Pop & Rock

King Zero’s Reggae-Rock-Rap Fusion

Santa Barbara’s Lively Group Channels Raw Emotion

See the area band channel raw emotion June 18 at SOhO. Read story.

Summer Arts Preview: Pop, Rock & Jazz

Martin Gore Deejay Set at SOhO; Aretha Franklin, Mariachi Festival, and Alabama Shakes Hit the Bowl

Martin Gore Deejays a set at SOhO and Aretha Franklin, Mariachi Festival, and Alabama Shakes hit the Bowl stage. Read story.

Los Tigres del Norte Reign at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The Band Put on an Astonishing Show at the Santa Barbara Bowl June 13

The 40-year-old band put on an astonishing show at the Santa Barbara Bowl June 13 Read story.

Live Future Folk, Rock, African Music, and More in Santa Barbara This Week

We the Folk, Gothic Tropic, FMLYBND, and More Play Santa Barbara

We the Folk, Gothic Tropic, FMLYBND, and King Sunny Adé all play Santa Barbara this week. Read story.

Sufjan Stevens’s Carrie & Lowell

New Album Cuts Deep

The singer/songwriter’s latest album about his personal loss cuts deep. Read story.

Tedeschi –Trucks and the Wheels of Soul

A Night of Blissful Jamminess

It was a night so blissfully jammy that the curfew itself felt like a crime. Read story.

Versus the World Comes Home

Santa Barbara Punk Band’s Singer Donald Spence Talks Life on the Road

Singer/guitarist Donald Spence talks about songwriting and surviving life on the road. Read story.

Rainbow Girls Album Release Party

Stomp-Folk Band Returns to SOhO

Stomp-folk band returns to SOhO Friday, June 5. Read story.

Chromeo and Glitch Mob at the Bowl

Bands Funked Things Up Last Saturday, May 31.

The two groups funked things up at last Saturday, May 31. Read story.

Napa’s BottleRock Festival

Thousands of Fans Gather for Fun, Food, and Music

Thousands of fans gather for fun, food, and music in Nor Cal Wine country. Read story.

Cuyama Mama & The Hot Flashes

Jan Smith and Her Band Stir Up Musical Merrymaking

Jan Smith and her band are stirring up some of the liveliest musical merrymaking in the county. Read story.

Interview with Susan Tedeschi

Tedeschi Trucks Band Singer on Her Marital Musical Journey

Tedeschi Trucks Band singer on her marital musical journey. Read story.

The Weepies’ New Album Reviewed


Sirens presents an emotional spectrum both wide and deep enough to make you cry tears of grief and hope. Read story.

Robert Plant at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Led Zeppelin Founder Plays Old Hits, New Songs to a Pleased Crowd

Led Zeppelin founder plays old hits, new songs to a pleased Sunday night crowd. Read story.

Mystic Braves at SOhO

San Diego Psych Rockers Overshadowed by Openers

The show was wild, but the headlining act found itself a tad overshadowed by the three bands that played before them. Read story.

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