On Sunday, Feb. 26, IV locals the Fire Department broadcasted their brand of stanky funk over Santa Barbara's airwaves, live on KCSB. The full 11 piece band piled into Studio A to cook up a steady groove enjoyed across SB county and even across the world. Listeners on three continents tuned in to hear the funksters and called in to voice their [...]
Preeminent jazz violinist Regina Carter appeared on the Thursday, February 23rd edition of "Jazz Straight Ahead." Her 40-minute interview with host Stanley Naftaly anticipates her concert this Friday, February 24th, at the Lobero Theater, starting at 8pm. Ms. Carter's tour date is in support of her most recent album, Reverse Thread, which was [...]
SAINT ANNE’S PLACE Live from Studio A on “The Freak Power Ticket” – Archive Audio/Podcast Now Online!
The 2012 Presidents' Day edition of "The Freak Power Ticket" featured an in-studio gig by (and interview with) the trio Saint Anne's Place (Jacob, Sam, and Joel), from Lompoc, who dealt their blistering psychedelic and blues-rock influenced songs live from Studio A. You can now hear this performance (and one recorded track) by the winner of [...]
Khalil Gibran Mohammad, historian and Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, discusses his book, The Condemnation of Blackness:Race,Crime and the Making of Urban America with Avery Gordon and Elizabeth Robinson.
On Monday morning, February 13th, three-quarters of the Los Angeles rock band Allah-Las, lead guitarist Pedrum Siadatian, singer-guitarist Miles Michaud, and bassist Spencer Dunham, made the drive up to Santa Barbara to share personal stories and their passion for rare vinyl gems on the music-and-cultural arts program, "The Freak Power Ticket." [...]
On Thursday, February 2nd, KCSB-FM 91.9, Mutiny Studios, and The Mercury Lounge presented a live remote broadcast of a public performance by two bands from Portland, Oregon, on KCSB’s DIY pop radio program “5…4…3…2…fun!!” Click the play button below to hear the recording of the broadcast.
Damien Echols (The West Memphis 3), Lorri Davis, & Director Amy Berg Discuss New Doc WEST OF MEMPHIS: “The Freak Power Ticket” PODCAST Now Online
This Monday's edition of the music-and-cultural-arts program "The Freak Power Ticket" featured an interview with former death-row inmate Damien Echols, his wife, Lorri Davis, and Amy Berg, writer/director of the new documentary, West of Memphis, which screened at the recent Santa Barbara International Film Festival. West of Memphis, produced by [...]
Steve Buckley on Egyptian elections; George Lipsitz on Johnny Otis; Harvey Wasserman on environment & wellness: No Alibis podcast, 1/25/12
British media activist, Steve Buckley, has covered Egyptian elections and their significance since their inception and reported on outcomes. Prof. George Lipsitz, biographer of Johnny Otis recounts a bit of his life and approach to the world. At 9:15 Harvey Wasserman discussed about critical water issues and environmental impact on wellness.
On Sunday, Jan 29th KCSB's The Green Room brought two independent bands to the Santa Barbara airwaves. To hear it, click the play buttons below! First up was an interview with the Boston indie-pop group Carousel. The trio of recent Berkelee College of Music graduates discussed the recent attention their tracks have been getting on blogs and [...]
World Premiere of New Documentary “RHINO RESURRECTED” Previewed on “The Freak Power Ticket” Podcast: Director Keith Shapiro Interview Now Online!
On the Monday, January 23rd edition of "The Freak Power Ticket," host Ted Coe presented an idiosyncratic preview of this year's incarnation of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The first half of the music-and-cultural-arts program featured songs and artists associated with or inspired by Anthony Burgess's 1962 dystopian novel A [...]