At the end of each calendar month, Artsweek takes a look at new tracks that stood out and made a place in our playlists.
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For fans of the xx’s previous work, this album keeps their atmospheric instrumentation and their oft-touched themes of love and loneliness.
All in all, 2016 was one hell of a year. And, as with any particularly tumultuous time, it left us with some amazing music.
If you were a victim of the Turkey Drop, the excitement of seeing your significant other back home after months away at college turned to crying by a leftover turkey sandwich when they said it wasn’...
There was something pure of the way Case poured her heart into her own words, making them echo against the walls of Campbell hall with intention.
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.
For the past 50 years, Baez — a dedicated social activist — has explored forms of social expression through her music.
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.
Let’s cling to our technology, put our earphones on and reflect on politically aware songs of the past and present.
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...