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Save the Velvet Jones

If you haven’t yet had an experience at the Velvet Jones, there’s a chance you might never.
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Electronic Artist Flying Lotus Continues to Evolve His Sound

Five years after the critically-acclaimed album You’re Dead!, Flying Lotus (FlyLo) returns once again with one of the most ambitious albums in recent memory.
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Hana Vu Brings a Mid-Day Escape at Storke

As a growing indie rock artist from Los Angeles, Vu started her musical career when she was signed to Luminelle Recordings during her senior year of high school.
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The Friday Review: ‘IGOR’ by Tyler, the Creator

Sonically cohesive and thematically consistent, IGOR succeeds, at once, as a breakup album, a summer vibe album, a skater album and a quintessential Tyler, the Creator album.
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Falling In Love with The Marías

With a psychedelic-soul sound, retro old Hollywood glamor and bilingual romance lyrics, The Marías have something organic and fresh that is just what we need.
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TOKiMON-STole The Show At The Hub

A monochromatic look of purple hair and purple bug-eyed sunglasses glistened in the blinding neon lights as TOKiMONSTA took the stage of the Hub.
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Inside the Mind of Jordan Mitchell

If you haven’t heard him on Spotify, watched his music videos on YouTube or seen him spinning decks  in Isla Vista — you should. Jordan Mitchell is a master of his craft.
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Playboi Carti Set to Headline Extravaganza 2019

Playboi Carti and Aminé are among an eclectic mix of artists slated to perform at Extravaganza 2019 this Sunday.
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Seven Songs for a Country Cynic

“Anything, besides country.”
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Freddie Gibbs Intoxicates Velvet Jones with Masterful Set

I have a hunch Freddie Gibbs will be staying in the pocket for some time into the foreseeable future, and hopefully he has another Santa Barbara show in store for us soon.
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The Friday Review: Ventura by Anderson .Paak

For the fans who fell in love with the soulful grooves and dynamic lyricism of the Malibu era, I have some good news: Anderson .Paak is back, and he is better than ever.
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Six Great Music Festivals That Are Not Coachella

Perhaps you didn’t want to contribute to Coachella’s extremely conservative revenue allocation but are still longing for a few nights of music-laden excitement. Here are a few festivals that you s...
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Rüfüs Du Sol Comes to SB Ahead of Sunny Coachella Set

Fresh off the release of their third album, Solace, Rüfüs Du Sol delivered an exciting performance in which fans of all ages could dance and let loose at this stop in their current world tour.
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Kevin Abstract’s ‘ARIZONA baby’ Is a Mixed Bag

If you like Kevin Abstract’s work, particularly his solo martial, give ARIZONA baby a listen.
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TroyBoi and JPEGMAFIA Shake the Thunderdome

This year, The Warm Up featured electronic music artist TroyBoi and special guest JPEGMAFIA for their sold-out, Gauchos-only event in the Thunderdome.
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