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 stories on local bands and events, MCC performances, Hub shows and the occasional red carpet event downtown. We’ve been building up a solid […]

A Letter From the Editor

Welcome back, everyone. I hope you all had a delicious winter break filled with fun and carelessness because I worked two jobs to afford living in this over-priced wasteland. But I’m not bitter. No my friends, I am enlightened. After many New Year’s Eve drinks and my midnight kiss, my friends and I flagged down […]

Cockeyed Optimist to Shed Light on UCSB

Southern California rock band Cockeyed Optimist will perform for UCSB next Monday as part of A.S. Program Board’s free afternoon concert series. Hailing from Orange County, the four-piece band is travelling to different colleges along the coast, stopping in Santa Barbara between gigs at Mira Costa College and the University of LaVerne. All in their […]

Blitzen Trapper and Dawes Rock SOhO

Nothing is better than kick-ass live music and good-hearted people. Blitzen Trapper and Dawes infused SOhO with passion, energy and heart last Saturday, giving the sold-out crowd a night not to be forgotten. Smoke Fairies, a female duo from England, layered pretty vocal harmonies with classic rock vibes to kick off the night. While they […]

Malkovich Brings ‘Infernal Comedy’ to the Granada

Thirty minutes after curtain call, Musica Angelica finally started Michael Sturminger’s show, “Infernal Comedy — Confessions of a Serial Killer”, with their beautiful performance of C.W. Gluck’s “Don Juan.” The orchestra, who played with great passion and energy, was brilliantly conducted by Martin Haselbock. As the musicians swayed with each crescendo, working their way into […]

Lisa Hannigan Sweetly Serenades SOhO

Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan played to a full house at SOhO on Saturday night. Dressed in an emerald dress and stylish boots, she looked as beautiful as the music she performed. Many of the songs Hannigan played were from her sophomore album, Passenger, which was released on Sept. 20 in both the U.S. and Canada. […]

Campaign Linked to Decline in I.V. Theft

The Isla Vista Foot Patrol and UCSB Associated Students recently announced a significant decrease in the number of burglaries in the area since the “Stop Burglaries in I.V.” campaign began six months ago. The IVFPD documented 107 burglaries since the program was implemented on March 17, 49 fewer than the 156 reported residential burglaries that […]

Updated Website Links I.V. Locals

Several UCSB alumni recently launched a revised version of their Isla Vista-specific social networking website, Chief Executive Officer Scott Antipa, Chief Technological Officer Kyle Ibrahim and Max — who asked that his last name be omitted — developed the site to connect students to each other based on shared interests. The group previously […]

Police Blotter

Welcome to Isla Vista, home to thousands and land of the free-spirited. People travel far and wide to this beach paradise for vacation, and you get to live here. Yes, there is booze galore, gorgeous people everywhere you turn, late night snacks and breathtaking scenery. But, my dear friends, you can’t have the sweet without […]

Old Spanish Days Fiesta Comes to SB

The “Fiesta” festival in Santa Barbara is kicking off its 87th annual Old Spanish Days celebration today in downtown Santa Barbara to commemorate the community’s cultural heritage.

A Letter to You With Love From Artsweek

I want to tell you about something that frustrates me: apathy. I’ve learned a lot during my three years at UCSB. My classes have taught me about real issues like Congressional decision making and the beginnings of the Israeli-Palestine conflict. I’ve learned how to write more concisely and how to analyze more critically. But most of my learning hasn’t been in a classroom or taken from a textbook. Most of my learning has come from you, the students.

SB County To Go Forth With I.V. Master Plan

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Isla Vista’s fourth Five-Year Implementation Plan yesterday during their weekly meeting. The agenda prioritizes projects in the I.V. Master Plan — the region’s long-term beautification project — in five-year increments to renovate local businesses, create more affordable housing, improve streets and protect the local environment. The […]

Divers Clean Up Dock Waste

Local volunteers rallied together to help remove hazardous debris from the Santa Barbara Harbor during Saturday’s fifth annual Operation Clean Sweep. Nine volunteer divers swept the sea floor underneath Marina 1’s ‘A’ through ‘D’ docks Saturday morning and collected various debris such as toilets, bicycles and fire extinguishers. Several local ocean conservation groups including Santa […]

Mumford Mesmerizes

Once Marcus Mumford opened his mouth, I melted. That raspy, deep voice is enchanting. I honestly had to stop myself from daydreaming so I could focus on the opening song, “Sigh No More.” Now, I’m a strong believer that there is almost nothing sexier than four Englishmen who are both vocally and musically talented. I […]

Art Project Aims to Open Eyes

A UCSB student who appeared to be the victim of sexual violence was found on campus Friday morning, lying in the middle of the South Hall roundabout dressed only in a thong and torn bra. However, the student in question was not actually a rape victim from the night before — she was an artist […]