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✷ LOONA: Live at the Wiltern ✷

08 Aug, 2022

blog / DJ Posts / show reviews

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

blog / news

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

blog / music

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

blog / DJ Posts / playlists

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

blog / events / music / playlists

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

blog / music / show reviews

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 […]

KCSB Presents: Wavves at the Ventura Music Hall

21 Jul, 2022

blog / events

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

music / show reviews

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 […]

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

09 Jul, 2022

blog / events / music

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 […]

KCSB Presents: Corinne Bailey Rae at the Lobero Theatre

04 Jul, 2022

blog / events

On Wednesday, July 13th at 7:30pm, Corinne Bailey Rae is performing at the Lobero Theatre as part of her SUNLIGHT / SUNLIGHT! Tour.   The two-time GRAMMY Award-winner shot to stardom with her #1 UK debut album. Featuring the global hits “Put Your Records On” and “Like A Star”. This […]

Rainbow Kitten Surprise: Live at the Santa Barbara Bowl

20 Jun, 2022

blog / music / show reviews

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

blog / music / playlists

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

blog / events

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

blog / events / music

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 […]

KCSB-FM IS HIRING!

03 May, 2022

at the station

KCSB-FM 91.9, the community radio station located on the UCSB campus, is hiring student staff for our 2022-2023 Executive Committee. There are currently 16 paid student leadership positions open for applications. KCSB is managed by a student-led Executive Committee, comprised of 18 positions which divide the numerous responsibilities required to […]

ZelooperZ x KCSB Interview

03 May, 2022

at the station / blog / events / interviews / music

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