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Songs to Carry You Through Hard Times

The Middle East’s Lush acoustic song starts us off on a high note, building to a higher crescendo and putting you in the mood to sit back and listen to some tunes.
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The Friday Review: This Old Dog by Mac Demarco

Mac’s attitude toward love has evolved as well. Rather than his past approach of charming the listener into a false fantasy of love, here he has been through enough of it to have a better understand...
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Extravaganza ’17 Coming to Harder Stadium Sunday

UCSB’s A.S. Program Board will hold its 38th annual Extravaganza festival this Sunday at Harder Stadium all day, from 1-7 p.m., with headliners Schoolboy Q, Tinashe and GRiZ.
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Beloved Cartoon ‘Samurai Jack’ Comes and Goes

The show made its long-awaited return in March. But the show’s return is also indicative of a current trend in the television landscape: the appeal to nostalgia.
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Syrian DJ Omar Souleyman Brings Beats to UCSB

The Middle East Ensemble typically highlights many regional music styles, but, in honor of Souleyman, they focused a bit more on the musical selections of Syria.
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The Friday Review: Humanz by Gorillaz

Fans expect a Gorillaz album to play into the idea of the virtual band, and this album did not have that level of immersion that previous projects did.
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Master Storyteller David Sedaris Returns to SB

In his typical fashion, Sedaris walked onto the stage wearing a suit, jacket and shorts stitched together out of other shorts, which he claimed he picked up in Tokyo. Right from the start, he began hi...
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‘Guardians of Galaxy Vol. 2’ Is Good But Obvious

Long story short: “Guardians of the Galaxy” was alright. While I commend Marvel’s efforts to introduce unknown superheroes to a wider audience, the film still fell into the standard, stale Marve...
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Old Crow Medicine Show Plays Classics for Granada

All of these links between Dylan and Old Crow Medicine Show were certainly evident in their performance, though they did not let the style of the original record constrain them to being mere imitators...
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Schoolboy Q Set to Headline Extravaganza 2017

Listed below are the artists who were confirmed to be performing musical acts at this year’s Extravaganza this afternoon at Storke Plaza.
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‘VEEP’ Provides Humorous, Fresh Take on Politics

Overall, while those at “VEEP” may work to keep their real-world critiques absent from the show, in order to maintain an undivided audience, the real world political landscape is almost inevitably...
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MCA Project Brings Modern Art to Santa Barbara

“Runaway” serves as a beacon for curious Isla Vista residents, bringing them together to appreciate art and to provoke discussion.
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‘High Fidelity’ Tackles Sex, Manipulation and Rock and Roll

The cast of Out of the Box Theatre Company in Santa Barbara took their closing night bows to a full house on Friday, March 28, for their stunning and high-energy performance of “High Fidelity,” a ...
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Tracks of the Month: April 2017

Following a controversial Fox News sample invalidating his lyrical effectiveness, Kendrick's "DNA." is a fierce declaration of war that rattles the musical and political world to its very core.
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The Friday Review: Playboi Carti by Playboi Carti

If Frank Ocean can indulge in Carti’s sound guilt-free, anyone can be driven to the pleasure-filled land of production excellency, designer brands and jewelry pieces found on Carti’s tape.
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