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FYF Returns to L.A. Memorial Sports Arena and Exposition Park with Great Summer Festival Lineup

Over the last decade, large music festivals have risen to stark prominence in America and redefined the live musical performance marketplace. The most successful of festival curators (obvious examples...
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Outside Lands to Invade Golden Gate Park

While signifying tanning sessions and beach outings in most American locales, the month of August in San Francisco demarcates two happenings unique to the city. First, a perfectly sadistic climate tha...
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Azeem X Underbelly live at the Batcave

On May 16, United Kingdom citizen Damon Poole shared a Facebook event page in jest titled “Azeem’s Senior Flute Recital.” True to the haphazard nature by which viral Internet trends begin, Poole...
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A Graduating Editor’s Final Words

Let me tell you a story about a 19-year-old who came to UC Santa Barbara with a dream of being an anchorwoman. She wanted to take over for Katie Couric one day, she told her friends, who were disappoi...
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Batcave Sessions: Pookie

Pookie, a four-man band from Isla Vista, California, performed “Blowin’ It” at the Daily Nexus Batcave. The group consists of guitarist Chris Miehls, frontman Ryan Mandell, bassist Z...
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Extravaganza Music Festival Lineup 2015

The 2015 Extravaganza Music Festival lineup was announced earlier today. Details below: Miguel: Madeon: Joey Badass: AlunaGeorge: Bad Rabbits:  
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People Under the Stairs: Vibe-Hop Super Heroes Tackle SOhO Thursday

Welcome to inner-city Los Angeles, Pacific-side capital of gods of rhyme and denizens of beat. It’s sometime mid-’90s (hazy times, ya dig?) and Jesuit Prep schoolboy Christian Portugal and Hamilto...
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An Evening with Anna Halprin

On Monday, April 27, Campbell Hall filled with students to see the movie “Breath Made Visible.” The 82-minute film covered the career of modern dancer Anna Halprin and showed how dance can be appl...
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alt-J and Jungle Inspire at SB Bowl

Concerts are not always perfect. Perhaps you went to see a mediocre artist because your friend dragged you along. Perhaps the microscopic venue was having technical difficulties. Or perhaps, ooh, [ins...
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Interview with CORNERS

Coming from Echo Park, L.A., post-punk band CORNERS talked to me after their Burgerama set last weekend about raunchy show happenings and good energy. Composed of Tracy Bryant, Rick Mabery, Billy Chan...
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Gorgon City or (The Unexpected Virtue of Venue)

As John Legend and Common (aka John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn) accepted their Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, I threw on a jacket and headed over to The Hub to catch Gorgon City, a pair of London DJs. I was...
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Giraffage to Bring Ethereal Tunes to EOS Friday

Put the books down and click ‘Not Going’ to any and all events you are RSVP’d to in Isla Vista this Friday. Hot off the heels of his new EP, No Reason, and Porter Robinson’s Worlds tour, cotto...
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Artsweek’s Favorite Villains of All Time

There’s the spidery quirks of Cruella de Vil, the mad eyebrow game of Shan Yu, the utter insanity of Fred Figglehorn and the insidious charm of Richard III. Where there’s a hero, there’s always ...
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“Have You Stopped Growing?” Treasure Island Music Festival Gets Bigger and Badder in 2014

A pack of thousands of (mostly) youthful hip hop fans crowded the main stage of Treasure Island Music Festival in anticipation of the set that would conclude both day one of the festival and the OutKa...
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UCSB Art Grads Coordinate Faculty Show

More than 10 years since their last collective art show, members of the UCSB Art Department Faculty exhibited selections from their oeuvres this past weekend at Uppur Bunk Collaborative Art Space in G...
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