It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since the dawn of New Noise Santa Barbara. Founded in 2009, the annual festival and conference has ballooned into fall’s can’t-miss music event, boasting a full day’s worth of panel discussions, workshops, and lectures, as well as five jam-packed nights of live tunes at nearly every music venue downtown S.B. has to offer up. What that means is concerts for everyone, from the die-hard punker to the boot-scootin’ cowboy to the throwback-loving synth freak. While the powers that be are still slow releasing this year’s lineup, the stuff that’s snuck through the cracks already has us buzzing. Retro rocker (and modern-day cutie) Nick Waterhouse will be making his long-awaited return to the 805. L.A. folk-roots band Dawes is also slated to hold down a night. And Ohio’s fuzzed-out notables Cloud Nothings bring their crunchy take on garage rock to S.B. for the first time as part of the proceedings. Also in the mix: Cherub, The Story So Far, Gnarwolves, Joyce Manor, Souvenirs, Modern Baseball, and many, many more. Wednesday-Sunday, October 15-19. Visit newnoisesb.com for tickets, passes, schedules, and info.
More Pop, Rock & Jazz
Thievery Corporation, presented by KCRW. At the Santa Barbara Bowl, Sunday, September 28.
Ryan Adams. At the Arlington Theatre, Wednesday, October 1.
Tony Bennett. At the Granada Theatre, Thursday, October 2.
Waka Flocka Flame. At Earl Warren Showgrounds, Friday, October 3.
Lorde. At the Santa Barbara Bowl, Thursday, October 9.
Poliça. At SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, Wednesday, October 15.
Massive Attack. At the Santa Barbara Bowl, Friday, October 17.
Daryl Hall and John Oates. At the Santa Barbara Bowl, Sunday, October 19.
Tinariwen. At UCSB’s Campbell Hall, Sunday, October 26.
Patty Griffin. At UCSB’s Campbell Hall, Sunday, November 2.
Leo Kottke, presented by Upwest Arts. At the Lobero