Music

Rina Sawayama’s Debut Album is a Career-Defining Project

Rina Sawayama’s debut album, “SAWAYAMA,” is finally here, and lives up to the years of hype fans have accumulated towards this project.
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Thundercat Said It Best, “It Is What It Is”

Just enough musical content for a simple drive around town or a walk with a dog, Thundercat managed to condense his entire album into a 37-minute masterpiece.
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The Strokes’ (and the World’s) New Abnormal

Perfect for our new abnormal way of living, the Strokes have come to cure our quarantine depression by releasing their first album in seven years.
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Track Review: “The One” by The Lemon Twigs

The Twigs always serve their indie rock style meshed with ‘70s pop glam, and they have already proven they will continue to do so on future projects.
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Tracks of the Month: March 2020

Need some new songs for your quarantine playlist? Look no further!
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Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” Blends Past and Present, Brilliantly

On “Future Nostalgia," Lipa carefully constructs her sound around ‘80s pop and brings it to the present, embracing retro trends while putting a fresh perspective on them. 
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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.
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Track Review: “Stupid Love” by Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has returned after a four-year gap since her last studio album with a new hyper-addictive track, “Stupid Love."
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White Reaper Wakes Up Santa Barbara With Concert at SOhO

Recently, White Reaper, a Kentucky-based quintet rock band, headlined a concert at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club downtown along with supporting acts The Aquadolls and Native Sun.
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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.
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Gauchos Crowd The Hub for Battle of the Bands 2020

Yung Fuzz, Pretty Cheeky, Closeout and Tastegood all showed up to The Hub last Thursday to prove themselves as worthy contenders among the long list of other prestigious bands in town.
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The Consequences of Pursuing Art: “Miss Anthropocene” by Grimes

In “Miss Anthropocene,” Grimes explores the consequences of the pursuit of art by personifying her self-destructive tendencies.
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In Review: “Man Alive!” by King Krule

British underground indie idol King Krule delivers “Man Alive!”: an unfiltered album raw with depression and disillusionment.
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In Review: “The Slow Rush” by Tame Impala

After a handful of singles sprinkled throughout the months leading up to its release, “The Slow Rush”  has finally arrived.
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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.
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