Music

Electro-Rock Duo Plays I.V. First Fridays and Incites Nostalgia

Polka-dotted couches and yellow Christmas lights adorned People’s Park, the spot of Isla Vista First Fridays’ kickoff concert celebrating “live music, culture, art and food” on Nov. 14. The ev...
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Cirque de Freq Proves Itself as an Antidote from I.V. Halloween

On Halloween night, thousands of students fled Isla Vista to get their kicks in places where noise ordinances, Orwellian police density and the sort of people that stay in Isla Vista for Halloween are...
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On the Prowl for a Ripe Sound ft. Tennis and Solange Knowles

    There’s an exclusive thrill that comes with discovering obscure artists with a fresh and ripe sound. It provides a vital break from mainstream music. As appealing as Nicki Minaj’s an...
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Vibing with Kanye’s Newest Protégé: Theophilus London Comes Out with Album

          You might not know who Theophilus (thee-off-ill-iss) London is, but Kanye West does. It’s hard to pin down the Brooklyn-raised crooner in any one category; he’s ...
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5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Taylor Swift’s New Album, “1989”

  Whether it’s dancing in the car with my friends or crying alone in my room, Taylor Swift’s music has been getting me through the up and downs of my life since I was a pre-teen and still lis...
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The Blue Boy on Our Minds: Mac DeMarco Coming to the Hub

  Mac DeMarco is the shit. That may seem like an obnoxiously, overconfident statement but it’s not really an easy task to describe someone who feels like he could be an old childhood friend. A ...
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Why You Should Buy a Ticket for Foster the People This Saturday

  Foster the People is playing the Santa Barbara Bowl this Saturday, Nov. 15. Here are three and a half reasons why you should go buy your ticket.   Because You Love Them. Let’s face it, F...
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Sugar Skulls & Sweet Beats: HARD Day of the Dead’s Resurrection

For some, Halloween is the time of year for soliciting houses in every cul-de-sac of your suburban town for candy, dressed only in the finest socially acceptable white sheets. For others, it’s a tim...
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Creature Carnival ft. Beats Antique to Come to L.A.

Looking to get weird this weekend? Look no further. This Saturday at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in L.A., world fusion and electronic music group Beats Antique will be headlining the last le...
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Hear I.V.: Talented Pianist Joins in on I.V. Jam Session

I’m swimming through the streets of IV on my fixie and the cacophony of the undulating music blended by the town’s residents is harsh. This is a daily experience that intrigues me so much that I h...
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Exclusive Interview with Margo Rey: Singer Songwriter Shares Life Lessons

“According to my mother, I sang as an infant,” Margo Rey, a singer-songwriter reigning from Arlington, Texas, revealed to me when our interview began. “My very first live performance was when I ...
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Día de los Muertos Celebration: Where Music Brought People Back to Life

While some of you were out scouting parties on DP this Halloween weekend, the real celebration took place at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Some of the hottest contemporary Latin bands and DJs killed it onst...
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Young the Giant Plays Thunderdome in Diapers for Halloween Show

It was a dark and rainy night. The first dark and rainy night in many, many months, actually. And on this dark and rainy night of all nights, Young the Giant came to perform at the Thunderdome. My pil...
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Joshua Bell’s Singing Violin Wows The Granada

Swaying, dipping and stomping, Jewish-American violinist Joshua Bell engaged the audience with a passionate delivery, earning roaring cheers of admiration and standing ovations. On Tuesday, Oct. 28, U...
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Giraffage, Thomas Jack and Pineapples Brought Together at The Cool Off

I entered the outdoor space behind EOS lounge in downtown Santa Barbara through a narrow entrance in the side and found a tropical playground. Organized by RedEye Presents, The Cool Off — featuring ...
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