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After nearly a decade as the exclusive concert promoter of the SANTA BARBARA BOWL , Nederlander Concerts has been replaced this season by Goldenvoice—the bowl’s previous promoter from 1995 to 2001. The change comes in conjunction with longtime talent buyer Moss Jacobs’s return to Goldenvoice as senior vice president. Now that the $40 million renovation on the historic venue is complete—and with the new partnership with the AEG Live Company (creator of Coachella and Stagecoach)—concertgoers can anticipate an impressive and diverse lineup this year. 1122 N.
Milpas St., Santa Barbara, 805-962-7411. C H A R L O T T E
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G-EAZY APRIL 19 THE 1975 APRIL 21 CHRIS STAPLETON APRIL 26 PENTATONIX APRIL 30 THE NEIGHBOURHOOD MAY 10 WALK THE MOON MAY 27 THE LUMINEERS MAY 28 92.9 KJEE SUMMER ROUND-UP JUNE 3 PAUL SIMON JUNE 5 BOB DYLAN & HIS BAND JUNE 11 SLIGHTLY STOOPID JUNE 26 FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS JULY 1 LYLE LOVETT & HIS LARGE BAND JULY 8 AND EMMYLOU HARRIS GOO GOO DOLLS JULY 16 BONNIE RAITT JULY 29 WEEZER AUGUST 5 & PANIC! AT THE DISCO REBELUTION AUGUST 13 STEVE MARTIN & MARTIN SHORT AUGUST 14 BEN HARPER AUGUST 20 & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS JACKSON BROWNE AUGUST 27 SEPTEMBER 10 RAY LAMONTAGNE
U.S. ELEVATOR , the Santa Barbara-based band spear-
headed by Johnny Irion, released their self-titled debut album last November. Well known for the folk music he makes with partner and wife Sarah Lee Guthrie (daughter of Arlo and granddaughter of Woody), Irion’s latest venture is unquestionably rock. After meeting filmmaker, cinematographer, and photographer Alan Kozlowski—who provided the 24-track Studer A80 recorder that makes the bands heavily ’60s-influenced sound possible—and the addition of bassist Nate Modisette, drummer Erich Riedl, guitarist Anders Bergstrom, pianist Brett Long, and producer Tim Bluhm, the group began playing together in the spring of 2014, and last February recorded in Modisette’s cabin in Mission Hills. The exploratory album, which is bookended with instrumental pieces named for the Montecito coffee spot Pierre Lafond, was written and recorded live without headphones. Local speaker giant Sonos also played a role lining the house with speakers for recording and sponsoring an album launch party at Soho. C . B . U S E L E VATO R .NE T
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headlines KJEE’s Summer RoundUp; the latest album from THE LUMINEERS.
Part-time Montecito resident Kia McInerny’s recently released BOND HUNTER (Size Four Publishing, available on amazon. com) is a thrilling novel about a young lawyer in danger after she discovers Hitler’s financial ties to the United States. “My interest in the German bonds arose out of a lawsuit. My husband introduced me to a sophisticated investor who collected them,” says McInerny, a former attorney whose fascination with the history led to the idea for the novel. “In researching Bond Hunter, I traveled to Basel, Frankfurt, and New York and reviewed the opinions of experts on Germany’s foreign debt of the 1930s.” Meet the author at a book signing at Tecolote Book Shop, 805-969-4977, tecolote bookshop.com, on April 16 at 3:00 pm. G I N A Z . T E R L I N D E N
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