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The Last Hip-Hop Festival of 2019: Rolling Loud Los Angeles

Rolling Loud returned to Los Angeles for its third time, keeping its reputation as one of the most aggressive rap music festivals in existence.
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In Review: “Fine Line” by Harry Styles

The record has received considerable social media buzz because, well, it is Harry Styles, but has the newly minted rock star truly delivered?
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“The White Card” Draws Packed House to UCSB Studio Theater

“The White Card” first made headlines earlier this year when tickets for its debut performance nearly sold out in New York, and its recent first showing at UC Santa Barbara’s Studio Theater drew...
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Batcave Sessions: Jakob Akira

Jakob Akira stopped by the Batcave to serenade us with some sweet acoustics. 
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Your New Best Friend: How Ashe’s Indie Pop Breaks the Fourth Wall

“I’d rather be hated for who I am than waste it on giving a damn” was the motto of the tour, and Ashe enticed the crowd at the beginning of the song “In Disguise” to preach the words along w...
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In Photos | SLAYER, The Final Campaign

Thrash metal legends SLAYER performed two back to back shows at The Forum in Los Angeles this past weekend, bringing its final world tour to a fiery finish.
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Slayer Bids Farewell at The Forum

A legion of fans vested in thrash metal uniform stormed The Forum in Los Angeles this past weekend for what would be Slayer’s final live performance.
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The Honeysticks Sweeten Storke Plaza

The Honeysticks recently lit up Storke Plaza with some of their distinctive indie-rock music, playing for over an hour and bringing much-needed good vibes to campus.
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Five Artists You Would’ve Rather Seen at Camp Flog Gnaw Than Drake

At this point, we’ve all heard what went down with Drake at Camp Flog Gnaw.
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Local I.V. Bands Ignite Um…Magazine Benefit Concert

Um...Magazine was able to do what it does best and bring talents from various backgrounds together for a good ol’ fashioned indie rock mosh.
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Biko Sees Big Turnout at Open Mic Night

Despite the fact that there's nowhere to park your bike at Biko, there was a full house with people pouring out of the garage.
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Launch Pad Brings an Exciting Performance of “What Martha Did” to UCSB

Launch Pad’s latest production, “What Martha Did,” hit UC Santa Barbara’s Performing Arts Theater this past weekend.
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Eyedress, Satchy and Apollo Soul: Fusing Rock and Soul Under Storke Tower

The night was a testament to the power of mellow rock and good vibes.
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In Review: “Pony” by Rex Orange County

Released in late October by Sony Music Entertainment, Rex Orange County’s third LP, “Pony,” graduates from the homespun, DIY aesthetic that characterized his earlier work.
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10 Songs for Your (Soon-To-Be) Ex

Who doesn’t like a good song recommendation by their (soon-to-be ex) significant other?
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