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May Showers Bring Musical Powerhouses

R&B and hip-hop sounds filled the FUNZONE and Velvet last week. Read story.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Get to Know Hayden James

Talking birthday cakes and laptop thieves with the rising Aussie artist. Read story.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Floor-Shakin’ Good

This week marks the S.B. return of L.A.’s Vaud and the Villains. Read story.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

¡La Vasa! Is Ear-Splittingly Good

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

Thursday, March 12, 2015

What Are You Going to Do This Weekend?

If you crave big city living, it’s your lucky day. Read story.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tall Tales’ Balancing Act

The onetime Venturans return to the 805 with their stunning new album, Tightropes. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Southern Comforts

From the Big Easy to suburban Georgia, some of the South’s best and brightest are hitting S.B. this week. Read story.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Charging into 2015

This week brings area concerts from Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald, Read story.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Songs to Pop Bottles To

Seven songs to help you conquer 2015. Read story.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

FUNZONE Hosts Charity Concert for Ferguson Public Library

Watercolor Paintings, Sun Daes, and Chaye Tione play a benefit show on Friday, December 19. Read story.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Made in Santa Barbara, Music Edition

Check out an all-new, all-local mixtape from Playback Studios. Read story.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Let’s Hear It for the Girls

This week’s must-see concerts include Chrissie Hynde, Sally Ford, and Otis. Read story.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Not Christmas Music

We’re ringing in the start of the holiday season with sunny hip-hop and grooooovy retro rock. Read story.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Friends, Old Souls

Peach Kings and Maudlin Strangers make Santa Barbara tour stops. Read story.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

In November, It's Raining Shows

Mariachi El Bronx return to S.B. with a new record; Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers take over Ventura. Read story.

Thursday, November 6, 2014
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