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Experimental Folk and Electronic Sounds Saturate Biko Garage

The Biko House is one of five student housing Co-ops in Isla Vista that stresses the importance of inclusion while supporting a community free of discrimination.
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Songs to Cry to During Midterms: An Artsweek Playlist

In honor of midterms season, Artsweek has compiled a playlist of songs that are the perfect catalyst for emotional release. 
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Young Thug Brings Energy to Hallo-weekend

A.S. Program Board pulled through and succeeded yet again in another year of bringing Gauchos together during the harsh times of our annual Halloween lockdown.
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Young Thug To Headline Delirium 2018

Superstar rapper and contemporary poet Young Thug has been announced as the headliner for Delirium, the annual Halloween show from A.S. Program Board.
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SG Lewis Makes His Return to SB With an Arsenal of New Sounds

Lewis has proven his ability to master a myriad of sounds, and if Wednesday night was any indicator of how effective his forthcoming album will be in telling the narrative he intends, I am positive he...
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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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