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Best of 2014: Music Albums

Artsweek Staff Shares the EP’s that Made Us Groove These Days… by Ab-soul Kelsey Tang, Staff Writer By infusing the fuzzy ambience of downtempo into classic hip-hop, Ab-Soul’s These Days… ...
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My Duty to Alert You About ‘A Duty to Betray’

Kelly Moreno knows your brain. Prior to penning his first novel, a revenge tale entitled A Duty to Betray, Moreno led a long career in the field of psychology as a professor at both UCSB and Cal Poly ...
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American Horror Story Producer and UCSB Alumni Comes to Pollock

Flipping through television channels often yields the same monotonous results of sitcom after sitcom, recycling the same jokes between different characters and settings. On Oct. 5, 2011, the American ...
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‘No Reason’ to Put Down Giraffage’s New EP

Touring with the likes of Porter Robinson, Phantogram and XXYYXX, San Francisco-based producer, Giraffage, has made quite a name for himself in the electronic music sphere over the years. He first gai...
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A Night Out at the OUTrageous! Film Festival

A rambunctious crowd gathered around the theater door in UCSB’s Multicultural Center on Thursday, Nov. 6. It was the first film screening of the year put on by Santa Barbara’s own LGBTQ film festi...
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The Blue Boy on Our Minds: Mac DeMarco Coming to the Hub

  Mac DeMarco is the shit. That may seem like an obnoxiously, overconfident statement but it’s not really an easy task to describe someone who feels like he could be an old childhood friend. A ...
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Giraffage, Thomas Jack and Pineapples Brought Together at The Cool Off

I entered the outdoor space behind EOS lounge in downtown Santa Barbara through a narrow entrance in the side and found a tropical playground. Organized by RedEye Presents, The Cool Off — featuring ...
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Rock in Paradise: Five Reasons We’re Really Gonna Miss Crystal Castles

“I am leaving Crystal Castles.” Band member Alice Glass tweeted this on the morning of Oct. 8, which was all it took to send nearly all of Twitter into hysterics. In the vague tweets that followed...
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Audience Hungers for More Hall & Oates at the Santa Barbara Bowl

I arrived at the Santa Barbara Bowl as people were trickling into their seats, just in time to catch the opener. His name was Mutlu, and he set the tone for the night with soulful love songs accompani...
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Modern Crowd vs. XXYYXX: Marcel Everett’s Show in Santa Ana Met Mixed Reactions

After years of waiting and ample missed opportunities, I finally caught a live performance of the young prodigal DJ who goes by XXYYXX (real name, Marcel Everett) last Thursday, Oct. 16 at The Observa...
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