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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 his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. For the seventh edition, he enters Claire Rousay’s world. I’ve spent a lot of time waiting on tapes (including some from the original Bandcamp Friday […]

Press Release: Return of KCSB Alumni

15 Jul, 2020

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RETURN OF THE DJs! Alumni broadcasters fill out KCSB-FM schedule during the COVID-19 shutdown   Santa Barbara, CA — 91.9 KCSB-FM in Santa Barbara recently launched its new Summer Schedule, which features programming created remotely by former KCSB DJs and other producers. These radio hosts are producing fresh shows from […]

Interview: Astral Spirits (KCSB Zine 2020)

26 Jun, 2020

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Matthew McPherson interviews Nate Cross of Astral Spirits. This interview was originally done for the KCSB Zine 2020: Love and Light (coming soon!) How did Monofonus Press birth Astral Spirits and why was keeping it DIY so essential? I had been in a few groups that had releases on Monofonus […]

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 his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. In the fifth volume, he catches himself 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 his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. In this edition, he stumbles upon a classic shoegaze favorite.   After a week of rain should be a week of sunshine, but the skies […]

DJ GAIAONLINE + DJ CHAD: LIVE ON EPHEMERA!

18 May, 2020

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This week on Ephemera, DJ CHAD + DJ GAIAONLINE perform on KCSB-FM! <3 DJ GAIAONLINE, originally from the Bay Area, currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Stavros experiments with hardware and Renoise & creates DJ tools, bangerzz, & all around great music! Make sure to check out their work below. […]

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 his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding. Here’s his 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 his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding. For the 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 […]

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 his 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 […]

Bandcamping in Self-Isolation

“Written by Matt McPherson aka Wane Lietoc, External Music Director and DJ of  Wane Lietoc Consumes the Bloghouse! and Lietoc’s Krankcast Currently, as I type this up, I have left Santa Barbara for self-quarantine south in Escondido. In these delicate times, KCSB, from community programmers to student leadership, is shifting in […]

Wane Lietoc’s 12 Albums of the Year

04 Jan, 2020

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Written by Matt McPherson aka Wane Lietoc, External Music Director and DJ of  Wane Lietoc Consumes the Bloghouse! I’m stubborn about music, generally. It seems odd to think about it like that, because I spent much time interrogating at least 150 albums this year. Back catalogs from discogs and album […]

KCSB-FM Presents: Eyedress, Satchy, and Apollo Soul

04 Nov, 2019

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KCSB-FM Presents: Eyedress, Satchy, and Apollo Soul at the KCSB Courtyard! Apollo Soul (Los Angeles) After recently completing a tour as the supporting band for Bane’s World, Apollo Soul returns again toSanta Barbara! Apollo Soul consists of members: Jack Bastian (keyboards), Matt Saunders (guitar), Cole Brossus (bass), and Ellington Peet […]

KCSB-FM X IV FOOD CO OP: OPEN MIC NIGHT

04 Nov, 2019

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KCSB-FM and the IV Food Co-Op are throwing an open mic night! Join us for a night of some sweet local talent. Music, stand-up, or literally any other kind of performance is welcome (seriously, it gets weird). Snacks & Drinks will be provided by the Isla Vista Food Co-op. Special […]

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 […]

PEEK-A-BOO! BASH: ZINE + RECORD RELEASE SHOW

14 Oct, 2019

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WE WELCOME ALL GHOULS AND GHOBLINS TO KCSB’S HALLOWEEN CONCERT AND MEDIA RELEASE SHOW! OUR ZINE COMMITTEE WORKED REALLY HARD ON OUR ANNUAL ZINE AND WE ARE EXCITED TO FINALLY SHOW AND GIVE U IT TO YOU FOR ~*FREEEEEE*~ !!!! THERE WILL ALSO BE A COSTUME CONTEST WITH VERY SPECIAL […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Lumpy Records

10 Oct, 2019

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Written by Matt McPherson, External Music Director Music Director policy has us on an active hunt for music, from the mere curios to the glaring omission. Sonically, there’s much the station can benefit from. Case in point: recently, a programmer tipped me off to a little label called Lumpy Records. […]