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KCSB’s Compilation CD Is a Winner: Artsweek Talks to KCSB About the Goings on of Studio A

“Radio is so fleeting, but at least we have this,” said KCSB general manager Yibing Guo, her hands gripping the cardboard cd case with “KCSB 91.9 Live in Studio A” stamped on it in green ink. ...
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New Noise 2014: SOhO Crowd Goes Wild for Dawes

Precisely halfway through the set, baby-faced frontman Taylor Goldsmith gave a flirtatious wink to a middle-aged woman standing two feet away from him. The woman turned to her two friends and buckled ...
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Cherub Headlines New Noise: Drugs, Sex and Indie Pop

“Doses and Mimosas” first infiltrated the speakers of Isla Vista in 2012. It was easily one of the biggest anthems of the year, along with the overplayed “Feel So Close” and horridly catchy ...
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New Noise Conference & Music Fest Picks

Next week, New Noise Conference & Music Festival will infiltrate all of the music venue hotspots in downtown Santa Barbara with a kickass California cool lineup.
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Beatles Mania Festival to Hit L.A.

In 1964, seven days before Valentine’s Day, a flight from London arrived in John F Kennedy airport in New York that would change the course of American pop culture forever.
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KCSB To Broadcast “Come Together: Remember, Reconnect, and Unite” Live from Storke Plaza

Later this afternoon, Wednesday, Oct. 8th, at 4pm, KCSB-FM will broadcast UC Santa Barbara’s commemorative event “Come Together: Remember, Reconnect, and Unite” LIVE from Storke Plaza. This sp...
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Tony Bennett Show Gets Cancelled Due to Blackout

State Street had an impressive crowd of some 1,500 80-year olds in the street in front of the Granada Theatre last night, but the air was not one of delight. Duly anticipating a show by the legendary ...
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Top Picks for Santa Barbara Bowl This Fall

Then there’s the Santa Barbara Bowl, the 4,562-seat amphitheater which is playing Lorde, Ray LaMontagne, Hall and Oates and Foster the People this fall season.
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Arts & Lectures Fall Season Highlights

Arts & Lectures, UCSB’s premier event company, has much in store for students, with tickets running a third of the normal adult price for shows like Matt Groening and John Cleese.
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Russian River: Little Festival That Could

Tucked away in the corner of a small beach in a little town thrives a grand festival featuring big-time artists. For its 37th year, Guerneville hosted a fun weekend of top-notch acts at the Russian Ri...
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L.A. Songstress Lily Kershaw Paints the Town Black

Illuminated by the soft glow of candles adorning each table in SOhO, Lily Kershaw clutched the microphone with a death grip, a look of intensity on her face as she sang her first number, “Better.”...
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Lily Kershaw to Headline SOhO

A 23-year-old singer-songwriter who has been writing since age 13, Kershaw gained international attention in 2012 when her song “As It Seems” appeared on season seven of “Criminal Minds.” Almo...
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Parting Words from Graduating Artsweek Staff, Part 2

INCOMING EDITOR ‘HELLO’: AUDREY BACHELDER Dear Gauchos, I am so happy and honored to be your Artsweek Editor for the 2014-2015 year. I pledge to fill up these Thursday pages with clever st...
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Care and Soul

Electro-Pop Band Carousel Ignites SOhO
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OLS 2013: Listening Outside of the Comfort Zone

This is a story of a girl who didn’t know she was going to a festival until about 22 hours before it started. Naturally, she didn’t do any of her research (she didn’t even have a mixtape to list...
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