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Newport Jazz Festival 2023 Recap

Friday, August 18th, 2023
Words By Lekha Sapers The 2023 Newport Jazz Festival, in its third iteration post-covid, was a smashing success. Of course, with lineups boasting the likes of Jon Batiste, Branford Marsalis, and Diana Krall, the musical prowess was oozing from every single stage. As a core tenet of workin [...]
Words By Lekha Sapers The 2023 Newport Jazz Festival, in its third iteration post-covid, was a smashing succe [...]

An Interview with Butcher Brown’s Andrew Randazzo

Tuesday, August 08th, 2023
Photo By Danielle Barbieri (ig: @dani__shoots) Butcher Brown has emerged in the public eye as one of the only bands that truly defies genre parameters. Most, if not all, of what they release is a hybrid amalgamation of a number of different sounds, creating a musical fusion derived from [...]
Photo By Danielle Barbieri (ig: @dani__shoots) Butcher Brown has emerged in the public eye as one of the on [...]

I.V. Bands Left With No Practice Space

Thursday, May 18th, 2023
words by Marion Suchowiecky (KCSB External Music Director 22-23') On any given weekday, students biking into campus through the Pardall tunnel might hear bands running through tunes atop what has become a beloved and invaluable practice space for Isla Vista (I.V.) musicians—UCSB's Lot 2 [...]
words by Marion Suchowiecky (KCSB External Music Director 22-23') On any given weekday, students biking int [...]

Zan Zendegi Azadi: Iranian Music and Revolution

Wednesday, December 21st, 2022
words by: Ava Kuredjian Music is a huge part of Iranian culture. From classical to jazz to pop to hiphop, Persian music covers every base imaginable. Before 1979, Iranian music was a meld of influences from around the world, merging them with a distinct Persian flair. However, after the Islamic R [...]
words by: Ava Kuredjian Music is a huge part of Iranian culture. From classical to jazz to pop to hiphop, Persian mus [...]