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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.

Interview: Kirk Knight

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.

Cassandra Wilson

Coming Forth by Day

UCSB Arts & Lectures Brings Come Forth by Day to Campbell Hall on February 22. Read story.

The Reintroduction of Craft Spells

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.

Review: Migos at Velvet Jones

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.

Review: The Avett Brothers at the Arlington Theatre

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presented on Tuesday, February 10

UCSB Arts & Lectures presented the North Carolina folk rockers on Tuesday, February 10. Read story.

Open Call for Earth Day Musicians

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

Sings Like Hell: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

Singer/songwriter couple perform on Valentine's Day at the Lobero. Read story.

Photos: Generationals at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club

Rose Quartz Opened on Saturday, February 7

The New Orleans-based synth rockers played to a packed house on Saturday, February 7. Read story.

Photos: RL Grime at Velvet Jones

Lunice, Tommy Kruise Opened on February 5

The Los Angeles-based producer played to a sold out crowd on February 5. Read story.

Robyn Hitchcock

The Man Upstairs

The Man Upstairs is a half-original, half-cover album by the grand surrealist and former Soft Boys leader. Read story.

Growing Up Avett Brothers

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.

The Nile Project Is Building Bridges through Music

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.

Southern Comforts

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.

Milo Greene and the Art of Control

The L.A. Band Branches Out on Its New LP

The Los Angeles indie rockers embrace Bowie on their forthcoming LP. Read story.

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