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The National give fans at Santa Barbara Bowl one helluva show, Matt Berninger charms with performance and banter

When the opportunity comes to see The National under the stars you take it. Saturday evening was our shot. Following a two-night stint at the Hollywood Palladium, Matt Berninger and crew took their show to the beautiful Santa Barbara Bowl. Nestled between a hilltop and a quaint neighborhood, the unique, winery-esque venue has you instantly feeling good. Along for a few shows […]

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The National at Panorama Festival
You have three chances to see The National — Hollywood Palladium, Santa Barbara Bowl

In case you’re thinking of something to do this weekend, look no further! One of our favorites – The National – are taking the Santa Barbara Bowl stage this next Saturday, Sept. 22. This show will immediately follow The National’s two-night stint at the Hollywood Palladium, Thursday, Sept. 20 and Friday, Sept. 21. Their latest […]

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Blondie at Santa Barbara Bowl -- Photo by Steven Ward for GrimyGoods.com
One way or another, Blondie rocks on at Santa Barbara Bowl

There’s always a measured air of uncertainty whenever you go see a band or artist that’s been active for over four decades–and just so you don’t think this is an example of ageism by another millennial, this point was driven home to me by a middle-aged woman I met at a festival who went into […]

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Two Door Cinema Club at the Santa Barbara Bowl by Steven Ward
Two Door Cinema Club and Grouplove give Santa Barbara Bowl a dance party of a lifetime

There’s something about outdoor amphitheater shows that scream good lineups for concerts. Whether it’s the Greek Theatre and Hollywood Bowl in Southern California, or the much more secluded Santa Barbara Bowl a few hours north, there’s always those one or two concerts that boast two big names and try to play one off as an […]

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Radiohead at the Santa Barbara Bowl shot by Danielle Gornbein
Radiohead continues to dust off rarities and avoid the hits at Santa Barbara Bowl

Moving across the country like the swirling, ominous nebula of experimental rock that they are, Radiohead’s ongoing tour for A Moon Shaped Pool has been making constant headlines as they’ve continued to dust off rare tracks from their extensive discography. Their stop at the Santa Barbara Bowl was no different and their setlist was a particularly […]

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Radiohead announce U.S. tour dates with show date at Santa Barbara Bowl

Radiohead have announced nine U.S. tour dates with a headline show date at the Santa Barbara Bowl scheduled for Tuesday, April 11. If you missed Radiohead last year at either of their two Los Angeles dates at the Shrine Auditorium, or any of their festival dates (Outside Lands and NOS Alive), now is your chance to […]

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Florence and the Machine at Santa Barbara Bowl — an elegant blur of possessed emotion

It’s been roughly seven years since Florence Welch first teamed up with her friend Isabella “Machine” Summers to form the beginnings of what would become one of the biggest rock groups of the last ten years. That’s long enough for people to forget that Florence and the Machine started as, and has always been, a […]

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Death Cab For Cutie give Santa Barbara Bowl a nostalgia filled performance

Tucked against the foothills of the Santa Barbara mountains, a small amphitheater played host to a night filled with the nostalgia charged lyricisms of one of indie-rock’s greatest success stories. Since the late 90’s, Death Cab For Cutie have captured the elusive heartache and angst of a wayward generation, and last Saturday night two decades […]

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