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Desert Daze 2018: In Review

Though there were some pretty big hiccups with the organization and execution of this festival, Desert Daze still gave its attendees a great playground to meet new people, camp, swim and, of course, e...
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Cuco Welcomes Students Back in Annual Storke Show

Cuco is not motivated by money or “making it big” with a record label; he’s doing music because that’s what he’s always wanted to do.
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Miguel Closes Out Summer at SB Bowl

The stage presence of Miguel is articulate and precise, alarmingly reminiscent of the way Michael Jackson used to move about the stage and command his audience’s attention.
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Bloom by Troye Sivan: A Mature Leap Toward Pop Stardom

Sivan’s bright, fruitful and flowery imagery subverts the typical masculine pop archetype, perhaps ushering in a new era of artists who reject toxic masculinity and embrace vulnerability.
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Get Your Be-hinds Ready for Hinds

Fresh off the release of their second studio album, I Don’t Run, Hinds will be taking the stage of Santa Barbara’s very own SOhO on Sept. 22.
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Miguel to Elevate the SB Bowl

After a year of touring off of his recent success, and with special guest DVSN along the way for this stretch, the SB Bowl stage is set for a wavy end to the summer.
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In Review: Be the Cowboy by Mitski

With so much available content about relationships and all that comes with them, Mitski still finds a way to offer a refreshing take.
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Under the Radar: A Profile of the SB DIY Scene

Santa Barbara is not typically one of the cities mentioned when discussing music’s DIY movement, but the underground scene’s influence has moved up the coast and found a home amongst the waves.
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Artsweek’s 7 Favorite Local Places to Catch a Show

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.
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Bon Iver Graces the Bowl with Summertime Show

Throughout the first three songs, I felt disoriented and distorted. I began to forget the peaceful side of Bon Iver that lulled me to sleep many nights in a row.
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Batcave Sessions with The Anti-Sheist

Join local IV garage rockers The Anti-Sheist as they discuss Twin Peaks, Mac Demarco, and locking themselves in a room with a bunch of big, sweaty guys.
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Five Pride Month Bangers

Musicians and artists have always been at the forefront of social change, and a recent wave of confident queer artists have helped usher in a new era of Pride Month jams.
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Modest Mouse Gets Weird at the Arlington

Their sound is a bit punk: catchy, shouty, angry, fun. Brock’s delivery defines their sound — his voice is somewhere between a yelp and a howl, conversational one second and guttural the next.
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Ariel Pink and DIIV Were Indie As Fuck at SOhO

His live presence was everything we could have expected and more. It was enigmatic, it was borderline insane and it was, for lack of a better term, Ariel Pink as fuck.
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Music and Me: How Songs Shape Our Mental Health

As Mental Health Awareness Month draws to a close, Artsweek takes a personal look at how usic has informed bout our struggles and victories with mental health.
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