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In Review: “After Hours” by The Weeknd

New listeners can revel in a melancholic sound that they may not be familiar with yet, and long-time fans can take comfort in the fact that The Weeknd has not really lost sight of who he is after all.
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7 Netflix Shows to Watch While Quarantining

In need of good television and entertainment while you’re stuck at home during this global pandemic? Well, look no further.
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Pete Davidson Stand-Up Comedy Special Review

To a generation that greatly values authenticity, Davidson’s voice may very well be one of the more sane ones to rise up.
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Track Review: “Stupid Love” by Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has returned after a four-year gap since her last studio album with a new hyper-addictive track, “Stupid Love."
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White Reaper Wakes Up Santa Barbara With Concert at SOhO

Recently, White Reaper, a Kentucky-based quintet rock band, headlined a concert at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club downtown along with supporting acts The Aquadolls and Native Sun.
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“All the Bright Places”: A Trip Back to Middle School

It’s better late than never for Netflix to finally release an “All the Bright Places” screen adaptation.
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Zack Fox Brings Laughs to I.V. Theater Amidst End-of-Quarter Stress

Zack Fox packed I.V. Theater last Wednesday night at UC Santa Barbara as crowds arrived early and waited excitedly for Fox to bring a pre-dead week treat of laughter.
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“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” Crafts a Smoldering Love Story

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” is a poignant, brilliantly realized story about love. But more specifically, it is a beautiful meditation on the memory of love.
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Bad Bunny Does What He Wants On “YHLQMDLG”

Bad Bunny, who grew up with aspirations to become the Daddy Yankee of his time, has undeniably altered the landscape of the genre with his commitment to stay true to his craft.
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Gauchos Crowd The Hub for Battle of the Bands 2020

Yung Fuzz, Pretty Cheeky, Closeout and Tastegood all showed up to The Hub last Thursday to prove themselves as worthy contenders among the long list of other prestigious bands in town.
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The Consequences of Pursuing Art: “Miss Anthropocene” by Grimes

In “Miss Anthropocene,” Grimes explores the consequences of the pursuit of art by personifying her self-destructive tendencies.
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Poet Claudia Rankine Talks Race and Creativity at Corwin Pavilion

Recently, poet, author and editor Claudia Rankine brought her insights on the relationship between creativity and racial projects to a discussion at UCSB's Corwin Pavilion.
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Tracks of the Month: February 2020

The best tracks to come out of February 2020!
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In Review: “Man Alive!” by King Krule

British underground indie idol King Krule delivers “Man Alive!”: an unfiltered album raw with depression and disillusionment.
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In Review: “The Slow Rush” by Tame Impala

After a handful of singles sprinkled throughout the months leading up to its release, “The Slow Rush”  has finally arrived.
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