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Five Songs That Made a Cynic Believe in Love

Young Thug romantically crooning about falling in love and King Princess’s pop poeticness about finding love in the trothes of a shallow city would make any cynic want to overthrow their preconceive...
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Artist to Watch: Ravyn Lenae

The ascension into stardom coupled with the bold outline of her name on a festival lineup is on the horizon in 2019 for the powerhouse that is Ravyn Lenae.
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Young Thug To Headline Delirium 2018

Superstar rapper and contemporary poet Young Thug has been announced as the headliner for Delirium, the annual Halloween show from A.S. Program Board.
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Artsweek’s 7 Favorite Local Places to Catch a Show

From amphitheater concerts at the SB Bowl to backyard shows in I.V., Santa Barbara has a lot to offer when it comes to live music.
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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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