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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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Dillon Francis, Charli XCX, and More Tear it Up at Extravaganza ‘18

In case you missed it, A.S. Program Board (ASPB) presented the students of UCSB with their fun (and free) annual festival on the grass of Harder Stadium last weekend, featuring DJBJ,  Coast Modern, D...
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Clairo Illuminates Storke Plaza

Clairo’s luminescent presence left UCSB students glowing and wishing to “feel this way forever”.
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LCD Soundsystem Shines at Santa Barbara Bowl

By the end of the night, LCD Soundsystem had proven that my expectations paled in comparison to what was to come.
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Tracks of the Month: April 2018

From Aminé and Injury Reserve to A$AP Rocky, April brought an assortment of energetic, eccentric and thoughtful hip hop tracks.
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Full 2018 Extravaganza Lineup Announced

This year, Extravaganza will be on Sunday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m.
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Does Coachella Suck?

The sheer grandeur of the festival is what makes it worthwhile and what keeps convincing 100,000+ people to attend every year.
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I Saw The Drums at SOhO and it was Aggressively Gorgeous

The Drums gave downtown Santa Barbara a brilliantly wild escape from home, as I hope they continue to give people for many years to come.
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