RECOMMENDED SHOWS

Recommended Shows

Music Illuminati’s recommendations for upcoming concerts in Santa Barbara and beyond.

Santa Barbara area shows

8/8 – Young the Giant, Fitz and the Tantrums @ Santa Barbara Bowl

8/11 – Bob James, David Sanborn, and Marcus Miller @ Granada Theatre – Interview with David Sanborn

8/15 – The Original Wailers @ Fremont Theater (San Luis Obispo) – Interview with Al Anderson before a previous concert

8/16 – Don McLean @ Libbey Bowl (Ojai) – Interview with Don McLean

8/17 – Cat Power @ Lobero Theatre

8/18 – Fabulous Thunderbirds @ Fremont Theater (SLO) – Interview with Kim Wilson before a previous concert

8/22 – Dave Alvin @ The Siren (Morro Bay) – Interview with Dave Alvin before a previous concert, Review of a previous concert

8/23 – Tower of Power @ Libbey Bowl – Interview with Emilio Castillo before a previous concert, Review of a previous concert

8/24 – Avett Brothers @ Santa Barbara Bowl – Review of a previous concert

8/24 – Justin Hayward @ Majestic Ventura Theater – Review of a previous Moody Blues concert

8/25 – Kris Kristofferson @ Libbey Bowl – Review of a previous Kris Kristofferson concert

8/25 – Iration @ Santa Barbara Bowl – Interview with Micah Pueschel before a previous concert

8/27 – ZZ Top @ Arlington Theatre

8/30 – Lost 80’s Live (Missing Persons, Flock of Seagulls, Bow Wow Wow, Wang Chung, John Parr, The Vapors,…) @ Chumash Casino – Interview with Dale Bozzio before a previous Missing Persons Concert

8/30 – Jon Anderson @ Libbey Bowl – Interview with Jon Anderson before a previous show, Review of a previous Jon Anderson concert

8/30 – The Blasters @ The Siren (Morro Bay) – Review of a previous Blasters concert

8/30 – The Adolescents @ The Garage (Ventura) – Interview with Steve Soto (RIP) before a previous concert

8/31 – Peter Noone @ Libbey Bowl (Ojai) – Interview with Peter Noone before a previous concert, Review of a previous concert with Peter Noone

9/5 – Jackson Browne @ Performing Arts Center (SLO) – Review of a previous concert

9/6 – WAR @ Libbey Bowl – Interview with Lonnie Jordan before a previous concert, Review of a previous WAR concert

9/6 – Gladys Knight @ Chumash Casino – Review of a previous Gladys Knight concert

9/8 – Brian Wilson and The Zombies @ Arlington Theatre – Interview with Brian Wilson before a previous concert, Review of a previous Brian Wilson concert, Interview with Rod Argent before a previous concert, Interview with Colin Blunstone before a previous concert

9/9 – Little Steven @ Majestic Ventura Theater (Ventura)

9/11 – Black Label Society @ Majestic Ventura Theater (Ventura)

9/13 – Ben Harper @ Arlington Theatre

9/14 – Michael McDonald @ Lobero Theatre – Interview with Michael McDonald before a previous concert, Another interview with Michael McDonald before a previous concert, Review of a previous Michael McDonald concert

9/20 – Mark Knopfler @ Santa Barbara Bowl

9/20 – David Bromberg @ Fremont Theater (SLO) – Interview with David Bromberg before a previous concert, Review of a previous David Bromberg concert

9/20 – Bob Weir @ Majestic Ventura Theater (Ventura)

9/24 – Steve Miller @ Lobero Theatre – Review of a previous Steve Miller concert

9/25 – Al Di Meola @ Lobero Theatre

9/28 – Rod Stewart @ Santa Barbara Bowl – Review of a previous Rod Stewart concert

10/1 – Jim Messina @ Lobero Theatre – Interview with Jim Messina before a previous concert, Mini-review of a previous Jim Messina concert

10/2 – Michael Nesmith and The First National Band @ Lobero Theatre

10/3 – Philip Glass interviewed by Pico Iyer @ Campbell Hall (UCSB Arts & Lectures)

10/5 – Van Morrison @ Santa Barbara Bowl – Review of a previous Van Morrison concert

10/8 – Leo Kottke @ Lobero Theatre – Interview with Leo Kottke before a previous concert

10/11 – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons @ Chumash Casino

10/15 – Devendra Banhart @ Majestic Ventura Theater – Review of a previous concert

10/16 – Jimmy Buffett @ Santa Barbara Bowl

10/19 – Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer @ Campbell Hall (UCSB Arts & Lectures) – Interview with Bela Fleck before a previous concert, Interview with Zakir Hussain before a previous concert

10/21 – Subhumans @ Discovery Ventura

10/24 – Hozier @ Santa Barbara Bowl

10/25 – Thom Yorke @ Santa Barbara Bowl

10/26 – Tom and Kenny @ Lobero Theatre – Review of a previous concert

10/27 – Tenacious D @ Arlington Theatre

10/28 – Subhumans @ The Siren (Morro Bay)

11/1 – Michael and Amy McDonald, with Bill and Tamara Champlin, Ellis Hall @ Lobero Theatre – Benefit for The Rhythmic Arts Project, Interview with Michael McDonald before a previous concert, Another interview with Michael McDonald before a previous concert, Review of a previous Michael McDonald concert, Interview with Bill Champlin before a previous concert

11/1 – Three Dog Night @ Chumash Casino – Interview with Danny Hutton before a previous concert

11/9 – Richard Thompson with Eliza Gilkyson @ Lobero Theatre – Interview with Richard Thompson before a previous concert, Review of a previous concert

11/19 – Built to Spill @ SOhO – Review of a previous Built to Spill concert

11/22 – 38 Special @ Chumash Casino

12/4 – The Hu @ Majestic Ventura Theater

12/14 – Tommy Emmanuel @ Campbell Hall (UCSB Arts & Lectures) – Interview with Tommy Emmanuel before a previous concert

1/15/20 – Blue Oyster Cult @ Fremont Theatre (San Luis Obispo)

1/25/20 – Itzhak Perlman @ Granada Theatre (UCSB Arts & Lectures)

2/4/20 – Chris Thile @ Campbell Hall (UCSB Arts & Lectures) – Interview with Chris Thile before a previous concert, Mini-review of a previous Chris Thile concert

3/7/20 – Buddy Guy, Jimmy Vaughan, and Charlie Musselwhite @ Arlington Theatre – Interview with Charlie Musselwhite before a previous concert, Review of a previous Buddy Guy concert

5/1/20 – Jon Batiste @ Granada Theatre

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