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Native American Heritage Month Resources

23 Nov, 2022

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With November being Native American Heritage Month, the music department wanted to do a little something to recognize all of the immensely talented artists with indigenous backgrounds. Of course, the scope of music by Native artists is very broad, and ranges from traditional instrumental sounds, to modern/contemporary music performed by […]

Music Library RIYL Vol. 1

02 Nov, 2022

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words by: Justin Africawala (22-23′ Music Librarian) KCSB’s music library is a somewhat unsettling place to step inside of. Mostly because it’s pretty dusty and the lighting makes me dissociate but there’s at least a lot of cool music. I took a bunch of vinyl and listened to them and […]

October’s Add of the Month: Homegrown by CARRTOONS

21 Oct, 2022

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Words by: Jack McKinnon (Internal Music Director 2022-23)   When it comes to music, sometimes it isn’t even the singer that draws you towards certain songs and albums. Behind the scenes are the producers, mixers, mastering engineers, and more. It really is a team effort all around, and for all […]

Spooktober Playlist

19 Oct, 2022

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This month, our staff put together an October themed playlist for you to listen during your spooky tomfoolery! Read on to see words from our staff about why they chose the songs they did! MARION’S RECS  “Anemone” – Brian Jonestown Massacre From the outset, the name “Brian Jonestown Massacre,” draws […]

KCSB T-Shirt Design Contest 2022

10 Oct, 2022

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  We’re happy to announce the KCSB-FM 2022 T-Shirt Design Contest! If chosen, you will receive a $250 prize and your design will be featured on the KCSB fund drive shirt this year! Your design may undergo minor edits by the publications coordinator prior to printing.  Submit your designs here […]

Hispanic Heritage Month Playlist

28 Sep, 2022

blog / music / playlists

This month, KCSBfm is celebrating the wide-reaching impact of Hispanic culture. For this month’s playlist, members of KCSBfm’s Executive Committee highlight the breadth of Hispanic culture’s contribution to music by choosing their favorite songs from a myriad of culturally-influenced genres. Hispanic punk/emo/skramz – Justin Genre background The history of Latinx […]

KCSB Goes Way Out West

12 Sep, 2022

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Words by Yousef Srour, Internal Music Director 21-22′ Welcome to Way Out West. For those of you who aren’t enlightened and haven’t been to the premier festival in Gothenburg, Sweden, this is a three-day festival with five stages, four theaters, and seven independent music venues spread out throughout the city. […]

New Music: Peyton – Make Me Say It Again, Girl

26 Aug, 2022

blog / DJ Posts / music / new music

words by: Dorien Medina, Digital Media Coordinator 22-23′ Peyton shows us how we can appreciate something that’s more than just a cover          In her first release since her 2021 Album PSA, Peyton reminds us how much of an engaging artist she is with her vivid reimagining […]

✰ ExComm’s Summer Camp 2022 Playlist ✰

26 Aug, 2022

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Need a new playlist for those late summer barbecues? ExComm has got you covered.  Each summer, KCSB gains a new Executive Committee made up of 18 members that together are responsible for the planning and execution of daily station operation and programming. Together, we also curated this summer-camp playlist for […]

✷ LOONA: Live at the Wiltern ✷

08 Aug, 2022

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Words by Chloe Kimmel Digital Media Coordinator 21-22′     It’s a Tuesday in Koreatown two hours before the venue doors are scheduled to open and the line for general admission already wraps around the block in a complete loop. Wiltern staff are perplexed at how to manage such an […]

Aidan and Ryan’s Hard Summer Recap

05 Aug, 2022

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Last Weekend, KCSB’s own Aidan Manousos and Ryan Miller travelled to San Bernardino for Hard Summer, an annual dance and electronic music festival put on my Insomniac Events. With excitement and open ears they saw several familiar and unfamiliar artists play throughout the three days of performances. To find out […]

July’s Add of the Month: NOESTÁSAQUÍ by Carmelo Haze

01 Aug, 2022

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Words by Jack McKinnon, Internal Music Director 22-23′ The quartet you didn’t know that you needed to know about, Caramelo Haze. This group of four talented musicians have put together their debut album NOESTÁSAQUÍ (you aren’t here) and it definitely makes you feel as such, out of this world. The […]

LEO PLAYLIST ♌︎

29 Jul, 2022

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July 23 – August 22 element: fire key words: confident, bright, bold, proud, regal,  symbol: the lion modality: fixed – steady, determined, calm planetary ruler: Sun Words and Music Curation by Chloe Kimmel, Digital Media Coordinator 21-22 No one loves life quite like a Leo! Much like the sun, Leos […]

91.9 KCSB-FM: Aidan and Ryan Take Hard Summer 2022

28 Jul, 2022

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Hey Ravers! Aidan and Ryan here, we’ll be in San Bernardino covering Hard Summer this weekend, and we wanted to put together a playlists of some artists to watch for! From techno to house, to jersey club and hip-hop, Hard Summer features three days of stacked lineups across a multitude […]

Pitchfork Music Festival 2022: Smaller Sets, Bigger Hearts

26 Jul, 2022

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Words by Ryan Miller, Promotions Director 2021-2022 Pitchfork Music Festival is a 3-day festival held in Union Park, Chicago, and organized by the curators behind Pitchfork Media. Whether you love them or not, the website has long been an important platform to highlight left-field, alternative, and independent artists, and the […]

☆Desert Island Playlist☆

26 Jul, 2022

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For this month’s playlist, the music department imagines that while on a journey across the high seas in search for great music for the KCSBfm music library, their ship is wrecked by a torrential storm and they were left stranded on a desert island. These are the ten songs that […]

KCSB Presents: Wavves at the Ventura Music Hall

21 Jul, 2022

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On Thursday, July 21st at 8 PM, Wavves kicks off their King of the Beach Tour at the Ventura Music Hall, celebrating the 12th anniversary of the band’s seminal album King of the Beach.    The night’s opening guests are BOYO and the Chicago-based shoegaze band SMUT.    Doors open […]

Concert Review: Ty Segall at the Teragram Ballroom

14 Jul, 2022

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Words by: Marión Suchowiecky   The Teragram Ballroom sits between a convenience store called Rosa Mini’s Market and a dry cleaners. Tall buildings with intricate scaffolding designs tower over this modest venue, which is just a 10 minute drive away from the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. It’s Thursday, July […]

cancer season ☾✩☽

11 Jul, 2022

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Words + Music Curation by Chloe Kimmel, Digital Media Coordinator 21-22 June 21 – July 22 element: water key words: empathetic, maternal, intuitive, sensitive, dreamy, observant, creative, nurturing symbol: the crab modality: cardinal – active, quick, and ambitious planetary ruler: Moon. Classically, the moon was thought to be the protector […]

KCSB Goes Midwest! Who To See At Pitchfork Music Festival 2022

09 Jul, 2022

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Words by Ryan Miller, Promotions Director 2021-2022 As part of my last hurrah here at the station and Santa Barbara, I’ll be heading over to the Windy City to cover this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival from July 15th through 17th! With one of my favorite lineups of genre-defining musicians this […]