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October’s Add of the Month: Homegrown by CARRTOONS

21 Oct, 2022

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Words by: Jack McKinnon (Internal Music Director 2022-23)   When it comes to music, sometimes it isn’t even the singer that draws you towards certain songs and albums. Behind the scenes are the producers, mixers, mastering engineers, and more. It really is a team effort all around, and for all […]

Hispanic Heritage Month Playlist

28 Sep, 2022

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This month, KCSBfm is celebrating the wide-reaching impact of Hispanic culture. For this month’s playlist, members of KCSBfm’s Executive Committee highlight the breadth of Hispanic culture’s contribution to music by choosing their favorite songs from a myriad of culturally-influenced genres. Hispanic punk/emo/skramz – Justin Genre background The history of Latinx […]

New Music: Peyton – Make Me Say It Again, Girl

26 Aug, 2022

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words by: Dorien Medina, Digital Media Coordinator 22-23′ Peyton shows us how we can appreciate something that’s more than just a cover          In her first release since her 2021 Album PSA, Peyton reminds us how much of an engaging artist she is with her vivid reimagining […]

✰ ExComm’s Summer Camp 2022 Playlist ✰

26 Aug, 2022

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Need a new playlist for those late summer barbecues? ExComm has got you covered.  Each summer, KCSB gains a new Executive Committee made up of 18 members that together are responsible for the planning and execution of daily station operation and programming. Together, we also curated this summer-camp playlist for […]

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 […]

☆Desert Island Playlist☆

26 Jul, 2022

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For this month’s playlist, the music department imagines that while on a journey across the high seas in search for great music for the KCSBfm music library, their ship is wrecked by a torrential storm and they were left stranded on a desert island. These are the ten songs that […]

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 […]

☆JUNE MUSIC DEPT. PLAYLIST☆

28 Jun, 2022

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As a goodbye from the 2021-2022 music department, each member of the music department picked 5 songs that they think the other two members would like.    MARION’S PICKS FOR YOUSEF  “Sao Paulo” – Braxton Cook – I think you’d like this song because of the fast and groovy drumming […]

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 […]