Pop & Rock
Exploring Seasonal Oddities in Pop, Rock, and Beyond
With the S.B. Bowl season starting to heat up, we’re heading off the grid to uncover some of the season’s weirder musical moments. Read story.
Michael Franti Headlines a Night of Yoga and Music
Michael Franti and Spearhead will headline a night of yoga, music, and good vibes at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Read story.
Joey Ryan Talks Music, Motivation, and the Coen Brothers
The folk duo headlines the Lobero Theatre on Thursday, June 19. Read story.
Following two years of writing and demoing, the BJM has made its Revolver. Read story.
Las Vegas Rapper Talks Basketball, Fatherhood
The Las Vegas rapper talks basketball and fatherhood in anticipation of his upcoming stop at Velvet Jones. Read story.
Lee Koch, Todd & Erin Played Supporting Acts on Tuesday, June 3
Tuesday night’s benefit concert for the victims of the Isla Vista tragedy helped highlight the healing power of feel-good music. Read story.
The Seminal Singer/Songwriter Busted Out the Oldies on June 4
James Taylor spent last Wednesday night proving exactly why he’s one of America’s greatest singer/songwriters. Read story.
Steel Your Nerves EP
Santa Barbara duo returns with a collection of pop anthems that are ready for the dance floor. Read story.
Foo Fighters Guitarist Brings Cowboy Covers to SOhO
The Foo Fighters guitarist returns home with his Dead Peasants. The band plays SOhO on June 5. Read story.
Hip-Hop and Electro Pop Draw Sold-Out Crowds to S.B. Venues
Young fans are flocking to shows in big numbers, no matter what the conditions. Read story.
The Singer/Songwriter Embarks on His First-Ever Solo Tour
This week, the L.A.-based singer/songwriter embarks on his first-ever solo acoustic tour. He’ll play Velvet Jones on Saturday, May 31. Read story.
Biko Kept Doors and Arms Open Following I.V. Tragedy
Following Friday's tragedy, a few found solace through music at the Biko Co-op Garage. Read story.
L.A.’s Scene-Soaked Emcee Returns to the Fold
The notorious raunch rapper returns to the 805 fold on Friday, May 30. Read story.
Oslo Dance Duo Play SOhO on May 29
The Oslo dance duo plays SOhO Restaurant & Music Club on Thursday, May 29. Read story.
Are We There
For her fourth album, singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten delivers a stunning and raw slice of life that lingers long after its final track. Read story.