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The Friday Review: Ventura by Anderson .Paak

For the fans who fell in love with the soulful grooves and dynamic lyricism of the Malibu era, I have some good news: Anderson .Paak is back, and he is better than ever.
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Six Great Music Festivals That Are Not Coachella

Perhaps you didn’t want to contribute to Coachella’s extremely conservative revenue allocation but are still longing for a few nights of music-laden excitement. Here are a few festivals that you s...
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Rüfüs Du Sol Comes to SB Ahead of Sunny Coachella Set

Fresh off the release of their third album, Solace, Rüfüs Du Sol delivered an exciting performance in which fans of all ages could dance and let loose at this stop in their current world tour.
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Jaboukie Young-White Illuminates I.V. Theater

Young-White’s stand-up was not only uproariously funny but filled with wisdom about parental acceptance, persistence, the mark of success and civil discourse.
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Eight Blazin’ 4/20 Movies

To commemorate this stoner holiday, here’s a list of movies about weed and its related adventures, perfect for a night spent with the munchies.
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Kevin Abstract’s ‘ARIZONA baby’ Is a Mixed Bag

If you like Kevin Abstract’s work, particularly his solo martial, give ARIZONA baby a listen.
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TroyBoi and JPEGMAFIA Shake the Thunderdome

This year, The Warm Up featured electronic music artist TroyBoi and special guest JPEGMAFIA for their sold-out, Gauchos-only event in the Thunderdome.
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‘Hi This Is Flume’ Arrives in Time for Spring

In the end, Hi This Is Flume speaks true to its name. This is what Flume is. It's the raw and organic feeling of hearing a sound for the very first time.
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Comedian Jaboukie Young-White to Bring Standup to I.V.

In an era that demands political activism, Young-White’s brand of comedy is hitting the mark day after day. So do yourself a favor and come see him in action on April 18 in I.V. Theater.
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In Photos | The Warm Up, with JPEGMAFIA & TroyBoi

The Warm Up and Deltopia take place on the same day each year during the first Saturday of spring quarter.
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Looking Through the Glassbox: 50% Off All Swimwear

50% Off All Swimwear, a collaborative show by Serene Blumenthal and Thomas Stoeckinger, made its debut in the Glassbox, featuring a multimedia exhibition of sculptures, videos and found objects.
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Your New Best “Twen”: Noontime Jamming Beneath Storke

With humble beginnings on the East Coast, Twen released their first album, Twen Live, in March 2017, which is comprised of five vintage-feeling tracks.
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Night Lovell’s ‘GOODNIGHT LOVELL’: A Trip to Grim Realities

In GOODNIGHT LOVELL, the Canadian rapper delivers the dark, ominous sound he is known for with a noticeable variation in production, vocal effects and storytelling from his prior work.
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Snarky Puppy Makes Their Santa Barbara Debut

As winter comes to an end, the eclectic award-winning jazz-fusion group Snarky Puppy performed in Santa Barbara for the first time after 12,000+ performances in six continents since their formation.
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The Joffrey Presents: Not Your Grandma’s Ballet

Each piece challenged the conventional notions of ballet as an art form and left smiles plastered on the faces of the attendees (even that of the most chagrined Dance 45 student).
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