Dance in the Age of COVID-19

For UC Santa Barbara’s dance majors, virtual classes are uncharted territory and have left many of them struggling to find their footing.
read more

Steve Aoki Brings the (Virtual) Rave to You

Isla Vista’s favorite DJ, Steve Aoki, brought the rave to everyone’s living rooms this past Sunday night for a one-and-a-half-hour-long live set streamed straight from his Las Vegas mansion. 
read more

Tracks of the Month: April 2020

Here's a list of Artsweek's favorite new tracks from April 2020!
read more

DaBaby Takes the Heat on “BLAME IT ON BABY”

“BLAME IT ON BABY” sees DaBaby try to emulate the success he found with his first two projects by leaning on his signature aggressive vocals and sardonic flow.
read more

In Review: “After Hours” by The Weeknd

New listeners can revel in a melancholic sound that they may not be familiar with yet, and long-time fans can take comfort in the fact that The Weeknd has not really lost sight of who he is after all.
read more

Bad Bunny Does What He Wants On “YHLQMDLG”

Bad Bunny, who grew up with aspirations to become the Daddy Yankee of his time, has undeniably altered the landscape of the genre with his commitment to stay true to his craft.
read more

A 17-Track Love Letter: “Changes” by Justin Bieber

“Changes” shows off an incredibly mature and refined sound never before heard from the pop megastar.
read more

Grammys 2020: Just How Relevant Is “Music’s Biggest Night”?

Ticketed as “music’s biggest night,” the annual Grammy Awards returns on Sunday, Jan. 26, to crown this year’s winners.
read more

In Review: “Fine Line” by Harry Styles

The record has received considerable social media buzz because, well, it is Harry Styles, but has the newly minted rock star truly delivered?
read more

Tracks of the Month: October 2019

Check out this list of October's tracks of the month for some new recommendations to add to your handy-dandy Spotify playlist!
read more

The Significance of “Industry Plants” in the Music Community

Coined by the hip-hop community, "industry plant" is most often used to undermine an artist as being nothing more than a pawn in a record label’s quest for industry domination.
read more

The Friday Review: ‘Oasis’ by Bad Bunny and J Balvin

As far as feel-good summer releases go, the album is perfection. 
read more

Playboi Carti Headlines Extravaganza 2019

Despite the less than ideal queue to enter the venue, the event was complete with a sweeping lineup that appealed to a wide range of music lovers and time with friends under the sun.
read more

Recapping Undergraduate Research Week

Undergraduate Research Week was a culmination of students’ hard work and dedication to their research projects over several quarters.
read more

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.
read more