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The Regrettes Bring Beach Punk to Velvet Jones

You might think from my description of the show that The Regrettes is a band of veteran rockers, but you would be wrong. None of them are even seniors in high school.
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Travis Scott’s Birds Eye View Soars Over SB Bowl

Scott, as a performer, was up to his usual standard, as he screamed every lyric with ease and moved quickly around the stage with high energy.
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Two Door Cinema Club Brings Spring to Santa Barbara

Jack Garratt, Grouplove and Two Door Cinema Club used their enthusiastic presences to entertain an amphitheater of dancing wine moms, and college kids who wanted to re-live their Tumblr indie years.
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Phantogram Performs Haunting Indie-Pop at Arlington

Phantogram brought an impressive set to the Arlington, incorporating a plethora of sounds from their various influences and inspirations.
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RL Grime Soundtracks A Sunny Deltopia Weekend

Last Saturday’s hosting of heavy trap DJ RL Grime was a clear attempt to keep kids off the streets of I.V. during Deltopia; the students responded with immense praise.
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Homeshake Brings Silky Sounds to Storke

Homeshake does not boast a sound that is daytime-ready, but nonetheless, the soulful melodies were pleasantly warm.
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The Friday Review: More Life by Drake

From rap to R&B to dancehall, he does it all on More Life, and he does it well.
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Rising Duo Joyzu Bring Bright Sounds to SB

While witnessing Joyzu play live at M8TRX nightclub, the one thing that stood out most was the joy they shared on stage, which their stage name aptly foreshadows.
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Diehl and Salvant Conclude UCSB’s Jazz Revival

This final installment of the Jazz series represented the legacy of musical talent: combining classic music with new prominent artists.
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Local Favorites Clean Spill Come to SOhO

As Santa Barbara natives, the amount of feedback they received from the crowd was not only expected, but well-deserved.
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The Friday Review: Drunk by Thundercat

On Thundercat’s whimsical cacophonic trek through the land of Drunk, he has had a little too much liquid courage and finally lets out the thoughts that a sober self pushes to the back confines of th...
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Shy Girls and Culver Provide Warmth for Perfect Park

With a Lorde-like hand motion, Vidmar from Shy Girls truly immersed himself in the essence of atmospheric music.
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BADBADNOTGOOD Bring a Spectacular Show

Although BBNG may be characterized as a jazz band, the boundaries of their sound do not by any means fall within the traditional confines of jazz as a genre.
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Tracks of the Month: February 2017

Grown up Fairy Tales dates back to Acid Rap, originally for big brother Chance the Rapper himself, but Taylor Bennett takes it and features his brother as well as Jeremih.
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Kamasi Washington is a Jazz Legend in the Making

Deep bonds formed through trust, friendship and family make better jazz than anything that the most talented strangers could create.
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