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War: The Most Harmonious Kind

War: The Most Harmonious Kind

By Emily Kuhn, Staff Writer

June 5, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

On Saturday, May 27, the band War visited the Santa Barbara Bowl and proved that after almost fifty years of playing together, they can still fill seats and bring a crowd to their feet. The band has a diverse sound with elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues, and reggae. The group got t...

Portugal. The Man Rocks the Santa Barbara Bowl

Portugal. The Man Rocks the Santa Barbara Bowl

By Emily Kuhn, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

On Saturday, April 21, Portugal. The Man rocked the Santa Barbara Bowl. The indie-pop/psychedelic rock band from Wasilla, Alaska announced at the beginning of the concert that they had just returned from playing at Coachella and that they were excited to play at the Santa Barbara Bowl again, this t...

KOD Exhibits Music without a Voice

KOD Exhibits Music without a Voice

By Matthew Sevilla, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

K.O.D. or within the context of the album—which fittingly released on April 20 or 4/20—“Killer of Demons,” “King of Dreamville,” “Kidz on Drugs.” One of the most striking aspects of the album is the cover art: a painting of artist J. Cole wearing a golden crown and a huge velvet cloak....

A Dream Come True; Haim Plays at the Santa Barbara Bowl

A Dream Come True; Haim Plays at the Santa Barbara Bowl

By Maya Al Sabeh, News Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

The power trio that is Haim took on the Santa Barbara Bowl on April 7, blessing the audience with their energetic wave of electronic, 80’s inspired rock music. Siblings Este Haim, Danielle Haim, and Alana Haim, currently on their U.S. tour of Sister, Sister, Sister stopped by Santa Barbara a...

Love, Simon Breaks Ground by Simply Existing

Love, Simon Breaks Ground by Simply Existing

By Jaden Gill, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

While Love, Simon came across as a typical romantic comedy featuring a group of high school friends and their achingly relatable endeavors, the simplicity of this film is what will lead it to make history. Directed by Greg Berlanti, the storyline follows Simon Spier, played by Nick Robinson, as he ...

Homesick for Another World Demands Empathy and Compassion

Homesick for Another World Demands Empathy and Compassion

By Molly Sipes, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

(Disclaimer: This book contains mature content.) A teacher, a dermatologist, an aspiring actor, a raging alcoholic, a resentful widow, and a narcissistic slob. These are just a handful of the colorful characters that live between the pages of Ottessa Moshfegh’s compilation of short stories, Homesi...

Revival: A Bad Album in Good Packaging

Revival: A Bad Album in Good Packaging

By Matthew Sevilla, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

2017 was a big year for the rap genre. The genre—as with all genres—is experiencing a divide within its’ artists. The old school rappers of the ’90s have been, one-by-one, falling out of the public eye to make way for new branches of rap: “politically-conscious rap” and “pop-rap.” For p...

Lana Del Rey Showcases a Timeless Rhapsody of Tragic Romantics

Lana Del Rey Showcases a Timeless Rhapsody of Tragic Romantics

By Jaden Gill, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2017


Filed under A&E, Opinion

It is not often that an artist’s compliments to a crowd seem genuine. Hearing “this is one of my favorite cities” or “thank you all for coming out tonight” at every show can appear redundant, unnatural, and staged, but not for 32-year-old Lana Del Rey, whose gratitude reaches the nosebleed...

“It” Proves To Be Both Horrifying and Heartwarming

“It” Proves To Be Both Horrifying and Heartwarming

By Molly Sipes, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under A&E, Opinion, Reviews

Despite the endless anticipation and hype for the sheer terror expected in the 2017 movie adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, It, the movie’s actual delivery of said terror left a lot to be desired. Not to say that the film was a failure. The script was hilarious, giving the mainly preteen cast an unabashedly ...

“13 Reasons Why” Sets an Example for Impressionable Teens

“13 Reasons Why” Sets an Example for Impressionable Teens

By Gemma Sturgeon, Managing Editor

May 30, 2017


Filed under A&E, Opinion, Reviews

The recently released Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” is raising conversations about suicide and mental health in general, but is the content too raw and real for the eyes of the public? The series is based on the best-selling novel written by Jay Asher, and follows Hannah Baker, a teenage girl w...

Radiohead Leaves Santa Barbara “Daydreaming”

Radiohead Leaves Santa Barbara “Daydreaming”

By Nicky Monreal, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under A&E, Reviews

On April 11, 2017 people gathered at the Santa Barbara Bowl to watch a band that transcends both age and background: Radiohead, a group that all ages can appreciate. For over three decades, this group has been making music, but on this night they brought their unique sound to our town. As the sun beg...

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