Music

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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In Review: Lunar Vacation Cultivate Indie Pop Bliss on “Inside Every Fig is a Dead Wasp”

Lunar Vacation have finally dropped their anticipated full-length debut album, “Inside Every Fig is a Dead Wasp,” which takes their dreamy, layered aesthetic and elevates it to new levels.
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In Review: Pop Princess Taylor Swift Paints the Town Red With “Red (Taylor’s Version)”

“Red (Taylor’s Version)” is a re-recording of her fourth studio album “Red,” and it’s not surprising that it’s even better than when it first came out. 
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In Review: Beach House Releases the First Chapter of Their Upcoming Album “Once Twice Melody”

At midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 10, Baltimore-based musical duo Beach House sent their fans into a sublime trance with the release of the first chapter of their upcoming album, “Once Twice Melody.”
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In Review: ABBA Returns To Deliver More Polished Pop Anthems

After 40 years of downtime, demand from fans and numerous pushbacks, ABBA’s ninth album, “Voyage,” was released last Friday.
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On This Day: A Tribe Called Quest’s “Midnight Marauders,” Rap’s Most Uplifting Classic Album

A Tribe Called Quest's third studio album, “Midnight Marauders,” is the pinnacle of their fun style and has stood the test of time as a never-ending party inviting all to join. 
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Delirium 2021: Rappers Denzel Curry and Doechii Light Up Storke Plaza

Doechii and Denzel Curry both showcased their remarkable talent and versatility as musicians and the ebullient crowd that descended upon Storke Plaza demonstrated, as always, that UCSB does it better.
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Artsweek on Spotify: Study Tunes To Get Through Midterm Season

I found that I can be productive with my studying while listening to music with words, so I present to you a little collection of songs I enjoy listening to while studying. 
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Dream Through the End of the World With Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Banisters”

The record is so calming and beautiful that if you were to fall asleep to it, you would dream beautiful dreams.
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Artsweek on Spotify: October Tracks of the Month

As we say goodbye to October, the Artsweek staff selected some of the best new releases to drop in the past month!
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Artsweek On Spotify: Spooky Halloween Bangers Throughout the Years

From orchestral compositions to heavy metal classics to hip-hop collaborations, the exploration of horror through music is ubiquitous in every genre of music.
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In Review: Want Self Esteem? Listen to Her New Album, “Prioritise Pleasure”

Taylor’s taken on the task of combining bold, brash pop music with piercing and honest lyrics, and on “Prioritise Pleasure,” it all comes together.
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Wilco and Faye Webster Hit the Stage at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Following a nearly two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeff Tweedy and his bandmates hit the road again to finish out the West Coast leg of the “Ode to Joy” tour.
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Artsweek on Spotify: Tracks To Add to Your Playlist This Autumn Season

Here's Artsweek's selection of tracks for the autumn season!
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Coco & Clair Clair Take the Stage for UCSB’s First In-Person Concert

Rising Atlanta pop-rap duo Coco & Clair Clair electrified Storke Plaza for the first in-person concert at UC Santa Barbara since before the pandemic.
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