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Lucidity Fest’s Blissful Gathering Set for This Weekend

While many will attend Lucidity this year for its renowned workshops on permaculture, sustainability, spirituality and community-building, the music takes precedence over all for a significant portion...
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Lucidity Fest Coming to SB this Spring

Get ready, Santa Barbara, because in a little over six weeks from now, April 7-9, the Lucidity Festival will return to our very own Live Oak Campground for its sixth and final gathering.
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Yuja Wang and Company Take Granada By Storm

The audience filed back in and the two virtuosos re-emerged, Kavakos unchanged and Wang now draped in a slinky, subdued green evening dress.
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Morrissey Lights Santa Barbara Aglow for Dia de Los Muertos

As I passed a group of sequin-clad skeletons savaging a Donald Trump piñata, something occurred to me: Morrissey couldn’t have picked a better event to play.
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Arlington Laps Up a Case of James Blake

The audience eagerly followed Blake’s every move as he led them through a maze of his works, both old and new. Like Blake’s music, the set was minimal yet incredibly transfixing.
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SB Bowl Upcoming Picks

Artsweek writers preview their most anticipated shows at Nexus voters' favorite venue.
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Max Goldenstein Serenades Batcave

On the bright Sunday morning of March 6, the Daily Nexus was joined by Isla Vista musician-slash-rugged heartthrob Max Goldenstein for a session in the Batcave. You folks may know him as the front man...
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“Finest Hours” Interview with Casey Affleck and Ben Pine

“The Finest Hours” premiered in theaters on Friday, Jan. 29. The film tells the story of the rescue of the S.S. Pendleton, one of the most daring rescue missions in the history of the Coast Guard....
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Preview: Lemaitre Coming to SOhO

It may be true to say that electronic music has never been bigger than it is today. Massive festivals like EDC, Tomorrowland and Electric Zoo dominate the festival-scape, and even more traditional eve...
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Kurupt Brings the G-Funk Back to Velvet Jones

“Every single person in this club could beat me up.” This was my first experience with the Velvet Jones. I was immediately greeted with a spotlight glare glinting off of some guy’s grills. The c...
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Kurupt To Come to Velvet Jones

After the release of last year’s “Straight Outta Compton,” public interest in the G-funk era is at its highest in over a decade. Along with industry titans Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, Kurupt was one...
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!!! To Come to SOhO

!!! (pronounced “chk chk chk”) is one of those rare bands that seem to be actually doing this because it’s fun for them. The band, whose name is now synonymous with dance-punk, consistently pump...
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Dia De Los Muertos at the Bowl

The hottest event of the Halloween shmalloween weekend easily was the Dia de los Muertos celebration at the Santa Barbara Bowl. For one night only, the Bowl became a magical arena, shaped after the tr...
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‘Keep It Neil’

Seeing Neil Young and Promise of the Real at the Bowl was like stepping 50 years back in time to the old days of hardcore musical activism. The crowd was older than that of most Santa Barbara Bowl sho...
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Neil Young to Perform at Santa Barbara Bowl This Saturday

Timeless purveyor of folk wisdom and noted environmental champion Neil Young has launched another world tour following the June release of his latest studio album, The Monsanto Years. As part of this ...
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