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Six Songs About Girls: A Valentine’s Day Playlist

Sugar, spice and everything nice.
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Dawes, Dad Rock and the Modern Meaning of Genre

Genres are, in fact, boxes; they’re compartmentalized for conveniently choosing what we want to consume in a culture constantly flooded with new music. However, some music is best created by challen...
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Election 2016: 6 Songs for a Young, Apprehensive Voter

Let’s cling to our technology, put our earphones on and reflect on politically aware songs of the past and present.
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Iron & Wine: Mighty Fine

“I don’t have a setlist,” the musician cooed lowly into the microphone... He then welcomed requests, prompting polite shouts from the audience for music old and new.
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Frank Ocean, ‘Blonde’ and the Visual Album

Using the phrase “long-awaited” would be trite in welcoming the release of Frank Ocean’s third album. The reclusive writer, singer and producer has been clamored after since last summer when fan...
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Rudy Francisco Shares Truth in Poetry

The AΦA/ Poet's Club event was smartly structured; the first hour was a showcase featuring members from the club, and the second hour was slated for Rudy Francisco’s set.
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Lumineers Ho-Hey Their Way to SB Bowl

The Lumineers translate the passion of their music into one of the most emotional, genuine shows a band could put on, which they're bringing to SB Bowl on May 28th.
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Beach Punks Surfer Blood Rock SOhO

My first time attempting to find downtown Santa Barbara’s SOhO music club proved to be more difficult than I thought it would. As I wandered down State Street in the frigid, 45-degree weather, I tho...
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Surfer Blood Coming to SOhO

Despite the abundance of recent California rain, you can still jam to music intended for 90-degree weather. Beach rockers Surfer Blood will take the stage on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at SOhO Music Club in Dow...
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Twelve Songs that Sound Like a Pumpkin Spice Latte

For lots of you, it may be hard to believe that it’s officially fall. Despite being early October, some days it can still be up to 80 degrees outside. So, to help ease you into a more autumnal mood,...
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