Black Messiah is an impressive return to form and a triumphant musical rebirth all at once. Read story.

California Crossing with Cracker’s David Lowery

The Frontman Pulls Double Duty with Camper Van Beethoven at the Lobero

The Camper Van Beethoven frontman on the Inland Empire, Cracker’s new double disc, and early morning songwriting. Read story.

Beta Play’s Ultimate Holiday Playlist

S.B. Rockers Celebrate the Season at SOhO

Tommy & The High Pilots may have changed their name, but they’re still keeping their Christmas tradition alive. Read story.

FUNZONE Hosts Charity Concert for Ferguson Public Library

Santa Barbara’s Brightest Young Talent Lend Support to a Great Cause

Watercolor Paintings, Sun Daes, and Chaye Tione play a benefit show on Friday, December 19. Read story.

Trip Out with Mystic Braves

L.A. Band Spearheads a Very Psychedelic Christmas

The L.A. psych rockers join The Abigails, Pearl Charles, and Jeffertitti’s Nile at SOhO on December 26. Read story.

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