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Tyler, The Creator to Visit UCSB

Multi-talented artist Tyler, The Creator is slated to visit Campbell Hall on March 9 to take part in a conversation with AS Program Board.
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5 KCSB Shows You Should Be Listening to Now

Regardless of what kind of music you listen to, KCSB is sure to have something that’ll tickle your fancy.
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Southern Rapper J.I.D Makes SB Debut at Velvet Jones

As the song ended and the crowd was still moshing, people were cheering in deep appreciation of the immensely talented group of people all standing on stage in conjunction.
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Bad Love: A History of the Worst Love Songs

Over the course of time, love songs have played an integral role in music consumption. Many love songs evoke the sort of romantic essence they were intended to, and some miss that mark. Here are a few...
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Femme in Rap: How Black Girls Changed Hip-Hop for the Better

With each artist they emphasized the role that the specific women had in breaking traditional rap binaries as they reclaimed and redefined the misogynistic and homophobic themes and language commonly ...
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Milk Drunk Crowned Winner of Battle of the Bands

Following those two bands came Milk Drunk, who dedicated their performance to another local I.V. band, RabbitFoot. Jumping right into their first song, this trio set the crowd on fire not only with th...
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5 Acts Who Could Have Delivered More Than JT on Super Bowl Sunday

The choice of Timberlake as singular ringleader of the biggest entertainment event of the year has left many baffled, as his only memorable track in recent years, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” is fr...
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Indie Act Wallows Ignites Velvet Jones

In what turned out to be a surprisingly delightful artistic decision, the group experimented with trumpet and tambourine throughout the performance. In an impressive display, Minnette showed off his u...
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UCSB Swoons Over Smino

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...
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Tracks of the Month: January 2018

Every month, Artsweek’s staff collects a handful of newly released tracks that highlight the best musical moments of the past 30 days. January was chock-full of hits from a variety of genres.
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Composer Souren Baronian Dazes MCC Armenian Jazz

From the very first notes, Taksim captured the attention of the entire audience. Feet tapped softly in the aisles to the percussion, and heads rocked steadily to the strong sax solos.
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KCSB Showcases Local DIY Bands in Weekday Jam Session

On the heels of Espresso’s lively set, Washington-based Arrington de Dionyso astonished the audience with his ability to emphasize the minimal instrumentation flowing from the drums and the saxophon...
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Smino to Bring Soulful Sounds to the Hub

The rapper’s words rebound off the bouncing melodies of each track in a way that keeps the album’s sonic momentum moving at a steady yet nonchalant pace.
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Watch: Tyler, The Creator’s Conversation About Flower Boy

Throughout the conversation, the rapper opens up about his third studio album and provides insight into his creative process.
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New Talent: Isla Vista Bands to Watch in 2018

Everyone watching the Isla Vista music scene, myself included, can’t wait to see what these bands are going to do.
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