Music

Massive Attack and TV on the Radio Deliver More than Just Music at SB Bowl

Last Friday, Oct. 17, Santa Barbara was graced by another pleasant evening with a beautifully clear, vibrant sunset. A cool breeze blew through the city’s Bowl, setting an extremely comfortable atmo...
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Modern Crowd vs. XXYYXX: Marcel Everett’s Show in Santa Ana Met Mixed Reactions

After years of waiting and ample missed opportunities, I finally caught a live performance of the young prodigal DJ who goes by XXYYXX (real name, Marcel Everett) last Thursday, Oct. 16 at The Observa...
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Cage the Elephant Throws Private Show and Sweat onto the Funk Zone

On Wednesday Oct. 15, Cage the Elephant defined themselves as the performance band of our generation. Filmed at The Artists Den in the Funk Zone as part of a PBS television series, the private show wa...
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Getting To Know North of Nine

Artsweek reporter Heeba Kaleem sat down with Guthy and guitarist Michael O’Grady to get the scoop on the band’s origins, hair obsessions and what it’s like to work under a manager like Randy Jac...
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Lorde of the Dance: Lorde Plays SB Bowl

“There’s a humming in the restless summer air,” she began. Then she danced.
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New Noise Conference & Music Fest Picks

Next week, New Noise Conference & Music Festival will infiltrate all of the music venue hotspots in downtown Santa Barbara with a kickass California cool lineup.
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Getting Hard for Hard Day of the Dead

Yep, Halloween season (aka the most outrageous party holiday) is about to be back in full force and so is the biggest Halloween party in Southern California: Hard Day of the Dead.
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Beatles Mania Festival to Hit L.A.

In 1964, seven days before Valentine’s Day, a flight from London arrived in John F Kennedy airport in New York that would change the course of American pop culture forever.
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Pop Punk Band To Play Velvet Jones

Hailing from Walnut Creek, California, The Story So Far have quickly gained lots of attention in the pop punk scene. The band, formed in 2007 and composed of Parker Cannon (vocals), Kevin Geyer (guita...
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Lorde To Play Santa Barbara Bowl

Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor is coming to Santa Barbara tonight!
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3LAU Turns Up Storke Plaza

Justin Blau, better known as 3LAU (pronounced Blau), was a smash hit at Saturday night’s Welcome Back Concert put on by A.S. Program Board.
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Treasure Island to Deliver a Music Festival without Scheduling Conflicts

When the words “Treasure Island” are uttered my mind invokes two distinct images: Johnny Depp sporting copious amounts of eyeliner and dark grungy pirate garb, and the man-made island that is conf...
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Tony Bennett Show Gets Cancelled Due to Blackout

State Street had an impressive crowd of some 1,500 80-year olds in the street in front of the Granada Theatre last night, but the air was not one of delight. Duly anticipating a show by the legendary ...
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Top Picks for Santa Barbara Bowl This Fall

Then there’s the Santa Barbara Bowl, the 4,562-seat amphitheater which is playing Lorde, Ray LaMontagne, Hall and Oates and Foster the People this fall season.
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Local Natives Headline Way Over Yonder

Legends of LA’s traffic abound far and wide, yet the drive down PCH to Santa Monica’s Way Over Yonder festival was shockingly painless on its opening day.
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