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Lightning in a Bottle Gets Woogie

The Nexus's outgoing Artsweek editor reflects on this famed spring music festival.
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UCSB Descends Upon Coachella 2016

The Nexus hit Coachella 2016, and here are some of Artsweek’s highlights.
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SB Beer Fest: A Pint for the Park

A highlight of Santa Barbara's Beer Festival 2015
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JMSN Strikes a Chord at Blind Tiger: Shaggy R&B Vocalist Wins Audience with Unexpected Relatibility

A dull red spotlight illuminating the Blind Tiger stage served as the sole catalyst in transforming the skinny Detroit native, Chris Berishaj, into the torn-soul R&B singer, JMSN. Berishaj sported...
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JMSN To Perform at Blind Tiger

Somewhere in the labyrinthine tangle of apartments that comprise North Hollywood, Christian Berishaj tinkers away in his dark home studio preparing for his next release. Berishaj is part of a line of ...
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Live at the Batcave: The Crash Landings

Meet The Crash Landings. This local Isla Vista punk collaborative exists for one purpose — to fight the infestation of ska and reggae with high-pitched shrieks, disorganized anger, mosh pits, songs ...
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Giraffage Plays Rollercoaster of Feels

On the backmost corner table of the decidedly vacant and dimly lit VIP section of Santa Barbara’s EOS Lounge sat a deadly concoction of Jameson, ginger beer and an extra dash of Canada Dry. The owne...
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LOUDPVCK turns Earl Warren into a Trap House for One Night

A hooded woman clad from head to toe in jet black “ǂ₩0ИK” gear stood in stark contrast against the perspiring orange walls of the bathroom hallway. Her bandana bounced onto the oversized hoodi...
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Earl Wobble Showgrounds: LOUDPVCK, Djemba Djemba, AC Slater and Zimmer Invade Local SB Showgrounds

There are many pros to living in the quant seaside town of Santa Barbara: the model-esque beach bums, the year-round sunshine and, of course, the unbelievably cheap ticket price to see festival-headli...
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Best of 2014: Music Albums

Artsweek Staff Shares the EP’s that Made Us Groove These Days… by Ab-soul Kelsey Tang, Staff Writer By infusing the fuzzy ambience of downtempo into classic hip-hop, Ab-Soul’s These Days… ...
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Sugar Skulls & Sweet Beats: HARD Day of the Dead’s Resurrection

For some, Halloween is the time of year for soliciting houses in every cul-de-sac of your suburban town for candy, dressed only in the finest socially acceptable white sheets. For others, it’s a tim...
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Getting Hard for Hard Day of the Dead

Yep, Halloween season (aka the most outrageous party holiday) is about to be back in full force and so is the biggest Halloween party in Southern California: Hard Day of the Dead.
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Treasure Island to Deliver a Music Festival without Scheduling Conflicts

When the words “Treasure Island” are uttered my mind invokes two distinct images: Johnny Depp sporting copious amounts of eyeliner and dark grungy pirate garb, and the man-made island that is conf...
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