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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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Coachella 2017: In Review

No matter how big you look in that photo, at Coachella you’re a drop in a wave.
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‘Raging Bull’ Takes on Violence with Movie Magic

Ultimately, it is the makeup that not only shows the brutal effect of the violence on screen but also traces LaMotta’s life through the 23 years used to account his rise and fall.
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The Regrettes Bring Beach Punk to Velvet Jones

You might think from my description of the show that The Regrettes is a band of veteran rockers, but you would be wrong. None of them are even seniors in high school.
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Travis Scott’s Birds Eye View Soars Over SB Bowl

Scott, as a performer, was up to his usual standard, as he screamed every lyric with ease and moved quickly around the stage with high energy.
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Two Door Cinema Club Brings Spring to Santa Barbara

Jack Garratt, Grouplove and Two Door Cinema Club used their enthusiastic presences to entertain an amphitheater of dancing wine moms, and college kids who wanted to re-live their Tumblr indie years.
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‘Edge of Seventeen’ Showcases Realistic Teen Angst

With her character’s personal problems well established, Steinfeld is able to convey the struggles experienced by average high school students, showing passionate emotions on screen.
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Phantogram Performs Haunting Indie-Pop at Arlington

Phantogram brought an impressive set to the Arlington, incorporating a plethora of sounds from their various influences and inspirations.
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RL Grime Soundtracks A Sunny Deltopia Weekend

Last Saturday’s hosting of heavy trap DJ RL Grime was a clear attempt to keep kids off the streets of I.V. during Deltopia; the students responded with immense praise.
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Homeshake Brings Silky Sounds to Storke

Homeshake does not boast a sound that is daytime-ready, but nonetheless, the soulful melodies were pleasantly warm.
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Evan Tan: In Living Color

Rather than hiding in the darkness, Tan has a penchant for illuminating the world with saturated color.
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The Ghost in the Hollow Shell of a Movie

“Ghost in the Shell” also tries to distract you from the shortcomings of its plot by shoving enough holograms in your face to make you see binary code.
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The Friday Review: More Life by Drake

From rap to R&B to dancehall, he does it all on More Life, and he does it well.
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