Music

In Review: ‘The Big Day’ by Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper delivered another uplifting and soulful album that will please fans and critics alike. 
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Great Outdoors, Greater Music — 9 Songs for Your Next Trip to the Mountains

So grab your gear and a 30-rack because the mountains won’t be the only thing that’s rockin’.
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The Friday Review: ‘Oasis’ by Bad Bunny and J Balvin

As far as feel-good summer releases go, the album is perfection. 
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In Review: ‘She is Coming’ by Miley Cyrus

Instead of releasing an album that appeals to industry standards, Cyrus released a work of art that is honest and raw.
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Save the Velvet Jones

If you haven’t yet had an experience at the Velvet Jones, there’s a chance you might never.
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A Brief Guide to British Rap

Despite the initial peculiarity of a posh-voice rap about dark subjects with vernacular that clashed with my American ear, I have now subscribed to the British rap scene.
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Electronic Artist Flying Lotus Continues to Evolve His Sound

Five years after the critically-acclaimed album You’re Dead!, Flying Lotus (FlyLo) returns once again with one of the most ambitious albums in recent memory.
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Hana Vu Brings a Mid-Day Escape at Storke

As a growing indie rock artist from Los Angeles, Vu started her musical career when she was signed to Luminelle Recordings during her senior year of high school.
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The Friday Review: ‘IGOR’ by Tyler, the Creator

Sonically cohesive and thematically consistent, IGOR succeeds, at once, as a breakup album, a summer vibe album, a skater album and a quintessential Tyler, the Creator album.
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Falling In Love with The Marías

With a psychedelic-soul sound, retro old Hollywood glamor and bilingual romance lyrics, The Marías have something organic and fresh that is just what we need.
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TOKiMON-STole The Show At The Hub

A monochromatic look of purple hair and purple bug-eyed sunglasses glistened in the blinding neon lights as TOKiMONSTA took the stage of the Hub.
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Playboi Carti Set to Headline Extravaganza 2019

Playboi Carti and Aminé are among an eclectic mix of artists slated to perform at Extravaganza 2019 this Sunday.
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Seven Songs for a Country Cynic

“Anything, besides country.”
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Freddie Gibbs Intoxicates Velvet Jones with Masterful Set

I have a hunch Freddie Gibbs will be staying in the pocket for some time into the foreseeable future, and hopefully he has another Santa Barbara show in store for us soon.
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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.
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