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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 [...]

El Vive Latino 2024

Thursday, April 11th, 2024
Words by: Angel Lopez Photos courtesy El Vive Latino El Vivo Latino music festival happens once a year, usually on the 3rd weekend of March in Mexico City. This year had 5 stages, 1 surprise stage, a comedy stage and a Lucha Libre ring. 88 bands performed in the span of two days at the [...]
Words by: Angel Lopez Photos courtesy El Vive Latino El Vivo Latino music festival happens once a year, usually [...]

☆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 [...]

Valentine’s Day Playlist

Thursday, February 15th, 2024
There are so many types of love - love for a partner, love for a friend, love for a radio station. Here at KCSB we want to celebrate love this February with a curated Valentine’s Day playlist by our lovely Excomm. Check out our picks as you’re shopping for chocolate, writing love letters, making a s [...]
There are so many types of love - love for a partner, love for a friend, love for a radio station. Here at KCSB we want [...]
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☆BLACK HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST☆

Monday, January 29th, 2024
It is impossible to overstate the profound impact that Black musicians have had on modern music. Almost any contemporary musical genre can be traced back to Black musicians who pioneered it. This Black History Month, KCSB’s staff is putting their heads together to highlight some of our favorite Blac [...]
It is impossible to overstate the profound impact that Black musicians have had on modern music. Almost any contemporary [...]
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Shabang 2023 Festival Review

Monday, January 29th, 2024
KCSB's program director, Naila, visited San Louis Obispo last year to get our audience the scoop on Shabang! As the 2024 lineup begins to make its rounds, we hope this review of last year's festival gives you an idea of what to expect and look forward to. words and photos by Naila Irfan Last y [...]
KCSB's program director, Naila, visited San Louis Obispo last year to get our audience the scoop on Shabang! As the 2024 [...]

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 [...]

Down the O’Rourke Rabbit Hole

Friday, January 05th, 2024
Our Assistant Music Director, Liam Hogan, takes KCSB on a voyage through American instrumental master Jim O'Rourke's discography. Keep reading for Liam's recommendations, reviews, and guidance on how and where to get started.  Words by: Liam Hogan Jim O’Rourke is one of those names I heard a thous [...]
Our Assistant Music Director, Liam Hogan, takes KCSB on a voyage through American instrumental master Jim O'Rourke's dis [...]
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