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Tape Quarantine: Sonic Youth’s Sonic Death

29 Jan, 2021

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With our 2019-2020 Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matty McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to their personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in their collection. This time around, they dive deep into Sonic Youth’s dreamlike Sonic Death. In Jim Jarmusch’s Stranger Than Paradise (1985), Eszter Balint’s character strolls […]

Last Refuge of the Incompetent Presents: Nick Hubble

23 Jan, 2021

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Your favorite local sci-fi radio show Last Refuge of the Incompetent presents you with a special guest this week: Nick Hubble! This episode will air on Saturday, January 23rd at 6 PM. Nick Hubble is a professor of modern and contemporary English at Brunel University. Their latest work, “Growing Old […]

DJ DARLA BEA’s PLAYLIST: AS HEARD ON KCSB

27 Nov, 2020

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DJ DARLA BEA’s PLAYLIST: AS HEARD ON KCSB* (1 HOUR EXACTLY) (*songs Sunday night programmer DJ Darla Bea discovered by listening to KCSB-FM Since 1993; featuring songs played by Prozac Cat show Das Williams guest, Ryan Ealum, Ted Coe, Adam Korn, Smiley Smile, DJ Marcelino, Gardens & Villa on Freak […]

The Blacklight Special Presents: JX-216

21 Nov, 2020

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This Sunday night, November 22nd from 10pm-12am, tune into KCSB-FM for a special mix by JX-216 on The Blacklight Special. Formerly known as Milkplant, JX-216 is a new alias developed by veteran San Francisco Techno DJ/Producer, Justin William Pennell over the last several years. Schooled in the Midwest and developed […]

DJ Bios

26 Oct, 2020

at the station / DJ Posts

meet our djs! Alfred | The Creek Walk The Creek Walk is a collection of classical and folk music that depicts themes of the natural world either through lyrics, title, instrumentation and more. I am a student in the Music Department at UCSB and like to use this show to […]

Tape Quarantine: World Fantasy by Foot Village

20 Aug, 2020

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With our 2019-2020 Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to their personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in their collection. In the eighth edition of Tape Quarantine, they listen to Foot Village on their new Walkman.  There’s a primal joy to biking, I […]

Interview with Mystic Timbre

04 Aug, 2020

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Mystic Timbre: The Short, Sweet Life of a Tape Label While I love listening to music on tape (as you should know!), I have a great affection for the labels that are sending these out like messages in a bottle. Recently, I stumbled across Mystic Timbre, which as a label […]

Tape Quarantine: Claire Rousay

04 Aug, 2020

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With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to their personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in their collection. For the seventh edition, they enter Claire Rousay’s world. I’ve spent a lot of time waiting on tapes (including some from the original Bandcamp Friday […]

Wane Lietoc’s Tape Quarantine: Beacon by Gercyz/Powers/Rolin

18 Jun, 2020

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With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to their personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in their collection. Back in Isla Vista for the sixth edition, they review an encapsulating tape by psych-folk group Gercyz/Powers/Rolin.     When I finally made it back […]

Dulce Fresita presents M&M!

13 Jun, 2020

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  Join us for a special episode of Dulce Fresita with our friends, Mackenzie and Matise! We hope you enjoy it babies!!!!  REMEMBER TO SUPPORT YOUR INDIE DJs!                                             […]

SUPPORT BLACK MUSICIANS

04 Jun, 2020

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    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

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  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

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With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to their personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in their collection. In the fifth volume, they catch themself 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

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With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to their personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in their collection. In this edition, they stumble 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

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With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to their personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding. Here’s their 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

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With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to their personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding. For 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 sensuality […]

Tape Quarantine: Angel Olsen’s Strange Cacti

12 Apr, 2020

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With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to their 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 […]

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 […]

Tuesday on ¡Muévelas!: Eddie Palmieri

06 May, 2019

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Join host Tío Chuy this Tuesday 5/7 as he interviews jazz legend Eddie Palmieri. Dance-able music is important to both the multi-grammy award winning piano player as well ¡Muévelas! host Tío Chuy.  Join the party 6 – 8 AM this Tuesday for a chance to win tickets to see the […]