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Interview with Captain Suun with Kiely Ward

07 Nov, 2019


Interview by Kiely Ward of Sell the Sizzle (currently on hiatus)       I first heard Captain Suun while standing beneath the shimmering, gold streamers that border the stage and ceiling of Moth Club, a local venue in London’s Borough of Hackney. They were opening for Holy Wave, a […]

KCSB-FM Presents: Eyedress, Satchy, and Apollo Soul

04 Nov, 2019

at the station / blog / events / music

KCSB-FM Presents: Eyedress, Satchy, and Apollo Soul at the KCSB Courtyard! Apollo Soul (Los Angeles) After recently completing a tour as the supporting band for Bane’s World, Apollo Soul returns again toSanta Barbara! Apollo Soul consists of members: Jack Bastian (keyboards), Matt Saunders (guitar), Cole Brossus (bass), and Ellington Peet […]


04 Nov, 2019

blog / events / music

KCSB-FM and the IV Food Co-Op are throwing an open mic night! Join us for a night of some sweet local talent. Music, stand-up, or literally any other kind of performance is welcome (seriously, it gets weird). Snacks & Drinks will be provided by the Isla Vista Food Co-op. Special […]

PLAYLIST: Nicoletta of HSA Talks 2019 Faves (So Far)

17 Oct, 2019

DJ Posts / music / playlists

Written by Nicoletta Browne of Hardly Strictly Americana, SATURDAYS 12-4pm  It’s time for our last new programming schedule of 2019. How’s the Americana (and Hardly Strictly Americana) of 2019 been so far? It’s been pretty great, and here’s some songs to get started with if you’ve been a bit behind […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Lumpy Records

10 Oct, 2019

music / music reviews

Written by Matt McPherson, External Music Director Music Director policy has us on an active hunt for music, from the mere curios to the glaring omission. Sonically, there’s much the station can benefit from. Case in point: recently, a programmer tipped me off to a little label called Lumpy Records. […]

The Black Lips @ SOhO Restaraunt & Music Venue

03 Sep, 2019

blog / events

The Black Lips with Blue Rose Rounders Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at SOhO Restaurant & Music Venue DOORS: 8:00 PM // SHOW: 9:00 PM // AGES 21+ Tickets on sale Friday, July 19 at 10:00 AM PST presented by We The Beat + Smart Alec Presents & KCSB-FM 91.9 in […]

22 Aug, 2019

at the station / blog / events

  KCSB 91.9 FM is your campus and community radio station and we want to meet you at our next recruitment meeting for new programmers, news and sports reporters, and behind-the-scenes volunteers! Our Summer Orientation for Session B will be held on October 1st at 6pm, in the Flying A […]

KCSB-T Shirt Design Contest 2019-2020

22 Aug, 2019

at the station / blog / events

KCSB-FM 91.9 invites you to participate in our annual T-shirt design contest for the 2019-20 school year! Think about concepts that encompass KCSB as a whole (not just specific genres): our programming, activities, and an overarching sense of noncommercial, independent, alternative, community and college-oriented radio. A jury of KCSB’s student […]


05 Aug, 2019

at the station / blog / events / music

  KCSB 91.9 FM is your campus and community radio station and we want to meet you at our next recruitment meeting for new programmers, news and sports reporters, and behind-the-scenes volunteers! Our Summer Orientation for Session B will be held on Tuesday, August 6thh at 6pm at the MCC […]

Littlest Sister, Held, Dolores Coy

01 Aug, 2019

blog / events / music

On August 8th Biko Garage presents: Littlest Sister, Held, and Dolores Coy. The event will take place at 8pm and will be $5 (notaflof). Littlest Sister (Los Angeles) littlestsister.bandcamp.com Held (Thousand Oaks) https://held92.bandcamp.com/releases Dolores Coy (Santa Barbara) dolorescoy.bandcamp.com

Biko Garage Benefit Show

31 Jul, 2019

blog / events / music

On August 11th, @theywept is holding a benefit for Biko Garage in Los Angeles! The event starts at 9pm and includes performances by Zah, Kohinoorgasm, Münki, and Hoddy, the Young Jedi. DJ sets will be by: Grotessk, Jellybebe & KCSB’s very own DJ, Zero*. The event is $10, although nobody […]

Skunk Ape, mvrmvr, Held, Lanayah @ Biko Garage

31 Jul, 2019

blog / events

On August 24th, Biko Garage Presents: Skun Ape, mvrmvr, Held, and Lanayah. The event begins at 8pm. Please bring donations for the artists. Skunk Ape (seattle, washington) https://skunk-ape.bandcamp.com mvrmvr https://mvrmvr805.bandcamp.com Held (thousand oaks) https://held92.bandcamp.com/releases Lanayah (santa barbara) https://lanayah.bandcamp.com/

Twin Schism, Contact, Share, Sustains @ Biko Garage

31 Jul, 2019

blog / events

On August 9th, Biko Garage Presents: Twin Schism, Contact, Share, and Sustains,The event begins at 9pm and costs $5 although nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. Twin Schism (simi valley) https://twinschism.bandcamp.com/releases [CON•TACT] (san diego) https://contactsd.bandcamp.com Sustains (moorpark) https://sustains.bandcamp.com/ Share (santa barbara) https://followshare.bandcamp.com/  

Rudy De Anda, Valley Wolf, and Goldy @Biko Garage

23 May, 2019

blog / events

    On Sunday, May 26th,  Biko Garage is hosting Rudy De Anda, Valley Wolf, and Goldy at 4p! Rudy De Anda (long beach) https://porchpartyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ostranenie Valley Wolf (modesto) https://valleywolf.bandcamp.com/releases Goldy (santa barbara)   $5-10 donation suggested all ages

KCSB Class of 2019

20 May, 2019

at the station

Cheers to the class of 2019! We asked our graduating DJs to reflect on their time here at KCSB-FM and to share some of their favorite memories from around the station. Congrats y’all, we’ll miss ya!   Julia Madden-Fulk Julia’s show is called “She’s Lost Control!” and highlights female-identifying musicians, […]

KCSB-FM Spring Quarter Open Mic

15 May, 2019

blog / events

KCSB is hosting another OPEN MIC NIGHT! Music, stand-up, and a chance to share your talents under the influence of pizza or whatever your age allows. Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 6PM-9PM @ Rockfire Grill All talent welcome: spoken word, music performance, comedy, etc. To reserve a slot, email promotion@kcsb.org We […]

Interview: OPIUO x KCSB x Lucidity Festival 2019

08 May, 2019

blog / interviews

Headlining act OPIUO, Oscar Davey-Wright, came out from Melbourne, Australia to grace the main stage as one of Lucidity Festival’s killer headliners. Complex and captivating elements such as spacey laser visuals combined with his seamless flow of upbeat bass, future funk–and more irrefutably dance-inducing sounds made the set especially memorable. […]

Tuesday on ¡Muévelas!: Eddie Palmieri

06 May, 2019

blog / DJ Posts / interviews

Join host Tío Chuy this Tuesday 5/7 as he interviews jazz legend Eddie Palmieri. Dance-able music is important to both the multi-grammy award winning piano player as well ¡Muévelas! host Tío Chuy.  Join the party 6 – 8 AM this Tuesday for a chance to win tickets to see the […]

Show Review: Big Thief at the Fonda Theater on 5/3/19

03 May, 2019

show reviews

On May 2nd, four-piece indie-rock band Big Thief headlined The Fonda theater the night before the release of U.F.O.F., their third full-length album. Singer-songwriter Victoria Williams opened the show with a performance that was unarguably quirky, charming, and wholesome. As her band left the stage for her last song – […]

KCSB’s Art + Techno Show

02 May, 2019

at the station

On Friday, April 26th, KCSB-FM hosted a free art and techno show in the Red Barn Project Space. Featuring live sets by Nausea, Julien Andreas, Anaesthetik, and Sans Nom (one of KCSB’s very own DJs), the Red Barn was transformed into a buzzing, bumping, technicolored dance party. Multimedia art installations […]

Just, Internet, Gunpowder Empires

30 Apr, 2019

blog / events

Just (OC solo act), Internet (local dream pop), and Gunpowder Empires (local hardcore) at The Hard to Find Show Space Friday, May 10th, 2019 8PM-11:30PM 7190 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117