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Chicano Batman Plays for Free in I.V.

L.A. Band Is Taking Cues from All Over the Musical Map

This East L.A. group is fusing genres, styles, and cultural references. Read story.

Tinariwen’s Transcendental Blues

Mali’s Finest Musical Export Plugs in at UCSB

This Saharan band lives in that sweet spot where psych rock and blues combine. Read story.

It’s All About the Music

S.B.’s Notes for Notes is Broadcasting Its Tune Throughout the U.S.

Just four years in and S.B.’s Notes for Notes is broadcasting its tune throughout the U.S. Read story.

Review: Ray LaMontagne at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Singer Captivates Listeners at the on Saturday, October 18

The singer hooked the audience with his range of musical hues and lit up the night like a supernova. Read story.

Thom Yorke

Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

Radiohead’s leading man reinvents the music distribution wheel — again. Read story.

Ukulele Genius Jake Shimabukuro Returns

: UCSB’s Campbell Hall Hosts on Thursday October 23

The blazing master of the Hawaiian four-stringer is back in town to make his uke riotously laugh. Read story.

Massive Attack at the Santa Barbara Bowl

TV On the Radio Opened the Show on Friday, October 17

The British trip-hop act brought a heavy and heady helping of music and atmospherics on October 17. Read story.

Review: Daryl Hall & John Oates at the Santa Barbara Bowl

America’s Favorite Hit Makers Delivered the Goods (and Jammed Out Too)

Maybe it was because the arrangements favored rock, with just hints of psychedelia, new wave, and soul, but on Sunday the familiar seemed suddenly timeless. Read story.

Photo Gallery: Dawes at SOhO Restaurant & Club

L.A. Folk Rockers Help Kick Off New Noise 2014

The Los Angeles folk rockers helped kick off New Noise 2014 on Thursday, October 16. Read story.

Concert High Season

This Week in Live Music Highlights

TV on the Radio, Nick Waterhouse, and Reptoid come to town. Read story.

Phishing for Phish Tickets

Sleeping Over at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Sleeping over at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Read story.

Welcome to a Night with Dawes

L.A. Rockers Hold Down the Fort at SOhO

The L.A. rockers will perform two sets of music as part of New Noise 2014. Read story.

Growing Pains

Changing and Rearranging The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart play the New Noise Block Party on October 19. Read story.

Joyce Manor’s Leap of Faith

SoCal Pop Punkers on Web Etiquette

The SoCal pop-punk band plays Velvet Jones on October 18 as part of New Noise 2014 Read story.

New Noise Cometh

Conference and Fest Celebrates Year Six

The annual music conference and festival celebrates six years with more days, more bands. Read story.

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