Spin of the Day
Isla Vista’s funkiest exports release four new tracks and a debut music video. Read story.
L.A.’s ever-evolving musical heir returns with a Sea Change redux. Read story.
Our favorite Baltimore residents deliver their strongest album to date. Read story.
Nearly two decades after disbanding, Toad’s four original members have reunited to create a stunning album. Read story.
Following a mighty collaboration with David Byrne, Annie Clark returns dead set on grooving. Read story.
Musician and storyteller returns to town on March 8 for an intimate show in Lompoc. Read story.
Because the Internet
The writer/actor/rapper heads to UCSB for a show at the Thunderdome Read story.
Trap music’s up-and-comer plays Velvet Jones on Thursday, February 13. Read story.
The L.A. folksters dish up another breezy collection of California sunshine. Read story.
Santa Barbara’s resident synth rockers hook up with Tim Goldsworthy for their sophomore album. Read story.
Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Sun
The prolific Seattle singer/songwriter returns with a strong sequel to 2011’s Maraqopa. Read story.
Santa Barbara’s rising emcee dishes up a 19-track mixtape filled with chilled-out vibes and smooth flows. Read story.
When You Move
Santa Barbara’s beloved lo-fi popsters are all grown up and sounding better than ever. Read story.
Queen B makes a surprise, last-minute vie for album-of-the-year glory. Read story.
Jason Bays’ long-running Ventura outfit delivers a warm and jangly gem of pop record. Read story.