Pop & Rock

Courtney Barnett

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

Australia’s latest export has mastered the art of making the ordinary feel extraordinary. Read story.

Gardens & Villa Prep a New Album, Talk Pro Pickling

S.B.’s Beloved Synth Rockers Get Back to Basics on Forthcoming LP

The Santa Barbara boys are finishing a new record and coming home to SOhO on April 2. Read story.

Throwback Thursday with Strung Out

Simi Valley Punkers Are Still Going Strong

Twenty-six years in, the Simi Valley punkers are still making fists pump. They’re also playing Velvet Jones on April 2. Read story.

Photos: Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea at the Granada Theatre

The Piano Icons Dueled and Duo'd on Sunday, March 22

Two jazz piano greats combined forces onstage on Sunday, March 22. Read story.

Nic Hessler

Soft Connections

Five years since its inception, the Oxnard songwriter’s debut was totally worth the wait. Read story.

Photos: Blue Sunday at Sama Sama Kitchen

DJs Darla Bea and Harvey Leche Led the Party on March 15

Peruse some snaps from Sunday's '80s dance party extravaganza. Read story.

Review: Jason Mraz at the Arlington Theatre

“Lucky” Singer Headlined on St. Patrick’s Day

Who doesn’t want to hear the ever-positive Mr. Mraz do “Lucky” on St. Paddy’s Day? Read story.

Photos: Dengue Fever at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club

Cambodian Rock Got Psychedelic on Friday, March 13

The Los Angeles sextet took audiences on a groovable world tour last Friday at SOhO. Read story.

Photos: Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela at UCSB's Campbell Hall

Two Icons Celebrated 20 Years of Freedom on March 13

Contributing photographer David Bazemore captured the two iconic musicians in concert on March 13. Read story.

Tom Brosseau

Perfect Abandon

If you’re looking to inject some authenticity into your record collection, go pick up a copy of Perfect Abandon. Read story.

¡La Vasa! Is Ear-Splittingly Good

The Band Releases Quest This Saturday at Velvet Jones

The Santa Barbara punk act will hold a CD-release party this Saturday, March 14, at Velvet Jones. Read story.

Photos: A$AP Ferg and G-Eazy at Earl Warren Showgrounds

Epic Events Presented the Pair on Friday, March 6

Hip-hop continues to find an unlikely home at Earl Warren Showgrounds. Read story.

Dengue Fever Takes the Plunge

The L.A. Cambodian Pop Act Launches Its Own Record Label

The Los Angeles-based Cambodian psych-pop band has a new album and a new record label to call its own. Read story.

Photos: Mark Farina at EOS Lounge

The Renowned DJ Spun Two Sets on Saturday, March 7

The world famous DJ spun two sets on Saturday, March 7 at EOS Lounge. Read story.

Review: Robert DeLong at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club

We Face Painted and Danced with EDM's One-Man Party on Saturday, March 6

We face painted and danced like crazy with EDM's video game loving party monster on Saturday, March 6. Read story.

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