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KCSB-FM News Presents: Unnatural Disasters & Environmental Racism

10 Feb, 2019

blog / events / news

  KCSB News Presents: Unnatural Disasters & Environmental Racism The public is invited to attend Unnatural Disasters and Environmental Racism, a panel discussion, on Monday, February 25, at 5PM, in the Graduate Student (GSA) Lounge located on the second floor of the MultiCultural Center at UCSB. The program will broadcast […]

2019 Band Lottery – Show Up, Hang Out, Form A Band!

04 Feb, 2019

blog / events

Back by popular demand: the Band Lottery! What is a Band Lottery? ———————— A band lottery (or band in a hat, music meetup, etc) is an event designed for anyone who wants to play music with people! You show up to the event, fill out a small form (name, contact […]

Call into the KCSB Sports basketball postgame show!

31 Jan, 2019

blog / sports

For the Winter 2019 quarter, KCSB Sports is doing a two-and-a-half hour call in show for UCSB basketball games! The schedule is as follows: 1/31 – MBB vs UC Irvine 2/6 – MBB vs CSUN 2/7 – WBB vs UC Davis 2/14 – MBB at UC Riverside 2/21 – MBB […]

KCSB-FM x IV Trading Post Yard Sale + Hangout

28 Jan, 2019

blog / events

  KCSB-FM and IV Trading Post are hosting a yard sale/hangout on Wed., February 27th in the KCSB Courtyard (under Storke Tower). Stop by for some cool(?) kcsb swag, good(?) records and cds, interesting(?) individuals, and tasty(?) food. IV Trading Post will be hosting a pop-up thrift shop where everyone […]

KCSB-FM 2019 Fund Drive!

21 Jan, 2019


>>>DONATE HERE<<< What is Fund Drive? During the 10 days of KCSB’s Annual Fund Drive, we broadcast special programs in the hopes of gaining listener support and contributions. KCSB receives no state funding. Money donated during Fund Drive is necessary to fund day to day station operations as well as putting on events, […]

Pure Shit, Grimly Forming, Rolex, Blast Radius & Mullholland @ Biko Garage, Feb 15th

14 Jan, 2019


Pure Shit (los angeles) bandcamp: https://pureshitinfo.bandcamp.com/releases   Rolex (los angeles) bandcamp: https://rolex.bandcamp.com/   Grimly Forming (los angeles) bandcamp: https://grimlyforming.bandcamp.com/   Blast Radius (santa ana) bandcamp: https://blastradius714.bandcamp.com/releases   Mullholland (ventura) https://mulholland805.bandcamp.com/   Feb., 15th @ Biko Garage (6612 Sueno Rd.) 9pm $5 – $10 Donation >>Facebook Event<<

How to Get Your Own Radio Program at KCSB-FM

08 Jan, 2019

at the station / blog / DJ Posts

If you’re interested in becoming a programmer on KCSB, first come to an orientation. We hold orientations at the beginning of every UCSB academic quarter. Program proposals will be given out at orientation. After you receive the proposal, fill it out and turn it in before the deadline. Accepted proposals will start […]

World Music Wednesday: Child of the Rainbow

07 Jan, 2019

blog / music / music reviews

Few albums of the past decade resist simple categorization as Gurrumul’s 2018 release Djarimirri: Child of the Rainbow does. Gurrumul hailed from Australia’s Elcho Island as a member of the indigenous Yolngu people. Born totally blind, he never learned braille or used a guide dog and was intensely shy. A […]

An Intro to Plunderphonics w/ N.Weis

21 Dec, 2018

blog / playlists

Recently, Negativland’s Mark Hosler and Wobbly performed a live set in the KCSB courtyard alongside KCSB programmer Irene Moon. Negativland helped pioneer the practice of “plunderphonics”, so DJ N. Weis put together a brief soirée into “plunderphonics” for those unfamiliar with the genre. John Oswald – Don’t John Oswald coined […]

Your Hot-As-Memphis-in-the-Summer Rap Playlist

21 Dec, 2018

blog / playlists

Looking for a ~chill~ summer playlist to impress all your friends at your next BBQ? Well, it’s here, right here, in this newsletter and it’s all Memphis and Memphis-style hip hop and rap. Memphis rap is known for it’s lo-fi, gritty production and explicit lyrics. It might seem contradictory, but […]

Show Review: Mogwai at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel on Jan. 18th, 2017

30 Jan, 2017

blog / show reviews

Ever-evolving sonically, Scottish band Mogwai have scored three films in addition to releasing eight studio albums. Beginning as a rock-centered band with an atmospheric and enveloping sound, their evolution into soundtrack work is a natural progression for the band. On January 18th, they performed their most recent film collaboration live […]

Interview: CHEW (Atlanta, GA)

18 Nov, 2016

blog / interviews

Atlanta-based trio CHEW aren’t your ordinary psychedelic rock band. Frantic pacing, technical riffing, bombastic drumming and electronic weirdness encompass their wholly unique take on the genre. 91.9 KCSB-FM’s Spencer VH was able to speak to the band about what it’s like being an instrumental band, must-see destinations in California and their hometown Atlanta […]

Local Band Spotlight: Lanayah

22 Apr, 2016

blog / interviews

LANAYAH is a three-piece band from Santa Barbara, CA. They’ve developed a fanbase in a short time, likely due to their loud and enveloping live performances. KCSB’s Spencer vH asked the band a few questions. — KCSB: How long has Lanayah been around and what brought the members together? Do you guys […]

Interview: Geographer

17 Apr, 2016

interviews / music

[April 17, 2016] Interview by Amanda Katz and Claire Breen. Edited by Spencer vH. Photos by Emily Sevin. Mike Deni of Geographer is a self-identified fan of pop music, ranging from fellow New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen to Justin Bieber, and many artists in between. He doesn’t shy away from his […]

INTERVIEW: See Through Dresses (Omaha, NE)

15 Apr, 2016

interviews / music

[April 15, 2016] By Spencer VH Spencer vH: What brought the four of you together? Were their previous bands that members played together in or are you just all just products of similar parts of your local music scene? SEE THROUGH DRESSES: Matt and I had been playing in a […]

Way Back Then: “Hi Scores” by Boards of Canada

05 Mar, 2016

blog / music / music reviews

[March 5, 2016] By Spencer VH With a career spanning over twenty-five years, Edinburgh, Scotland’s Boards of Canada just might be one of the single most influential electronic music artists of all time. That being said, they still might also be one of the most underrated.  With compositions in mainstream […]

Interview with Haybaby

24 Feb, 2016

interviews / music

[February 24, 2016]   By Spencer vH Spencer: Did any events or series of events lead to the formation of Haybaby? Were there other bands with similar members or anything else that influenced bringing the band together? Haybaby: I feel like our origin story is not super interesting. I used […]

Local Band Spotlight: Video Duct

16 Jan, 2016

blog / interviews

California by-way-of Missouri band Video Duct keeps a low profile. In March 2015 they released their ‘Anti-Human Hate’ cassette and just a little over a year later, another is about to be released. KCSB’s Spencer vH spoke to the band. – KCSB: When exactly was Video Duct formed? Have you maintained […]

Show Review: Hinds at Velvet Jones on 10/17/16

16 Jan, 2016

blog / show reviews

As the saying goes, girls are made of sugar, spice, and everything nice, right? Now, we all know that women are creatures far exceeding these basic ingredients, but add some cherry-red lipstick, high-tops, an oversized t-shirt, and a cigarette or two, and we might just have something that resembles the […]

RnB Up-and-Comer Gallant Sits Down With KCSB FM

10 Nov, 2015

interviews / music

[November 10, 2015] Written by Sahil Bissessur   Gallant is currently on tour, opening for Sufjan Stevens. Gallant is signed to Mind of a Genius record label, which also reps ZHU. SB: Was the [Weight in Gold] music video completely your idea with the light show in the room? G: […]