Maybe we haven’t hit you over the head with this enough, but on Friday, April 20, the brand new hit virtual newsstands everywhere. Lest you think we’re using this space as a shameless plug for our new online digs, we’re actually trying to get you, our loyal Indy readers, to begin capitalizing on all that the new has to offer. That means we want you to start sending us your stuff.

For musicians, we’re now offering a bulked up Locals Only section, so we’re hoping Santa Barbara-based bands will start sending us their music and information. We’ll write you up, and then, with your blessing, we’ll offer your latest song for other Indy readers to hear. It’s a new chance to reach a wider audience than ever before, and maybe you’ll even get a gig or two out of the experience.

For photographers, we’re seeking to post reader photos of all types, from travel shots from abroad and breaking news on your street to snapshots of the songbird in your backyard, candid pics of your buddies doing silly things at The Wildcat, and team photos of your kid’s soccer team. This will build the community offerings of, and get your amateur photography some decent exposure. Who knows? Maybe we’ll discover the next Ansel Adams.

For visual artists, we’re planning on showcasing submitted digital images of paintings, sculptures, and the like, complete with a brief artist bio and contact information. This will make a hub for Santa Barbara’s overwhelmingly rich artistic community, a place for sharing ideas, making connections, and producing better art for all to see.

Whaddya think? You got something for us? If so, please email for more info.


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