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Shabang 2024: The Framers, No Drout, & The Walters

Monday, May 20th, 2024
words by: Carly Kalunian Shabang, San Luis Obispo’s yearly music festival, celebrated its 10th anniversary this May. The all-ages event attracts many college students from around California, but of course is very popular with those attending Cal Poly SLO and UCSB thanks to its' close proximity to c [...]
words by: Carly Kalunian Shabang, San Luis Obispo’s yearly music festival, celebrated its 10th anniversary this May. Th [...]
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Local Bands Take On Shabang Music Festival

Friday, May 17th, 2024
KCSB's Clarissa Rios reviews Shabang's locally featured Saturday acts, including Santa Barbara's own The Framers. Read on for her insight into the performances.  words and photo by Clarissa Rios San Luis Obispo’s Dairy Creek Golf Course was home to dozens of musical acts over the May 3-4 weekend a [...]
KCSB's Clarissa Rios reviews Shabang's locally featured Saturday acts, including Santa Barbara's own The Framers. Read o [...]
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Reviewing George Clanton @ Shabang Festival

Friday, May 17th, 2024
KCSB sent our top music journalists to Shabang in San Luis Obispo to recap and review the festival. Multidisciplinary electronic musician George Clanton's performance was one for the books... and Avery is here to take you back in time with her.  words and photos by: Avery Morgan Despite not bein [...]
KCSB sent our top music journalists to Shabang in San Luis Obispo to recap and review the festival. Multidisciplinary el [...]
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☆Spring Playlist☆

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024
Spring has sprung in Isla Vista! The sun is out and Santa Barbara’s students are taking on their final quarter of the 2023-2024 school year. This April, KCSB’s Excomm put together a track list of songs to accompany our students and community members this spring. Whether you’re exploring the bluffs, [...]
Spring has sprung in Isla Vista! The sun is out and Santa Barbara’s students are taking on their final quarter of the 20 [...]
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April’s Add of the Month – All Heartbeat by Flung

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024
Words by: Marion Suchowiecky (Internal Music Director 23'-24') Kashika Kollaikal’s newest project, All Heartbeat, represents a brimming and glittering cacophony of emotions bound together  by her musical artistry. Kollaikal was inspired by the powerful sense of limbo she felt as she found herse [...]
Words by: Marion Suchowiecky (Internal Music Director 23'-24') Kashika Kollaikal’s newest project, All Heartbeat, r [...]

March Add of the Month: GREAT DOUBT by Astrid Sonne

Thursday, March 21st, 2024
For November’s add of the month, KCSB’s External Music Director, Bella Genolio (2023-2024), highlights the album Great Doubt by Astrid Sonne Words by Bella Genolio. Great Doubt is the third full length album released by London-based Danish composer and viola player, Astrid Sonne. This al [...]
For November’s add of the month, KCSB’s External Music Director, Bella Genolio (2023-2024), highlights the album Great D [...]
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☆Women’s History Month Playlist☆

Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
To celebrate Women's History Month, the KCSB music department, with the help of our Assistant MD's and members of the Executive Committee, have put their heads together to bring you a curated playlist featuring some of our favorite women musicians!  This playlist aims to show that the power and p [...]
To celebrate Women's History Month, the KCSB music department, with the help of our Assistant MD's and members of the Ex [...]

An Interview with Fire Trail

Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
KCSB-FM’s Assistant Music Director Maya Widom sits down with Berkeley band Fire Trail to discuss their album “One of the Two'' and their upcoming projects. Fire Trail is a four piece band made up of current and former students of UC Berkeley with a rock backbone.“One of the Two” was concocted in [...]
KCSB-FM’s Assistant Music Director Maya Widom sits down with Berkeley band Fire Trail to discuss their album “One of the [...]

On Body War, Birth Piece, and Black Country, New Road: a Chat with Crochet

Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
KCSB’s Winter ‘24 Assistant Music Director Ailiyah Gilliam sat down for a talk with Zach, Jake, Abby, and Gavin of Crochet, to speak about inspirations, forming their band, their upcoming sophomore album, and more. Read on for an inside look into the creative process of this Las Vegas-based skramz b [...]
KCSB’s Winter ‘24 Assistant Music Director Ailiyah Gilliam sat down for a talk with Zach, Jake, Abby, and Gavin of Croch [...]