Pop & Rock
Symphonic and psychedelic, Kaoru Ishibashi’s latest offering is a dreamy, lush collection of experimental pop gems. Read story.
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.
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.
Extravaganza 2014 Returns to Harder Stadium May 18
Schlieske sisters team up with teens for Sing It Out. Read story.
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.
Jazz Guitarist Talks the Beatles, Charles Llloyd
The jazz guitarist reimagines the Beatles on Friday, May 16. Read story.
Setting the Tone
The new fan-funded album drops May 13. The band plays SOhO on May 17. Read story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Merrill Garbus returns with a stunning, jarring, and digitally embracing third album. Read story.
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.
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.