Artsweek Editor Zoë Jones discusses her experiences as a Black woman who has lived in Isla Vista for four years.
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Music belongs to everyone, not only in parts deemed to be fit for certain groups.
Bradley Cooper, who also directed and produced the film, plays disenchanted country singer Jackson Maine in earnest, performing all of the songs and even earning a few writing credits on the soundtrac...
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.
His charisma and aesthetic are reminiscent of André 3000, down to his natural, grown-out hair and onstage gyrations. Like many soulful black artists, his relationship with the stage started in church...
The advent of music editing technology has made the process of recording easier, slicker and faster — which makes a Beatles-esque creative yield even more achievable. This year, we saw a return to t...
The Flaming Lips and Mac Demarco put on a weird, wonderful show — one that lit up the Santa Barbara Bowl with bright lights, beautiful colors and smiles alike.
With the release of his latest album, Pure Comedy, Father John Misty took on a new role in the indie world. He has never been one to censor himself, but a shift in his focus is clear: He is looking ou...
When Aoki was merely 19, he was throwing roughly 20 shows a month out of his living room, recording tapes of every single one.
Following a controversial Fox News sample invalidating his lyrical effectiveness, Kendrick's "DNA." is a fierce declaration of war that rattles the musical and political world to its very core.