Pop & Rock
Smoke + Mirrors
Smoke + Mirrors finds the band clumsily fumbling for its own unique sound. Read story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The beloved singer/songwriter returns to Santa Barbara on Friday, March 6. Read story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
San Fran Producer Brings the Party to EOS
The San Francisco electronic artist brings the party to EOS Lounge on February 27. Read story.
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.
I Love You, Honeybear
Indie rock’s favorite cynic falls in love and gets serious … sorta. Read story.
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.
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.