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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rainbow Kitten Surprise: Live at the Santa Barbara Bowl

20 Jun, 2022

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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, […]

❀ Music Department Spring Playlist ❀

31 May, 2022

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

ZelooperZ x KCSB Interview

03 May, 2022

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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

☆60TH ANNIVERSARY PLAYLIST☆

29 Apr, 2022

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To celebrate KCSBfm’s 60th anniversary, the music department, with the help of DJ Darla Bea, created a playlist showcasing our favorite tunes from each decade since KCSB’s inception.    1960s – MARION I’ll preface this by saying that KCSB did play classical music for the first few years of our […]

Live at The Music Box: Skegss

26 Apr, 2022

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  The crowd roared. The Aussie group needed no introduction as the crowd rippled with mosh pits opening up. The crowd bristled with excitement as their favorite band finally came to their home after two years of being unable to tour due to COVID.   The magic of Skegss could […]

6 Hip Hop Songs to Soundtrack Your 420 High

20 Apr, 2022

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Happy 420 to all the KCSBong rippers and KCSBlunt smokers out there supporting community powered radio. Hip Hop has a long history of producing music about marijuana and, over the years, some truly fire joints about firing joints have made their way into the world. During last Thursday’s episode of […]

KCSB Presents: ZelooperZ

05 Apr, 2022

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KCSB INVITES YOU TO ATTEND OUR FREE SPRING CONCERT!!!!!   KCSB invites all hip-hop heads to our free Spring Insight concert featuring Detroit emcee ZelooperZ.  The show will be at The Hub at University Center on Sunday, April 10th at 7 PM. This event is open to all, with green […]

Femmes in Clubs Playlist✩

31 Mar, 2022

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What better way to end Women’s History Month than on the dance floor? I curated this Femmes In Clubs playlist with inclusivity and bass in mind, so throw these songs on the CDJ and embrace this eclectic mix of hard techno, jersey club, drum ‘n’ bass, deep house, and electro! […]

☆MARCH MUSIC DEPT. PLAYLIST☆

17 Mar, 2022

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Enjoy this playlist featuring songs that KCSB’s music department has been listening to this March!   MARION’S RECS  “Waters Of March” – Marisa Monte, David Byrne – This track perfectly utilizes musical tension to emulate that funny little game the seasons play with us each year around this time- is […]

Spotlight Programming: Woman’s History Month

08 Mar, 2022

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Happy International Women’s Month from your friends at KCSB-FM!! To celebrate, we’ve created a specialty curated spotlight of female-fronted content for the entirety of Women’s History Month. Join us every Friday from 5-6pm during the month of March to celebrate the impactful voices of women in media on 91.9 FM […]

☆1962 IN MUSIC☆

10 Feb, 2022

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KCSBfm was founded in 1962, which means that this year is the station’s 60th anniversary! To celebrate this very special milestone, the music department has come together to look back at what music was playing on the airwaves in 1962! Enjoy this playlist where Marion and Derian dive into what […]