Pop & Rock

Kishi Bashi


Symphonic and psychedelic, Kaoru Ishibashi’s latest offering is a dreamy, lush collection of experimental pop gems. Read story.

Local Natives Hit the Field

L.A. Rockers Join Diplo for UCSB’s Extravaganza

The Los Angeles indie rockers co-headline 2014’s Extravaganza at UCSB’s Harder Stadium. Read story.

Alan Bergman Comes to the Lobero Theatre

The Songwriter Reflects on 58 Years of Marriage and Collaboration

The songwriter reflects on 58 years of marriage and collaboration in concert on May 17. Read story.

Diplo, Local Natives Head Back to School

Extravaganza 2014 Returns to Harder Stadium May 18

Schlieske sisters team up with teens for Sing It Out. Read story.

Marymount 6th Graders Rally Behind Casa Esperanza

Benefit Concert Caps Off a Year of Fundraising Efforts

Marymount’s 6th grade class is culminating a year of fundraising with a benefit concert at SOhO. Read story.

Bill Frisell Re-channels Lennon at the Lobero

Jazz Guitarist Talks the Beatles, Charles Llloyd

The jazz guitarist reimagines the Beatles on Friday, May 16. Read story.

Soul Majestic

Setting the Tone

The new fan-funded album drops May 13. The band plays SOhO on May 17. Read story.

Review: Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn at Campbell Hall

Banjo Couple Played to a Packed House on Wednesday, May 7

Old-time, bluegrass, and world music are braided for married banjo duo Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn. Read story.

Review: Danny Brown at Velvet Jones

RedEye Presented the Detroit Emcee on Tuesday, May 6

The Detroit rapper delivered an intimate and sweaty Tuesday-night show at Velvet Jones. Read story.

Keb’ Mo’s National Blues

Delta Blues Innovator Heads to the Lobero Theatre

Kevin Moore talks the future of blues. He plays the Lobero Theatre on May 13. Read story.

A Month of Funk

May’s Live Music Offerings Have Us Running for the Dance Floor

This month, Santa Barbara sees shows from DāM-FunK, Ty Dolla $ign, Lemaitre, and many more. Read story.

Mad Caddies Return with Their First New Album in Seven Years

S.Y.V. Ska Punkers Go Back to the Source for Dirty Rice

Following a botched recording session, the band returned home to Santa Ynez — and back to their original practice space — to make Dirty Rice. Read story.


Nikki Nack

Merrill Garbus returns with a stunning, jarring, and digitally embracing third album. Read story.

Tour Diary: Beware of Darkness

S.B. Rockers Look Back on a Year on the Road

Frontman Kyle Nicolaides offers up some of his favorite pics from a year on the road. The band plays SOhO on May 1. Read story.

Heavenly Haden Harmony

The Haden Triplets Take Part in Arts &Lecture’s Americana Music Jam

The Haden Triplets are just one part of Arts & Lecture’s Americana Music Jam on Saturday, May 3. Read story.

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