Pop & Rock
New Albums, Festivals, and Shows for a New Year
This week brings area concerts from Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald, Read story.
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.
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.
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 Meets the Grim Reaper
Noah Lennox’s latest album is a dreamy kaleidoscope of electronic experimentation. Read story.
Ingrid Michaelson Headlines 12th Annual Benefit Concert
Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson headlines Saturday’s benefit concert at the Granada Theatre. Read story.
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.
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.
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.
A Playlist to Ring in the New Year
Seven songs to help you conquer 2015. Read story.
Black Messiah is an impressive return to form and a triumphant musical rebirth all at once. Read story.
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.
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.
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.
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.