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Portugal. The Man and Chicano Batman Illuminate SB Bowl

Portugal. The Man brought their ability to alleviate temporary stress by illuminating the stage with gritty guitar solos and lively strobe lights straight from an 80s flick.
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Watch Mikey Alfred’s Colorful ‘Summer of ’17 Episode 2’

The skating and film world merge thanks to the mastermind behind “Illegal Civilization,” director Mikey Alfred.
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Tyler, The Creator to Discuss Work at Campbell

If you’d like to witness the creativity of Tyler in person, skate into Campbell Hall while wearing GOLF-brand overalls and matching blue one-star Converse.
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Bad Love: A History of the Worst Love Songs

Over the course of time, love songs have played an integral role in music consumption. Many love songs evoke the sort of romantic essence they were intended to, and some miss that mark. Here are a few...
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2018 SBIFF Virtuosos Awards Shine Bright

The recipients of the 2018 Virtuosos Award provided a fascinating unpredictability that had the audience on edge of their seats, ready to laugh and leaving them reluctant to leave the escape of a Holl...
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Tracks of the Month: January 2018

Every month, Artsweek’s staff collects a handful of newly released tracks that highlight the best musical moments of the past 30 days. January was chock-full of hits from a variety of genres.
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KCSB Showcases Local DIY Bands in Weekday Jam Session

On the heels of Espresso’s lively set, Washington-based Arrington de Dionyso astonished the audience with his ability to emphasize the minimal instrumentation flowing from the drums and the saxophon...
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Tracks of the Month: October 2017

Intimate and sleek, “It’s Okay to Cry” is a can’t-miss pop song. The singer/songwriter/producer’s first solo venture in two years is accompanied by a stunning video in which she uncharacteri...
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SWMRS Deliver Exhilarating Sounds at Velvet Jones

The adrenaline of a garage rock show is comparable to drinking 10 Vietnamese iced coffees in one sitting. Bay-area band SWMRS rose to prominence after releasing their album Drive North, which featured...
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WebsterX and Milwaukee’s Hip Hop Renaissance

Injury Reserve and WebsterX share a dynamic of creating spaces to craft seamlessly gravitative rap songs that are entirely divergent from their contemporaries. They are the embodiments of unapologetic...
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The Friday Review: After Laughter by Paramore

After Laughter paints Paramore as a magnetic band that creates charismatic pop anthems while still preserving and maturing their emo-inclined expression.
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Tracks of the Month: June 2017

With the release of “Big Fish,” Vince Staples is leading up to his forthcoming album, Big Fish Theory.
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The Friday Review: Playboi Carti by Playboi Carti

If Frank Ocean can indulge in Carti’s sound guilt-free, anyone can be driven to the pleasure-filled land of production excellency, designer brands and jewelry pieces found on Carti’s tape.
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Two Door Cinema Club Brings Spring to Santa Barbara

Jack Garratt, Grouplove and Two Door Cinema Club used their enthusiastic presences to entertain an amphitheater of dancing wine moms, and college kids who wanted to re-live their Tumblr indie years.
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Evan Tan: In Living Color

Rather than hiding in the darkness, Tan has a penchant for illuminating the world with saturated color.
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