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☆January Music Department Playlist☆

Monday, January 24th, 2022
MARION’S RECS  “Sincerity is Scary” - The 1975 - It’s really crazy how certain songs have the power to transport you to the time in your life when you first heard them. This past week I’ve been listening to a ton of The 1975, and this song in particular takes me back to being 15, and chock-ful [...]
MARION’S RECS  “Sincerity is Scary” - The 1975 - It’s really crazy how certain songs have the power to transport y [...]
By News Director / Posted in Music, Blog

January’s Add of the Month: BabyTron’s Bin Reaper 2

Tuesday, January 04th, 2022
Although it may be common knowledge that the California rap scene is multi-faceted, splitting off into regional forms from whisper rap to hyphy music to G-funk, Michigan has an ever-emerging rap scene that has never failed to breed new talent. When one of the greatest hip-hop producers to ever g [...]
Although it may be common knowledge that the California rap scene is multi-faceted, splitting off into regional form [...]
By News Director / Posted in Music, Blog

Erika de Casier x KCSB Interview

Thursday, December 30th, 2021
Erika de Casier has certainly been an artist to keep an eye on. Her two albums, ‘Essentials’ and ‘Sensational,’ showcase her distinct blend of R&B and electronic music, intimate songwriting, and clean production style. Read on for a conversation between Erika and KCSB’s 2020-2021 DMC, Emma Green [...]
Erika de Casier has certainly been an artist to keep an eye on. Her two albums, ‘Essentials’ and ‘Sensational,’ showcase [...]
By News Director / Posted in Music

KCSB News Holiday Special ’21

Thursday, December 23rd, 2021
KCSB News · KCSB News Holiday Special '21 Twas’ a night at KCSB and all through the station, not a programmer was stirring, because of winter vacation. Scaffolding wrapped Storke Tower with care, in hopes that no stone would fall through the air. Though reporters were nestled all snug in [...]
KCSB News · KCSB News Holiday Special '21 Twas’ a night at KCSB and all through the station, not a programmer [...]
By News Director / Posted in News

By the Time I Get to Phoenix: Injury Reserve at the 1720

Thursday, December 23rd, 2021
Written by Yousef Srour // Photos by Yousef Srour  The metal doors of the 1720 clanked down as the lights dimmed. A human eye revealed itself onstage atop a wire monitor.  A bulb of light behind their set’s backdrop emanated red, seeping the colors of Injury Reserve’s most recent album cover, By [...]
Written by Yousef Srour // Photos by Yousef Srour  The metal doors of the 1720 clanked down as the lights dimmed. A h [...]
By News Director / Posted in Music, Blog

Add of the Month

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
Make Drunk Cool Again - RXK Nephew This review is not for the faint of heart. I foreword my review with this statement because RXK Nephew makes music that is egregiously alternative - it’s music that sounds so anti-music that it wavers into its own subgenre. At the young age of 27, RXK Nephew’s pro [...]
Make Drunk Cool Again - RXK Nephew This review is not for the faint of heart. I foreword my review with this statement [...]

EXCOMM Holiday Playlist

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
☆EXCOMM HOLIDAY PLAYLIST☆ AIDAN’S RECS  4th Dimension by Kids See Ghosts - This Kanye West X Kid Cudi collaboration pairs a sample of Louis Prima’s yuletide favorite “What Will Santa Claus Say?” with some hard hitting drums, making for a lit way to get into the Christmas spirit. Christm [...]
☆EXCOMM HOLIDAY PLAYLIST☆ AIDAN’S RECS  4th Dimension by Kids See Ghosts - This Kanye West X Kid Cudi collaboratio [...]
By News Director / Posted in Blog, Playlists

Top 25 Albums of 2021

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
Yousef and Marion, KCSB's music directors, have compiled their picks for the 25 best albums of 2021. Yousef: For me, this year has been as hard as can be. Dealing with my mental health and constant turmoil within my relationships, I’ve had to take steps back from the world because life jus [...]
Yousef and Marion, KCSB's music directors, have compiled their picks for the 25 best albums of 2021. Yousef: F [...]

Inside IV: Pandemic Stress + Potential Emotional Impacts of Munger Hall

Sunday, December 19th, 2021
KCSB News · Inside IV: Pandemic Stress + Potential Emotional Impacts of Munger Hall The emotional toll of long-term pandemic stress on young adults, and the potential mental health stressors of living in an isolated dorm room with no windows are just some of the topics KCSB's Jennifer Yoshikoshi [...]
KCSB News · Inside IV: Pandemic Stress + Potential Emotional Impacts of Munger Hall The emotional toll of long-term p [...]
By News Director / Posted in News

A Look Into America’s Opioid Epidemic and California Legislators’ Polarizing Response

Sunday, December 19th, 2021
KCSB News · A Look Into America’s Opioid Epidemic and California Legislators’ Polarizing Response Earlier this year, California legislators authorized harm reduction services in select cities in hopes of curbing overdoses. Examining the opioid epidemic and lawmakers’ contentious solution, here’s [...]
KCSB News · A Look Into America’s Opioid Epidemic and California Legislators’ Polarizing Response Earlier this year, [...]
By News Director / Posted in News