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Monterey Jazz Brings Campbell to Life

The air was still and brimming with excited anticipation in Campbell Hall on Thursday night. A group of five men stood onstage with their silent instruments, illuminated by an outline of red light. Qu...
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Winter Wonder Drag at UCSB

If David Bowie taught us anything, it was to always strive to be the artistic, sexy, alluring and flamboyant humans we are. And with Mr. Bowie’s recent passing (moment of silence for my still-aching...
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Beach Punks Surfer Blood Rock SOhO

My first time attempting to find downtown Santa Barbara’s SOhO music club proved to be more difficult than I thought it would. As I wandered down State Street in the frigid, 45-degree weather, I tho...
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BoomBox Headed to SOhO

  BoomBox is a band featuring Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux. The pair act as producers, songwriters and DJs of their electronic-centric group. Their music blends rock and electronic beats ...
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Preview: XYLO, FMLYBND at Velvet Jones

While there is so much music that enters this world, very few of the artists behind the music get the recognition that they deserve. XYLO is a pair of the numerous musicians rising from the shadows, g...
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Brazilian Girls To Come to SOhO

Hailing from a city across the country from Isla Vista, the band Brazilian Girls will be swinging downtown Santa Barbara this Saturday, Jan. 16. Interestingly enough, the band members have no roots ba...
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Tarush Mohanti / Daily Nexus

Kurupt Brings the G-Funk Back to Velvet Jones

“Every single person in this club could beat me up.” This was my first experience with the Velvet Jones. I was immediately greeted with a spotlight glare glinting off of some guy’s grills. The c...
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Dirtybird’s Shiba San Takes Over SOhO

With a silent wish for my bike’s safety as it sat locked up outside of 7-Eleven overnight, I hopped onto the crowded party bus headed downtown to see Shiba San light up SOhO Restaurant & Music C...
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FMLYBND’s ‘Hearts On Fire’ In Review

This Friday, FMLYBND is set to release their highly anticipated new EP, Hearts on Fire. In their first bulk release since 2014’s Back to Life, Isla Vista’s own FMLYBND continues to bust genres. So...
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Cat Power’s “Moon Pix”

Joanna Newsom’s latest triumph, Divers, has secured its role as one of the best female alternative albums of the year. 17 years prior, a relatively similar album captured the hearts of many: Cat Pow...
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David Bowie Has Passed Away

Music legend David Bowie has passed away from cancer at the age of 69.
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Surfer Blood Coming to SOhO

Despite the abundance of recent California rain, you can still jam to music intended for 90-degree weather. Beach rockers Surfer Blood will take the stage on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at SOhO Music Club in Dow...
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Kurupt To Come to Velvet Jones

After the release of last year’s “Straight Outta Compton,” public interest in the G-funk era is at its highest in over a decade. Along with industry titans Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, Kurupt was one...
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Shiba San To Come to SOhO

Many thump. Such house. Wow. All these words can describe the experience of listening to Shiba San, the enigmatic French DJ whose dirty basslines have garnered him a momentous rise in recognition over...
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SnowGlobe Remains Top New Year’s Festival

Every winter season at the edge of the upcoming new year, college students and devoted electronic music enthusiasts pack up their warmest layers of clothing and journey to the white glistening snow of...
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