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Interview: Park 70

06 Jul, 2020

blog / interviews

Matthew McPherson interviews Cain and Ryan of Park 70. This interview was originally done for the KCSB Zine 2020: Love and Light (coming soon!) In general, what kickstarted the conception of Park 70? A lot of the droney sounds reminded me of early Kranky. Additionally, how much has it grown […]

Interview: Astral Spirits (KCSB Zine 2020)

26 Jun, 2020

blog / interviews / music / zine

Matthew McPherson interviews Nate Cross of Astral Spirits. This interview was originally done for the KCSB Zine 2020: Love and Light (coming soon!) How did Monofonus Press birth Astral Spirits and why was keeping it DIY so essential? I had been in a few groups that had releases on Monofonus […]

Interview: Reserve Matinee

26 Jun, 2020

blog / interviews

Interview conducted by Mattew McPherson (Wane Lietoc).  Where’d the name Reserve Matinee come from? I’ve always been listening to this music at night! JD: Haha. We had a few lists of names going and “Reserve Matinee” quickly became a favorite. This was during a very inspired, hazy-yet-electric time of finally […]

Tape Quarantine: Beacon by Gercyz/Powers/Rolin

18 Jun, 2020

DJ Posts / music / music reviews

With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. Back in Isla Vista for the sixth edition, he reviews an encapsulating tape by psych-folk group Gercyz/Powers/Rolin.     When I finally made it back […]

Dulce Fresita presents M&M!

13 Jun, 2020

at the station / DJ Posts / music

  Join us for a special episode of Dulce Fresita with our friends, Mackenzie and Matise! We hope you enjoy it babies!!!!  REMEMBER TO SUPPORT YOUR INDIE DJs!                                             […]

SUPPORT BLACK MUSICIANS

04 Jun, 2020

blog / DJ Posts / music

    On June 5th, 2020, bandcamp will be removing transaction fees for artists. This means that if you buy from an artists bandcamp page, 100% of the funds donated will go directly to an artist! Holy smokes!!!!!!  Programmer of TBD, Thomas Moran, and the rest of KCSB staff put […]

CYBERBITCH26 + TECHNOPAGAN LIVE ON KCSB-FM

01 Jun, 2020

blog / DJ Posts / live in-studios / music

  This week on Ephemera, Cyberbitch 26 & Technopagan take over the show!   Cyberbitch 26, from Portland Oregon, has worked with a variety of labels including Normcorps & Prophets of Hardcore. This past month, Narcissa released her track “Bone Marrow” on the newly founded label Hard Trade,  Berlin for […]

Tape Quarantine: Tiger Trap

30 May, 2020

DJ Posts / music / music reviews

With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. In the fifth volume, he catches himself in a tiger trap. I am swimming through tapes—not even counting what I’ve picked up over the last […]

“Together Forever”: Submit to Our Website!

25 May, 2020

at the station / blog

Calling all artists/creatives/writers/music enthusiasts! We hope that during this period of self-isolation, you are continuing to relentlessly create and be inspired. KCSB-FM is looking to highlight your work on our website! What kind of content? Literally anything! Poems, articles, short stories, graphics, art, music reviews, music playlists, films, photography, etc. […]

Tape Quarantine: Galaxie 500

25 May, 2020

DJ Posts / music / music reviews

With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. In this edition, he stumbles upon a classic shoegaze favorite.   After a week of rain should be a week of sunshine, but the skies […]

THANK YOU FUND DRIVE 2020 BUSINESS DONORS!!!

12 May, 2020

at the station / blog / fund drive

As local businesses in Santa Barbara are slowly reopening, KCSB-FM would like to take this moment to give a massive thank you to our Fund Drive 2020 business donors! As a non-profit, student-led multimedia organization, we rely greatly on donor support to help with programming, events, and operations. Thank you […]

Tape Quarantine: Soccer Mommy’s Color Theory

05 May, 2020

DJ Posts / music / music reviews

With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding. Here’s his take on the latest Soccer Mommy album: color theory.   It rained last week to a degree that even the family iris flower could not ignore, […]

Tape Quarantine: Yves Tumor-Heaven to a Tortured Mind

22 Apr, 2020

DJ Posts / music / music reviews

With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding. For the this  week’s edition, here is a look at Yves Tumor’s debut EP, Heaven for a Tortured Mind. For most, self-quarantine does not provide a space for […]

Tape Quarantine: Angel Olsen’s Strange Cacti

12 Apr, 2020

DJ Posts / music / music reviews

With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding. For the inaugural edition, here is a look at Angel Olsen’s debut EP, Strange Cacti. Over the course of the last decade, Angel Olsen went from folk hero […]

Bandcamping in Self-Isolation

“Written by Matt McPherson aka Wane Lietoc, External Music Director and DJ of  Wane Lietoc Consumes the Bloghouse! and Lietoc’s Krankcast Currently, as I type this up, I have left Santa Barbara for self-quarantine south in Escondido. In these delicate times, KCSB, from community programmers to student leadership, is shifting in […]

Sending Love, from KCSB-FM

25 Mar, 2020

at the station

To our KCSB Community: KCSB Staff recognizes the importance of independent radio as a source of information and support to our community through these turbulent moments. Our staff is adjusting to circumstances affecting the UCSB Campus and our programmers from our community of students and non-students. In an effort to […]

IN PICTURES: SASAMI AT SOHO 2/26

24 Mar, 2020

show reviews

Photos and words by Kiyomi Morrison Known for her time playing synth in L.A. rock band Cherry Glazer, and opening for acts like Mitski, Soccer Mommy, Blondie, Snail Mail, and more — Sasami has earned her place in the industry long before her recent foray as a solo artist. Her […]

KCSB-FM FUND DRIVE 2020

18 Feb, 2020

at the station / events / fund drive

    Fund Drive 2020 is now over, but you can always donate online:   (Network for Good)   >>> Bank Burner Records (purchase our merch 24/7)! <<< If you indicated to Donate by Check during the drive: Checks can be delivered in person or mailed to: KCSB-FM 91.9 P. […]

PROJECT LAUNCH

03 Feb, 2020

playlists

      Enjoy this Spotify month’s playlist, featuring the first songs played by the DJ’s of the multiple new shows from our Winter 2020 schedule! Congratulations to all who made it onto FM! Artwork by Mauricio Collado, KCSB Publicity Ambassador. Listen to Spotify playlist >>HERE<<! 1.  The Creek Walk […]

KCSB-FM FUND DRIVE

24 Jan, 2020

events

    ★·.·´¯`·.·★·.·´¯`·.·★·.·´¯`·.·★·.·´¯`·.·★·.·´¯`·.·★ Greetings, Earthlings! The KCSB FUND DRIVE makes its annual orbit around Planet Earth on 2/19/2020 at 06:00 hours! It’ll be making some noise for a solid 10 days, so don’t miss your opportunity to tune in for special signals from the cosmos! Hear it at 91.9 on […]

Wane Lietoc’s 12 Albums of the Year

04 Jan, 2020

music / music reviews

Written by Matt McPherson aka Wane Lietoc, External Music Director and DJ of  Wane Lietoc Consumes the Bloghouse! I’m stubborn about music, generally. It seems odd to think about it like that, because I spent much time interrogating at least 150 albums this year. Back catalogs from discogs and album […]