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Full 2018 Extravaganza Lineup Announced

This year, Extravaganza will be on Sunday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m.
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Dewey Bryan Saunders’ Surreal World of Album Cover Art

Dewey Bryan Saunders is one of today’s most innovative and established graphic designers who often operates within the niche realm that is album cover art.
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Tracks of the Month: March 2018

Tyler, The Creator, “OKRA” “OKRA” is sonic heaven for Tyler, The Creator fans who enjoy his hard-hitting, heavy and dirty style of rap. The beat’s overblown distorted bassline knocks Tyler...
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Tyler, The Creator Gets Honest with UCSB

There are a lot of things to be learned from Tyler, The Creator’s discussion with Terence Keel, but one thing is for certain: Tyler subscribes to no labels.
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Tracks of the Month: February 2018

Every month, Artsweek’s staff collects a handful of newly released tracks that highlight the best musical moments of the past 30 days. Check out January’s tracks of the month for some possible add...
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Tyler, The Creator to Visit UCSB

Multi-talented artist Tyler, The Creator is slated to visit Campbell Hall on March 9 to take part in a conversation with AS Program Board.
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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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Smino to Bring Soulful Sounds to the Hub

The rapper’s words rebound off the bouncing melodies of each track in a way that keeps the album’s sonic momentum moving at a steady yet nonchalant pace.
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Watch: Tyler, The Creator’s Conversation About Flower Boy

Throughout the conversation, the rapper opens up about his third studio album and provides insight into his creative process.
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This Year In Music: Artsweek’s Favorite Albums

Saturation is quite possibly my favorite release of the year and proved the group to be a simultaneously experimental and accessible force in today’s music scene. Tracks like “Gold,” “Heat” ...
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Meet SALES: The Minimalist Pop Duo That Crafts Bedroom Beats

SALES creates an amalgamation of indie, dream pop, hip hop and rock to produce something that is otherworldly to the ear. Their hip hop-influenced production backs electric guitar to create a sound th...
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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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Aoki, Electronica and the Live I.V. Music Scene

When Aoki was merely 19, he was throwing roughly 20 shows a month out of his living room, recording tapes of every single one.
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Jay-Z and the Direction of Product Packaging in Hip Hop

That’s not to say that Jay doesn’t return to his default of braggadocious bars about wealth and success, but this record is different. It extends a bridge of insight to his listeners in a way that...
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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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