Pop & Rock
Singer-Violinist Plays with and Opens for Arcade Fire
The acclaimed singer, songwriter, and violinist gets candid about Brian Eno, In Conflict, and touring behind Reflektor. Read story.
Roger Perry Cranks Things Up at Old Spanish Days
Roger Perry is highlighting some of the area’s best young talent during this year’s Old Spanish Days Festival. Read story.
1980s Radio Rockers Delivered Hits, Misses on Sunday, July 27
The 1980s rockers gave us a night of hits and misses on Sunday, July 27. Read story.
Stephen Marley, Cypress Hill Opened on Friday, July 25
Stephen Marley and Cypress Hill opened this genre-crossing show on Friday, July 25. Read story.
For the Recently Found Innocent
For the Recently Found Innocent is Tim Presley’s fifth studio album as White Fence, as well as his second collaborative effort with fellow psych-pop auteur Ty Segall. Read story.
A Letter Home
Neil takes a look at his life through the voices and visions of his folk-rock, blues, and country peers and heroes. Read story.
Michael McDonald Headlines Benefit Concert on July 27
The S.B. nonprofit is throwing a day-long party and concert in the Funk Zone on Sunday, July 27. Read story.
Reggae Rockers Return with Stephen Marley, Cypress Hill
The reggae rockers are headed back to Santa Barbara with Stephen Marley and Cypress Hill. Read story.
Dilated Peoples, Beat Junkies, MC Supernatural Opened on Sunday, July 13
This past Sunday, the Santa Barbara Bowl played host to a whole lot of underground ‘90s hip-hop fans. Read story.
Long Beach MC Headlines Velvet Jones on July 21
The Long Beach emcee headlines the Paisley Summer Tour, which stops in Santa Barbara on Monday, July 21. Read story.
The Actress and Singer Brings New Album to SOhO
The About a Boy star discusses her forthcoming third album. She plays SOhO on July 20. Read story.
Days of Being Wild
Kivel’s second solo record is filled with raw acoustic guitar and dreamy effects, reminding us of lazy days spent in the sun. Read story.
The Canadian punk trio embraces their reputation as loud, fast, and electrifying music makers. Read story.
Guitarist and Songwriter Delivered Two Sets on Wednesday, July 9
The guitarist and singer opened up the show for himself on Wednesday, July 9. Read story.
The Former Beatle Gets By with a Little Help from His Friends on July 12
The former Beatle may have held the headliner spot on Saturday, but the real revelations came from his bandmates. Read story.