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Pop Punk Band To Play Velvet Jones

Hailing from Walnut Creek, California, The Story So Far have quickly gained lots of attention in the pop punk scene. The band, formed in 2007 and composed of Parker Cannon (vocals), Kevin Geyer (guita...
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Lorde To Play Santa Barbara Bowl

Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor is coming to Santa Barbara tonight!
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3LAU Turns Up Storke Plaza

Justin Blau, better known as 3LAU (pronounced Blau), was a smash hit at Saturday night’s Welcome Back Concert put on by A.S. Program Board.
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Treasure Island to Deliver a Music Festival without Scheduling Conflicts

When the words “Treasure Island” are uttered my mind invokes two distinct images: Johnny Depp sporting copious amounts of eyeliner and dark grungy pirate garb, and the man-made island that is conf...
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Tony Bennett Show Gets Cancelled Due to Blackout

State Street had an impressive crowd of some 1,500 80-year olds in the street in front of the Granada Theatre last night, but the air was not one of delight. Duly anticipating a show by the legendary ...
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Top Picks for Santa Barbara Bowl This Fall

Then there’s the Santa Barbara Bowl, the 4,562-seat amphitheater which is playing Lorde, Ray LaMontagne, Hall and Oates and Foster the People this fall season.
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Local Natives Headline Way Over Yonder

Legends of LA’s traffic abound far and wide, yet the drive down PCH to Santa Monica’s Way Over Yonder festival was shockingly painless on its opening day.
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Russian River: Little Festival That Could

Tucked away in the corner of a small beach in a little town thrives a grand festival featuring big-time artists. For its 37th year, Guerneville hosted a fun weekend of top-notch acts at the Russian Ri...
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Outside Lands Festival: Notes from a Veteran

Nestled away somewhere in between the disc golf courses and barbecue pits of Golden Gate Park, the seemingly instantaneous assembly of labyrinthian fences and headlining stages mark both the conclusio...
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FYF…Fest: One Gal’s Guide to the Fest Fest

Slow and cripple wins the race. A day before Fuck Yeah Fest … Fest the weekend of Aug. 23-24, my friend managed to sprain her ankle and acquire a pair of crutches that might as well have been diamon...
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Way Over Yonder Festival To Bring Folk Music to Santa Monica

Way Over Yonder, self-described “younger cousin” of the Newport Folk Festival, will bring a variety of music acts to the iconic Santa Monica Pier this weekend.
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L.A. Songstress Lily Kershaw Paints the Town Black

Illuminated by the soft glow of candles adorning each table in SOhO, Lily Kershaw clutched the microphone with a death grip, a look of intensity on her face as she sang her first number, “Better.”...
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Jim Kimo Brings Hawaiian Sounds to SOhO

Last Sunday, I journeyed downtown to Santa Barbara’s SOhO Restaurant & Music Club to see Jim “Kimo” West perform traditional Hawaiian slack-key guitar.
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Lily Kershaw to Headline SOhO

A 23-year-old singer-songwriter who has been writing since age 13, Kershaw gained international attention in 2012 when her song “As It Seems” appeared on season seven of “Criminal Minds.” Almo...
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Jim “Kimo” West to Perform at SOhO

When Jim “Kimo” West is not busy shredding lead guitar for “Weird Al” Yankovic (or “working his day job” as he affectionately dubs it) you may find him tinkering on a new track for an inde...
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