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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

So long, 2019

26 Dec, 2019

at the station

    ❅ ❆ ❅ ❆ ❅ ❆ ❅ ❆ ❅ ❆ ❅ ❆ Dear Radio Friends and Supporters: Greetings of the Season! We’d like to thank all of you for being a continuous supporter of student-run college radio KCSB-FM over the years – THANK YOU! Your generous donations have […]

KCSB-FM WINTER ORIENTATION

03 Dec, 2019

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 WINTER Orientation will be held on Tuesday, January 7th at 6pm, here at the KCSB Courtyard (under Storke […]

Interview with Captain Suun with Kiely Ward

07 Nov, 2019

interviews

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 […]

KCSB-FM X IV FOOD CO OP: OPEN MIC NIGHT

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 […]

PEEK-A-BOO! BASH: ZINE + RECORD RELEASE SHOW

14 Oct, 2019

blog / events / music

WE WELCOME ALL GHOULS AND GHOBLINS TO KCSB’S HALLOWEEN CONCERT AND MEDIA RELEASE SHOW! OUR ZINE COMMITTEE WORKED REALLY HARD ON OUR ANNUAL ZINE AND WE ARE EXCITED TO FINALLY SHOW AND GIVE U IT TO YOU FOR ~*FREEEEEE*~ !!!! THERE WILL ALSO BE A COSTUME CONTEST WITH VERY SPECIAL […]