‘Sad Girl Indie’: the complex women behind the label

The culture that has evolved around 'sad girls' is one that seems to glamorize the sadness these women and femme artists are experiencing.
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Tracks of the month: September 2022

Here are some of our Artsweek writers' favorite tracks from September!
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Student-run art organizations to support or join

Here’s an introduction to some of the various art-related organizations you can support or join on campus or in Isla Vista. 
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“Sounds of Isla Vista”: A look into the I.V. music scene

“Long live the IV music scene” declares the bio of a recently created go-to resource for I.V. concert lovers: the @soundsofiv Instagram page, which has gained over 3,000 followers in less than a y...
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Tracks of the Month: June 2022

Start your summer off right with these newly released songs from June picked by the Artsweek’s staff!
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Daily Nexus “Best Of” Winners 2021-22

The Nexus surveys the UCSB student community annually to pick the best locations and services within the local area based on voting through a Google Form. The winners of our survey are listed here.
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A$AP Ferg, Dayglow and Valentino Khan Headline Extravaganza 2022

On May 15, UCSB students made their way to Harder Stadium to watch rapper A$AP Ferg, indie-pop band Dayglow and disc jockey Valentino Khan perform, free of charge. 
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SBIFF 2022: Outstanding Directors of the Year Award

This year’s event honoring the filmmakers was one of the first events that marked the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s return to in-person attendance.
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In Conversation With Mixed-Media Performance Artist ALOK

ALOK shared their insights on art-making, fashion and personal connections and journey with the Nexus during their visit. 
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UCSB Alumnus THREEZERO Releases Debut Album

With a newly released album, “SEEING DOUBLE,” Santa Barbara musician THREEZERO is making strides with an ever-evolving sound.
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Art, Design & Architecture Museum Reopens Its Doors

After more than a year of being shuttered, UC Santa Barbara’s Art, Design & Architecture Museum reopened on Sept. 25 to showcase three new in-person exhibitions.
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Announcement of “Deltopia” Film Is Met With Community Backlash

The opinions of actual UC Santa Barbara students and I.V. community members have undermined the directors’ “as honest as possible” approach.
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In Review: Tyler, The Creator Has No Problem Finding Himself on “CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST”

On his sixth studio album, Tyler manages to strike a balance and does so with self-assurance.
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Extravaganza 2021: UCSB Welcomes Comedian Hasan Minhaj

Minhaj brought his witty spirit as he discussed representation in the media industry, encouraged students to bet on themselves and started a riveting discourse on Oprah Winfrey.
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SBIFF 2021: Four Filmmakers Win The Outstanding Directors Of The Year Award

The award ceremony celebrated four filmmakers who “pushed the boundaries in their storytelling and created films that showcase the art of filmmaking at its best.”
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