Pop & Rock

Review: The Last Internationale at Velvet Jones

This New York trio is out to save rock 'n' roll, and their Tuesday night performance proved they're succeeding. Read story.

A Benefit for Cory Orosco

Santa Barbara Rockers Convene to Fight Cancer

Santa Barbara bands are turning out to help Ernie and the Emperors’ youngest player. Read story.

Cutting Trails with Chuck Ragan

Hot Water Music Frontman Goes Solo at Velvet Jones

The Hot Water Music frontman plays an intimate solo set at Velvet Jones on September 16. Read story.

Fall Arts Preview 2014: Pop, Rock & Jazz

New Noise Cranks Things Up for Year Five

The Santa Barbara Bowl finishes out strong with Massive Attack, Lorde, and Hall & Oates. Read story.

Winchester Rebels


The S.B. band’s new album comes out of your speaker system like a slap to the face. Read story.

The Last Internationale Rise Up

Protest Rock Finds a New Torchbearer in N.Y.C. Trio

This young NYC trio is reviving protest rock and heading to Velvet Jones on September 9 Read story.

Review: Jack Johnson at the Santa Barbara Bowl

S.B.’s Favorite Singer/Songwriter Got Cozy on September 1

S.B.’s favorite singer/songwriter brought two days of laid-back, cool tunes to his sometime-home town. Read story.

Ty Segall


Rock’s most prolific youngster delivers a strong, sprawling double album Read story.

Review: Tyga at Earl Warren Showgrounds

Rising Hip-Hop Star Made the Ladies Swoon (and Sweat) on August 30

The rising hip-hop star brought the heat to the AC-less Earl Warren on Saturday, August 30. Read story.

Zach Gill Interviews Jack Johnson

The Longtime Friends Talk Love Songs and Soul Carving

The longtime friends and famous UCSB alums have a backstage chat about love songs and soul carving. Read story.

Step into the Funzone

Can East Beach Batting Cages Fill the Venue Void?

Could the East Beach Batting Cages be the next great rock ’n’ roll venue in Santa Barbara? Read story.

Bottle Rockets Relaunch

Lobero Live Welcomes Michael Crenshaw

Lobero Live pairs Michael Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets on August 28. Read story.

Worth the Drive: Ty Segall at the Echo

Los Angeles Gets Rocked, Four Nights in a Row

L.A.’s garage rock messiah gets rowdy for four back-to-back shows. Read story.

Review: FYF 2014

L.A.'s Biggest Music Fest Relocates, Struggles Through Saturday

This year's festival brought big crowds and even bigger logistical woes to L.A.'s Exposition Park. Read story.

The Raveonettes

Pe' ahi

On their seventh album, The Raveonettes embark on a noise pop surfin’ safari of sorts. Read story.

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