Pop & Rock

Thurston Moore’s Best Day Ever

Sonic Youth Frontman on Tacos, London, and Seeking Happiness

The Sonic Youth frontman talks big moves, favorite S.B. eats, and embracing happiness. Read story.

Majical Cloudz’s Remarkable Impersonation

Canadian Duo Opens for Lorde at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The Canadian indie pop duo opens for Lorde at the Santa Barbara Bowl on October 9 Read story.

Spotlight On: Angélique Kidjo

Singer, Songwriter, UNICEF Ambassador Returns to UCSB

The singer, songwriter, and UNICEF ambassador returns to UCSB with Eve. Read story.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Is Rattlin’ Them Bones

Retro Rock and Swinging Jazz Comes to the Granada

Ventura-based Big Bad Voodoo Daddy carries on in the tradition of jumpin’ jive. Read story.

Halloween: The Good, The Bad, and the Rockin'

Cam'ron, FUNZONE, Playback Get Spooky This Weekend

Want to add a little amplification to your Halloween holiday? Cam'ron, Playback, and FUNZONE have you covered. Read story.

Karen O.

Crush Songs

Written almost a decade ago, this collection of love songs has us crushing hard on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ leading lady. Read story.

Worth the Drive: Merchandise at the Echoplex

Florida Rockers Head West, Play Los Angeles

The Tampa, Florida post-punk outfit headlines their biggest Los Angeles show to date on Saturday, September 27. Read story.

One to Watch: Denzel Curry

The young Carol City, Florida, MC co-headlines Velvet Jones with Deniro Farrar on September 28. Read story.

Cymbals Eat Guitars: Mapping the Abyss Since 2007

Staten Island Quartet Makes S.B. Debut on October 1

The Staten Island shoegazers make their Santa Barbara debut on October 1 at SOhO. Read story.

Ryan Adams Is Back

: Singer Returns to the Arlington, Six Years Later

The acclaimed singer/songwriter returns to the Arlington Theatre to kick off his U.S. tour. Read story.

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams

Americana’s most cantankerous player offers up a solid nod to rock’s heaviest hitters. Read story.

Review: Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Old Songs, New Songs Mixed and Mingled on September 20

Old songs mixed and mingled with new clunkers on Saturday, September 20. Read story.

David Bowie Is: A Retrospective Oddity

Documentary Screens at Arlington Theatre on September 23

The documentary about the acclaimed Bowie exhibit screens worldwide on Tuesday, September 23. Read story.

TOKiMONSTA Steals Our Attention

L.A. Electro Artist Plays Velvet Jones September 20

The Los Angeles singer and producer brings new tracks to Velvet Jones on Saturday, September 20. Read story.

Ten Years of Dub Side of the Moon

Michael Goldwasser Reminisces on a Decade of Reggae Covers

Producer Michael Goldwasser reminisces on a decade of Easy Star All-Stars. Read story.

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