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Camp Flog Gnaw Festival Returns to L.A.

Ultimately, Tyler, The Creator exceeded the expectations of many music-lovers and critics and established his illustrious carnival as a staple of the West Coast festival scene.
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The Garden Rocks Velvet Jones

In The Garden’s world, there is no focus on wanting to fit in with what is deemed to be cool in the punk scene. They dare to defy gender roles, genre molds and the tangents of normality.
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First Lady of Folk Joan Baez Sparkles at Arlington

For the past 50 years, Baez — a dedicated social activist — has explored forms of social expression through her music.
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Morrissey Lights Santa Barbara Aglow for Dia de Los Muertos

As I passed a group of sequin-clad skeletons savaging a Donald Trump piñata, something occurred to me: Morrissey couldn’t have picked a better event to play.
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Election 2016: 6 Songs for a Young, Apprehensive Voter

Let’s cling to our technology, put our earphones on and reflect on politically aware songs of the past and present.
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Zakir Hussain Taps Whirlwind Beats at A&L Performance

Santa Barbara was fortunate enough to host Zakir Hussain, one of the world’s most acclaimed tabla drummers. Rising star Niladri Kumar accompanied Hussain on the sitar, which he specially modified to...
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Dia de Los Muertos Celebration Gives Us Vida

The small venue was filled to the brim with Day of the Dead decorations. Paper marigolds were placed in every available space and paper streamers lined the walls.
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Delirium 2016: UCStillBrazy

Questions about the reputation of UCSB’s legendary legacy have underscored the anxiety surrounding the extensive security measures. However, the enthusiasm toward the annual Delirium concert has com...
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Maceo Parker Brings Legendary Funk to Campbell Hall

UCSB’s own Campbell Hall hosted a performance by the legendary funk and soul jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker as a part of Arts & Lectures’ Roots Series
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New Noise Serves up a Dose of SB Culture, Tunes

This wasn’t a massive festival where you are separated from those performing by an endless sea of people. Anyone could go up and talk to them because they were just people enjoying the community lik...
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Arlington Laps Up a Case of James Blake

The audience eagerly followed Blake’s every move as he led them through a maze of his works, both old and new. Like Blake’s music, the set was minimal yet incredibly transfixing.
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Treasure Island Fest Rains on Own Parade

While the performances themselves were phenomenal, the music festival was supremely disorganized; some of the main acts during the evening were cancelled due to rain or wind.
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Joey Alexander Trio: Prodigious

Alexander’s original compositions are simply inspirational. It’s more than just genius in its arrangement, it’s the notion of a 13-year-old following his dream and truly succeeding.
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SB’s Own 7th Annual New Noise Fest This Weekend

Santa Barbara’s very own New Noise Festival promises to deliver an exciting slate of bands for all music fans with its seventh annual iteration.
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IV Kicks Off Fall with Community Concert

After the lull of summer, I.V. is again filled with students enjoying their community and ready to see some fun-filled live shows.
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