Pour a Pint of Buellton: You’ll Never Guess This Band’s Radical New Way to Sell Music (Matt Kettmann)

ON THE COVER: The band Buellton posed at Jack Mendenhall’s Museum of Gasoline Pumps & Petroliana in the City of Buellton. Photo by Paul Wellman.


Squeaky-toy squeals and genteel oinks let us know that Piggy's in the joint, which means that Indyites missing from their desks can usually be found down on the floor feeding Piggy her favorite meal of apple bits and Cheerios. The micro-pig joins us when she needs babysitting … er … pig-sitting, and she'll climb into our laps and let us pet her soft bristles. The diminutive piglet roughhouses with the dogs wheeling around here, too, wagging her tail like the best of them and sleeping in a pile with her doggy mates when she's tired.

In Print

Selected stories from our weekly newspaper.

Becoming Flume

Sydney Electronic Artist Makes Mid-Chella Stop in S.B.

The Australian electronic artist headlines a show at Casa de la Raza on April 20. Read story.

An Album, Middle-Age, and Craft Ale

Buellton the Band Teams with Telegraph Brewing to Release Album on Beer Bottle

Buellton the band teams with Santa Barbara’s Telegraph Brewing Company to release album on beer bottle. Read story.

From the Mouths of Dogs

Gang Violence Drops and Injunction Is Up

Gang violence drops, and the injunction is up. Read story.

Santa Barbara Public Market Opens

Big-City-Style Gourmet Food Court and Market May Change American Riviera Dining Forever

The big-city-style gourmet food court and market may change the American Riviera dining scene forever. Read story.

Discovering the S.B. Zoo’s Discovery Pavilion

New State-of-the-Art Educational Facility Now Open

The zoo opens its state-of-the-art educational facility. Read story.

Morua Pleads Guilty to DUI and Fatal Hit-and-Run Charges

Will Be Sentenced to 20 Years to Life in Prison

The former congressional aide will be sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. Read story.

UCSB Baseball Plays Hard Ball

The Gauchos Work for a Spot in the NCAA Tournament

Off to a 2-4 start in the conference, the Gauchos have a hill to climb to secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Read story.

Interview: Chvrches

Glasgow’s Next Big Name Headlines the Ventura Theater

The Glasgow Chvrches trio headlines the Ventura Theater on April 15. Read story.

Talking Trap with A$AP Ferg

A$AP Mob's Trap Lord Teams Up with Flatbush Zombies in Santa Barbara

A$AP Mob’s trap lord talks clothing lines, lifestyle brands, and the resurgence in New York’s hip-hop scene. Read story.

2014 Summer Camp Guide

S.B.'s Complete Guide to Summer Camps

Check out Santa Barbara’s complete guide to summer camps. Read story.

The Deltopia Disaster Debriefed

Visitor vs. Student Numbers Released; Supervisors Question Sheriff Over Tactics

Visitor vs. student numbers released; supervisors question Sheriff over tactics. Read story.

Baths Brings Obsidian to Life

New Band, Darker Sounds Descend on Velvet Jones April 5

A new band and darker sounds descend on Velvet Jones on April 5. Read story.

The Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade

Surfers Turned Smugglers in Thailand and Santa Barbara

A new book tells the hidden story of the boom in Asian marijuana smuggling, circa 1969-1986. Read story.

Supervisors' Meeting “Hijacked” by Mental Health Advocates

Calls for Treatment Not Incarceration Dominate Tuesday's Board Hearing

Calls for treatment and not incarceration dominate Tuesday's Santa Barbara County board hearing. Read story.

It's Not a Dog, It's a Woof

180 Dead Steelhead: Extinction Is a Long Time, Dude

Something fishy this way dies. Read story.

Multicultural Craft Program: Japan

Join us for the first session of our multicultural craft ... Read More