Spin of the Day
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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.
Ken Urbina’s covers EP breathes new life into an eclectic mix of indie, pop, and electronic favorites. Read story.
I Want to See Pulaski at Night
Bird’s new EP is based off a single song, but packs the punch of much more. Read story.
The Speed of Things
Michigan indie-pop quartet gets groovy on its sophomore full-length. Read story.
My Friend Fish
Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming channels ’60s and ’70s pop, rock, and gospel on his debut LP as Diane Coffee. Read story.
Even post-Grammy, the world’s biggest rock band isn’t interested in resting on its laurels. Read story.
The princess of pop — and Santa Barbara native — scores big with the follow-up to last year’s Teenage Dream. Read story.