Today on “Real Gauchos," Paul Rivas interviewed KCSB founder Bill Harrison on: creating the radio station in 1962 out of Anacapa Hall at UCSB but not allowing rock music, the early sixties still being the fifties, his fantastic chldhood in Santa Barbara, having great mentors, getting his start in the La Cumbre Junior High School theater program, [...]
Charles Lloyd is Santa Barbara’s resident living-legend of jazz. He and Maria Fantouri, Greece’s reigning queen of vocal music, backed by Lloyd’s new quartet, Jason Moran – piano, Reuben Rogers – bass, and Eric Harland – drums, will appear at the Lobero Theatre on Wednesday April 18th, at 8pm, part of the Jazz at the Lobero series [...]
On Monday, March 19th, “The Freak Power Ticket” paid tribute to The Monkees' cult-classic motion picture, Head; its screenwriter Jack Nicholson and director Bob Rafelson (who went on to produce Easy Rider and Five Easy Pieces); cultural innovator Michael Nesmith; plus Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork; and wished "safe travels" to Davy Jones, who [...]
Thursday, March 29th, on KCSB’s “50 Years of People-Powered Radio,” KCSB Radio Advisor Elizabeth Robinson and General Manager Eric Wolff interviewed Greg Drust regarding his years at KCSB. Drust was a blues and polka programmer at KCSB for 20 years (best known for his long-running program “Back at the Chicken Shack”) and is renowned [...]
On Thursday, March 15th, Toronto-based indie pop duo Memoryhouse stopped by the KCSB studios for an interview and live performance on “The Atmosphere” before their show that night at SOhO. They played some songs from their first E.P., The Years, and talked about their transition into a touring band, as well as their desire to collaborate [...]
On Wednesday, March 15th, five-time Grammy nominee for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Tierney Sutton appeared on KCSB’s “Jazz Straight Ahead,” in an interview with host Stanley Naftaly. Sutton will perform at the Lobero Theatre on Friday, March 23rd with renowned flutist Hubert Laws and virtuoso guitarist Larry Koonse. The concert will include the [...]
A Tribute to The Monkees’ Davy Jones: Part One of ‘The Freak Power Ticket’ Interview with Author/Producer Andrew Sandoval NOW ONLINE
Today's edition of "The Freak Power Ticket" (Monday, March 12th) featured a tribute to the late Davy Jones and his 1960's pop-rock group The Monkees. The "focal point" of the band some derided as "The Prefab Four," teen idol Davy Jones, born in Manchester, England in late 1945, died suddenly of a heart attack on February 29th. A 1960s version [...]
On Sunday March 4th, Ventura rockers Rubberneck Lions and Santa Barbara singer-songwriter Erland graced the Green Room with their wonderful music. Rubberneck Lions kicked off the show with a killer live set from KCSB's Studio A as well as a nice interview. The band also debuted some exclusive tracks off their fourth-coming album, Due Entendre. [...]
On February 19th, Adam Henry of Givers & Takers stopped by The Green Room for an acoustic performance of some exclusive solo material and an interview. Hear Adam's performance, interview as well as some of his recorded tracks by clicking the play button below!
David Wain’s World: The Director of WANDERLUST & WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER Featured in “The Freak Power Ticket” Interview & Profile – PODCAST Now Online!
Monday's edition of "The Freak Power Ticket" (February 27th) featured an interview with comedy actor/writer/director David Wain, director of the fish-out-of-water comedy, Wanderlust -- which stars frequent collaborator Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Alan Alda, Malin Akerman, and numerous members of Wain's original comedy troupe, The [...]