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Concert Review: Ringo Starr


Review of Ringo Starr at the Santa Barbara Bowl, 7/12/14.

Concert Review: Richard Thompson


Review of Richard Thompson at the Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, 7/11/14.

Concert Review: Joan Baez, Indigo Girls


Review of Joan Baez and The Indigo Girls at the Santa Barbara Bowl, 7/2/14.

Concert Review: World Party


Review of World Party at SOhO, Santa Barbara, 6/28/14.

Concert Review: Gladys Knight


Review of Gladys Knight at the Chumash Casino, 6/12/14.

Concert Review: Merle Haggard


Review of Merle Haggard at the Chumash Casino, 6/5/14.

Concert Review: Stephen Stills


Review of Stephen Stills at the Granada Theatre, 5/24/14.

Concert Review: The National


Review of The National and Portugal. The Man at the Santa Barbara Bowl, 4/25/14.

Concert Review: Bryan Ferry


Review of Bryan Ferry at the Santa Barbara Bowl, 4/19/14.

Concert Review: Pet Shop Boys


Review of the Pet Shop Boys at the Majestic Ventura Theater, 4/11/14.

Concert Review: Beck


Review of Beck at the Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara, 4/9/14.

Concert Review: Rock Against MS


Review of Rock Against MS at the Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, 3/26/14.

Concert Review: Kenny Rogers


Review of Kenny Rogers at the Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, 3/20/14.

Concert Review: Burt Bacharach


Review of Burt Bacharach at the Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, 3/6/14.

Concert Review: Pat Metheny


Review of Pat Metheney at the Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, 2/26/14.

Review: Gardens & Villa, Chris Thile, Matisyahu, Furay & Messina


Review of Gardens & Villa at SOhO (2/8/14), Chris Thile at the Lobero Theatre (2/11/14), Matisyahu at Velvet Jones (2/12/14), and Richie Furay and Jim Messina at the Lobero Theatre (2/15/14).

Review: Alan Parsons talks about The Beatles


Review of Alan Parsons talking about working with The Beatles, plus screening of first appearance of The Beatles on Ed Sullivan, 2/9/14, Carpinteria Plaza Playhouse Theater.

Concert Review: Brian Setzer Orchestra

Review of Brian Setzer Orchestra, 12/19/13, Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez.

Concert Review: Jeff Tweedy

Review of Jeff Tweedy, 12/13/13, Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara.

Concert Review: Notes For Notes Benefit Concert, with Slash

Review of Notes For Notes Benefit Concert, 12/6/13, Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara. With Slash, Robert Randolph, Alan Parsons, Don Felder, and more.

Concert Review: Alice Cooper

Review of Alice Cooper, 11/21/13, Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez.

Concert Review: Bonnie Bramlett and Friends

Review of Bonnie Bramlett with Rosemary Butler, Tata Vega, Carl Graves, Eddie Tuduri, Edward James Olmos, and more, 9/28/12, Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara.

Concert Review: Meat Puppets, Quasi, Bill Callahan

Review of the Meat Puppets 11/8/13, Quasi 11/14/13, and Bill Callahan, 11/15/13, all at SOhO, Santa Barbara.

Concert Review: Buddy Guy

Review of Buddy Guy at Campbell Hall, with Quinn Sullivan, 11/5/13.

Concert Review: The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala

Review of The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala at the Santa Barbara Bowl, 11/1/13.

Concert Review: Atoms for Peace, 2013

Review of Atoms for Peace at the Santa Barbara Bowl, 10/17/13.

Concert Review: John Fogerty

Review of John Fogerty at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles, 10/11/13.

Concert Review: The Avett Brothers

Review of The Avett Brothers at the Santa Barbara Bowl, 10/10/13.

Concert Review: World’s Greatest Teen Idols

Review of World’s Greatest Teen Idols (David Cassidy, Micky Dolenz, Peter Noon) at the Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, 10/3/13.

Concert Review: Depeche Mode

Review of Depeche Mode at the Santa Barbara Bowl, 9/24/13.

Concert Review: Dr. John

Review of Dr. John at the Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, 9/20/13.

Concert Review: fun.

Review of fun. at the Santa Barbara Bowl, 9/7/13.

Concert Review: Heart

Review of Heart and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience at the Santa Barbara Bowl, 8/27/13.

Concert Review: The Postal Service

Review of The Postal Service at the Santa Barbara Bowl, 7/20/13.

Concert Review: Steely Dan

Review of Steely Dan at the Santa Barbara Bowl, 8/20/13.

Concert Review: The Blasters

Review of The Blasters in Santa Barbara, 6/29/13.

Concert Review: Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters

Review of Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters, Santa Barbara Bowl, 6/28/13.

Concert Review: Zavalaz

Review of Zavalaz at SOhO, Santa Barbara, 6/19/13.

Concert Review: Yngwie Malmsteen

Review of Yngwie Malmsteen, Majestic Ventura Theater, 5/12/13.

Concert Review: Devendra Banhart

Review of Devendra Banhart, SOhO, Santa Barbara, 5/11/13.

Concert Review: Built to Spill

Review of Built to Spill, SOhO, Santa Barbara, 5/1/13.

Review: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Review of Neil deGrasse Tyson, Granada Theatre, 5/2/13.

Concert Review: Danzig with Doyle

Review of Danzig with Doyle, Majestic Ventura Theater, 4/28/13.

Concert Review: Enjoying the Coachella Spillover

Review of Coachella 2013 bands playing near Santa Barbara:

  • Arlo Guthrie (Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, 4/15/13, didn’t play at Coachella)

  • The Japandroids (Velvet Jones, Santa Barbara, 4/15/13)

  • Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine (SLO Brewing, San Luis Obispo, 4/16/13)

  • Johnny Marr (Santa Barbara Bowl, 4/18/13)

  • New Order (Santa Barbara Bowl, 4/18/13)

  • Dinosaur Jr. (Velvet Jones, Santa Barbara, 4/18/13)

  • Sigur Ros (Santa Barbara Bowl, 4/19/13)

  • The Gaslight Anthem (Majestic Ventura Theater, 4/20/13)

  • Concert Review: Bobby McFerrin

    Review of Bobby McFerrin, Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, 4/2/13.

    Concert Review: Jeff Mangum at the Lobero

    Review of Jeff Mangum, Lobero Theatre, 3/25/13.

    Concert Review: The Specials

    Review of The Specials, Majestic Ventura Theater, 3/22/13.

    Concert Review: Dave Mason

    Review of Dave Mason, Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, 3/9/13.

    Concert Review: Freebo and Jerry Donahue

    Review of Freebo and Jerry Donahue, Live Oak Universalist Congregation / Song Tree, Santa Barbara, 2/9/13.

    Performance Review: William Shatner

    Review of William Shatner at the Arlington Theatre, 1/18/13.