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Rainbow Kitten Surprise: Live at the Santa Barbara Bowl

20 Jun, 2022

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Words by: Yousef Srour, Internal Music Director Composed of Ela Melo, Darrick “Bozzy” Keller, Ethan Goodpaster, Jess Haney, and Charlie Holt, the five members together make up Rainbow Kitten Surprise. Everyone in Santa Barbara knew their names and chanted for them when they came on stage. It’s May 27, 2022, […]

Programmer Spotlight Blog: Hattie Belle

18 Jun, 2022

at the station / blog / DJ Posts

It was a hot sticky summer afternoon in 2018. The kind of afternoon that eagerly awaits the night. The Déjà Vu Circus was set up on the southbound shoulder of a two-lane highway. The dusty road rose to life as the show began. Acrobats, clowns, fire breathers, trapeze artists, cats […]

❀ Music Department Spring Playlist ❀

31 May, 2022

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MARION’S RECS  “Lady In The Darkest Hour” – Kate Bollinger – Kate Bollinger’s voice is so remarkably sweet. This is a song about being patient when times are tough, and trusting that better days are around the corner. My favorite parts of this song are the strings which are featured […]

KCSB-FM Co-Presents: Ceylon International Film Festival

21 May, 2022

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The Ceylon International Film Festival (CEYIFF) will be held Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12, 2022, at the Lobero Theatre. Dedicated to presenting international and Sri Lankan cinema to film enthusiasts, CEYIFF is the first-ever Sri Lankan Film Festival organized outside of Sri Lanka. Their mission is to screen […]

Exploring Asian American Artists with EASTBOUND

20 May, 2022

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Words by Justin Huang   boylife boylife is the solo project of Ryan Yoo of mmmonika, a Los Angeles-based indie band. The boylife sound was first introduced with the song peas, a song more reminiscent of a slow R&B song with upscaled production and poetic lyricism. While the song itself […]

KCSB X Ventura Music Hall: Summer Concerts

14 May, 2022

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The Ventura Music Hall and KCSB-FM are partnering on an exciting slate of shows to kick off this summer season! From psychedelic rock to alternative R&B, there’s something for everyone! 🏝️ With an intimate setting, fresh craft food, and drinks served in-house, the Ventura Music Hall brings an unrivaled venue […]

ZelooperZ x KCSB Interview

03 May, 2022

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KCSB’s Music Director Yousef Srour sat down with ZelooperZ on April 10th, 2022 in support of his performance at the Hub. Srour inquired on Z’s Detroit roots, his latest release Get WeT.Radio, recent collaborations, and Z’s signature vocal style. Video by Dorien Medina Interview by Yousef Srour

Meet KCSB’s Founder Bill Harrison

30 Apr, 2022

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Bill Harrison founded KCSB (Navajo Radio) in his dorm room in 1962 when he was a student at UC Santa Barbara. Now, as KCSB FM celebrates 60 years on the air, KCSB’s archives coordinator Lekha Sapers speaks with Harrison, to find out how he did it – and what he […]

☆60TH ANNIVERSARY PLAYLIST☆

29 Apr, 2022

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To celebrate KCSBfm’s 60th anniversary, the music department, with the help of DJ Darla Bea, created a playlist showcasing our favorite tunes from each decade since KCSB’s inception.    1960s – MARION I’ll preface this by saying that KCSB did play classical music for the first few years of our […]

Live at The Music Box: Skegss

26 Apr, 2022

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  The crowd roared. The Aussie group needed no introduction as the crowd rippled with mosh pits opening up. The crowd bristled with excitement as their favorite band finally came to their home after two years of being unable to tour due to COVID.   The magic of Skegss could […]

KCSB-FM Co-Presents: The Mountain Goats

24 Apr, 2022

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On Friday, April 29th at 9:00 PM, The Mountain Goats with Cardioid, will be performing at the Ventura Music Hall. The Mountain Goats are known for their lofi-indie-folk rock releases on the Merge Records label. Since the 90s, The Mountain Goats have produced an extensive discography with a distinct folk […]

6 Hip Hop Songs to Soundtrack Your 420 High

20 Apr, 2022

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Happy 420 to all the KCSBong rippers and KCSBlunt smokers out there supporting community powered radio. Hip Hop has a long history of producing music about marijuana and, over the years, some truly fire joints about firing joints have made their way into the world. During last Thursday’s episode of […]

60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

07 Apr, 2022

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Calling all KCSB Alumni! KCSB-FM is hosting a 60th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion during UCSB’s All Gaucho Reunion Weekend (April 28th-May 1, 2022) We’ll be gathering in Storke Plaza and around KCSB’s studios in the Storke Student Media Building for a day of activities, food, entertainment, and — of course — […]

KCSB Presents: ZelooperZ

05 Apr, 2022

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KCSB INVITES YOU TO ATTEND OUR FREE SPRING CONCERT!!!!!   KCSB invites all hip-hop heads to our free Spring Insight concert featuring Detroit emcee ZelooperZ.  The show will be at The Hub at University Center on Sunday, April 10th at 7 PM. This event is open to all, with green […]