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Erika de Casier x KCSB Interview

30 Dec, 2021

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Erika de Casier has certainly been an artist to keep an eye on. Her two albums, ‘Essentials’ and ‘Sensational,’ showcase her distinct blend of R&B and electronic music, intimate songwriting, and clean production style. Read on for a conversation between Erika and KCSB’s 2020-2021 DMC, Emma Greenberg, as they discuss […]

By the Time I Get to Phoenix: Injury Reserve at the 1720

23 Dec, 2021

blog / music

Written by Yousef Srour // Photos by Yousef Srour  The metal doors of the 1720 clanked down as the lights dimmed. A human eye revealed itself onstage atop a wire monitor.  A bulb of light behind their set’s backdrop emanated red, seeping the colors of Injury Reserve’s most recent album […]

Add of the Month

22 Dec, 2021

blog / music / music reviews

Make Drunk Cool Again – RXK Nephew This review is not for the faint of heart. I foreword my review with this statement because RXK Nephew makes music that is egregiously alternative – it’s music that sounds so anti-music that it wavers into its own subgenre. At the young age […]

Top 25 Albums of 2021

22 Dec, 2021

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Yousef and Marion, KCSB’s music directors, have compiled their picks for the 25 best albums of 2021.   Yousef: For me, this year has been as hard as can be. Dealing with my mental health and constant turmoil within my relationships, I’ve had to take steps back from the world […]

November’s Add of the Month: JPEGMAFIA’s LP!

16 Nov, 2021

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KCSB’s music department is sitting down each month to write to you about one album added to our music library that left a strong enough impression on them to be crowned Add of the Month. For November 2021, KCSB’s Internal Music Director Yousef Srour goes in depth on JPEGMAFIA’s “LP!” […]

Update (11/10/21): Important KCSB-FM 91.9 Signal Reception Survey

05 Nov, 2021

life / music

To All Ventura County Friends of KCSB-FM: KCSB, the college & community radio station based at UC Santa Barbara, is reaching out today to ask if you are experiencing any trouble, of late, receiving KCSB’s signal at 91.9 FM in the Ventura / Oxnard / Camarillo area? If so, we would like to […]

September’s Add of the Month: EBK Young Joc’s Forever 21

08 Sep, 2021

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  KCSB’s music department is sitting down each month to write to you about one album added to our music library that left a strong enough impression on them to be crowned Add of the Month. For August 2021, KCSB’s Internal Music Director Yousef Srour goes in depth on EBK […]

August’s Add of the Month: DARKSIDE’s Spiral

08 Aug, 2021

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KCSB’s music department is sitting down each month to write to you about one album added to our music library that left a strong enough impression on them to be crowned Add of the Month. For August 2021, KCSB’s Internal Music Director Yousef Srour goes in depth on DARKSIDE’s Spiral. […]

Music Department: August Recommendations

06 Aug, 2021

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Marion and Yousef, KCSB’s External and Internal Music Directors, share their August music recommendations here. For more updates from the Music Department, sign up for their monthly newsletters right here on KCSB.org!   Mdou Moctar – Afrique Victime (Yousef’s pick).  An escapade through the lesser-known branch of psychedelic music known as Tishoumaren […]

KERO KERO BONITO x KCSB Interview!!!

03 Jul, 2021

blog / interviews / music

KCSB’s Finnegan Smith sat down with the genre-bending trio known as Kero Kero Bonito to discuss the band’s musical influences, exciting creative visions, and more. Read the interview below!   Finnegan: The past year and a half has been a roller coaster for everyone. How did the pandemic and the […]

KCSB SPRING 2021 PROGRAM GUIDE!

14 May, 2021

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Check out this quarter’s programming schedule and some upcoming KCSB events in our Spring 2021 Program Guide HERE! The Spring 2021 schedule will be in effect until June 21st at 6 AM. Note that for optimal viewing of the weekly schedule, you can download this PDF and in your computer’s […]

LIVE-ON-AIR KCSB ROULETTE: FUND DRIVE EDITION!

22 Feb, 2021

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Tomorrow, we have an extra special LIVE-ON-AIR rotation for KCSB Roulette – the student staff of KCSB aka the Executive Committee! If you tune in Tuesday Feb. 23rd from 2-4 PM, you’ll hear curated mixes by our student staff accompanied by some light discussion about their past year working at […]

KCSB WINTER 2021 PROGRAM GUIDE!

21 Feb, 2021

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Check out this quarter’s programming schedule and some cozy graphics in our Winter 2021 Program Guide HERE! The Winter 2021 schedule will be in effect until April 5th at 6 AM. Note that for optimal viewing of the weekly schedule, you can download this PDF and in your computer’s preview […]

KCSB FALL 2020 PROGRAM GUIDE

22 Oct, 2020

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Check out our new programming schedule and some spooky graphics in our new Fall 2020 Program Guide here! The Fall 2020 schedule will be in effect until Monday, January 11th, 2021. Note that for optimal viewing of the weekly schedule, you can download this PDF and in your computer’s  preview application […]

September’s Add of the Month: Bbymutha’s Muthaland

30 Sep, 2020

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KCSB’s music department is sitting down each month to write to you about one album added to our music library that left a strong enough impression on them to be crowned Add of the Month. This month, Internal Music Director Yousef Srour goes in depth on Bbymutha’s latest album, “Muthaland,” released […]

SAFIYAHH_ ON KCSB-FM

21 Sep, 2020

blog / DJ Posts / music

  This Tuesday, DJ and Producer, Safiyahh_ will be featured on KCSB from 3-4pm. Safiyahh_ produces a one hour mix for the show “Cathexis”, hosted by Zero. In the second hour of the show, Zero will be including a special mix made for this episode.   Safiyahh_, from Denver Colorado, […]

August’s Add of the Month: Naeem’s Startisha

28 Aug, 2020

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KCSB’s music department is sitting down each month to write to you about one album added to our music library that left a strong enough impression on them to be crowned Add of the Month. This month, Internal Music Director Yousef Srour goes in depth on Naeem’s latest album, “Startisha,” released […]

SSB PROGRAM GUIDE!

26 Aug, 2020

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Here it is, KCSB’s Summer Session B Program Guide! Peruse the additions and changes to the schedule, enjoy the new graphics, and browse what you might want to tune into for the rest of the summer. ♡ Click >>HERE<< to check it out ♡ Note that for optimal viewing of the […]

KCSB vs Crash Symbols

20 Aug, 2020

blog / DJ Posts / interviews / music

Over the course of a decade, Crash Symbols has been on the ground floor of bringing otherworldly cassette goodness to tape decks around the globe. Just this year alone, the label is boasting releases like the dadaist ambient of Ylangylang, the collaborative psychedelic jams of Spiritczualic Enhancement Center, and even […]

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 […]