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Electrifying Cumbia: Synth & Disco Shaping the Sound of Today

Friday, June 14th, 2024
Assistant MD Savina is here to introduce you to the new wave of cumbia and the standout talents that have shaped its evolution. Read on to discover the ways that artists from the 1970s to present-day have worked to transform traditional cumbia while also staying true to their roots.  words by: Savi [...]
Assistant MD Savina is here to introduce you to the new wave of cumbia and the standout talents that have shaped its evo [...]

Just Like Heaven 2024

Wednesday, May 29th, 2024
If you’re longing and looking to tap into your indie-centered nostalgia, Just Like Heaven is the place to be. Every May, Goldenvoice puts on their annual Just Like Heaven festival, and this year marks 5 years since the first edition. It’s the time of year where you can bring back the buried lyrics y [...]
If you’re longing and looking to tap into your indie-centered nostalgia, Just Like Heaven is the place to be. Every May, [...]

Reviewing Vyva Melinkolya’s “Unbecoming”

Friday, January 05th, 2024
KCSB's Fall '23 Assistant Music Director, Amber Cooper, reviews Vyva Melinkolya's second album Unbecoming. Read on to learn more! Words by Amber Cooper Vyva Melinkolya's Unbecoming feels like it slowly sucks the air out of your lungs; it carries a lot of weight, and its crawling pace feels like a [...]
KCSB's Fall '23 Assistant Music Director, Amber Cooper, reviews Vyva Melinkolya's second album Unbecoming. Read on to le [...]

Best Albums of 2023!

Thursday, December 28th, 2023
Words by: Bella Genolio (External MD), Marion Suchowiecky (Internal MD), and Ryan Tabib (Music Librarian) The music department at KCSB is constantly looking for the best music from diverse, underrepresented, and independent musicians. As the year comes to a close, we wanted to share our favorite mu [...]
Words by: Bella Genolio (External MD), Marion Suchowiecky (Internal MD), and Ryan Tabib (Music Librarian) The music dep [...]

Life Is Beautiful 2023 Recap and Review

Monday, October 16th, 2023
words by Will Bacaj photos courtesy Life Is Beautiful KCSB’s Promotions Director Will Bacaj attended the Life is Beautiful festival in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada Sept 22-24, 2023. Here’s his report from the scene. Having never been anywhere in Las Vegas beyond the Strip, going to Las Vegas [...]
words by Will Bacaj photos courtesy Life Is Beautiful KCSB’s Promotions Director Will Bacaj attended the Life is Beaut [...]

Portola 2023 Recap and Review

Thursday, October 12th, 2023
words by Yasmeen Tsipena Photo courtesy of Portola Music Festival Six months ago I let my roommate convince me to buy a 300 dollar ticket to a music festival I had never heard of.  The 21+ electronic music festival took place the weekend of September 30th on the vast lot of Pier 80 in San [...]
words by Yasmeen Tsipena Photo courtesy of Portola Music Festival Six months ago I let my roommate convince me t [...]

September’s Add of the Month: “The Lost Tapes” by Mad Anthony

Friday, September 22nd, 2023
"The Lost Tapes" by Mad Anthony Words by Bella Genolio (External Music Director 23'-24') As the end of summer approaches and students return to Santa Barbara, it’s nice to slow down and enjoy the sun before the chaos of fall quarter begins. What better way to do so than to kick back and listen t [...]
"The Lost Tapes" by Mad Anthony Words by Bella Genolio (External Music Director 23'-24') As the end of summer approa [...]

Buddy Guy at the Hollywood Bowl

Monday, September 11th, 2023
Our Internal Music Director, Marion, made her way to the heart of Los Angeles to see American blues legend, Buddy Guy, take the Hollywood Bowl. Keep reading for her recap and review.  Words by: Marion Suchowiecky It is difficult to overstate the influence of the blues on American music. If one tra [...]
Our Internal Music Director, Marion, made her way to the heart of Los Angeles to see American blues legend, Buddy Guy, t [...]

June’s Add of the Month: “Every Acre” by H.C. McEntire

Thursday, June 29th, 2023
Every Acre" by H.C. McEntire words by Marion Suchowiecky (Ext. Music Director 22-24') H.C. McEntire's latest project, "Every Acre," takes listeners on a captivating and personal journey across the expansive fields of North Carolina, and their connection to the artist’s memory. Wi [...]
Every Acre" by H.C. McEntire words by Marion Suchowiecky (Ext. Music Director 22-24') H.C. McEntire' [...]

Music Committee – Album Covers and Reviews

Thursday, May 18th, 2023
Our Assistant Music Directors, Bella Genolio and Tyler Clark, chose albums that were sent to our music department, and tried to guess what they sounded like solely based on their covers. Check out their reviews! Everything is Magick by Impuritan (Tyler) I really like the cover ar [...]
Our Assistant Music Directors, Bella Genolio and Tyler Clark, chose albums that were sent to our music department, a [...]