KCSB Artists Playlist Series Presents: Alms

13 Oct, 2020

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In the first installment of KCSB’s Artists Playlist Series, we present a playlist curated by the Los Angeles-based band Alms! About Alms: Alms was started in 2017 by Roman Zangari as a recording outlet for songs he had written while attending college in Santa Cruz. It grew from a solo-project […]


24 Aug, 2020

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It seems we’ve almost reached the end of one of the craziest summers in history. Here at the ~temporarily virtual~ station, we’ve cooked up a playlist to commemorate this last month. KCSB’s Executive Committee was asked to contribute a few songs they’ve been listening to throughout August 2020, and they […]


03 Feb, 2020


      Enjoy this month’s Spotify 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 the playlist >>here<<! 1.  The Creek Walk […]

PLAYLIST: Nicoletta of HSA Talks 2019 Faves (So Far)

17 Oct, 2019

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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 […]

All That Jazz, A Historical Playlist

30 Apr, 2019

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  King Oliver & His Dixie Syncopators – Doctor Jazz Joe “King” Oliver was born on May 11, 1885 in New Orleans. “Doctor Jazz” was recorded in 1926, (issued by the Crates Digger Music Group on a compilation entitled, “Showboat Shuffle”), and is an excellent of example of early jazz […]

An Intro to Plunderphonics w/ N.Weis

21 Dec, 2018

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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

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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 […]