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KCSB-FM 2019 Fund Drive!

Monday, January 21st, 2019
>>>DONATE HERE<<< What is Fund Drive? During the 10 days of KCSB's Annual Fund Drive, we broadcast special programs in the hopes of gaining listener support and contributions. KCSB receives no state funding. Money donated during Fund Drive is necessary to fund day to day statio [...]
>>>DONATE HERE<<< What is Fund Drive? During the 10 days of KCSB's Annual Fund Drive, we broadcast [...]
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Pure Shit, Grimly Forming, Rolex, Blast Radius & Mullholland @ Biko Garage, Feb 15th

Monday, January 14th, 2019
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Pure Shit (los angeles) bandcamp: https://pureshitinfo.bandcamp.com/releases Rolex (los angeles) band [...]
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How to Get Your Own Radio Program at KCSB-FM

Tuesday, January 08th, 2019
If you’re interested in becoming a programmer on KCSB, first come to an orientation. We hold orientations at the beginning of every UCSB academic quarter. Program proposals will be given out at orientation. After you receive the proposal, fill it out and turn it in before the deadline. Accepted p [...]
If you’re interested in becoming a programmer on KCSB, first come to an orientation. We hold orientations at the beginni [...]

World Music Wednesday: Child of the Rainbow

Monday, January 07th, 2019
Few albums of the past decade resist simple categorization as Gurrumul’s 2018 release Djarimirri: Child of the Rainbow does. Gurrumul hailed from Australia's Elcho Island as a member of the indigenous Yolngu people. Born totally blind, he never learned braille or used a guide dog and was intense [...]
Few albums of the past decade resist simple categorization as Gurrumul’s 2018 release Djarimirri: Child of the Rainb [...]

Scene and Heard: Good Time and “The Pure and the Damned

Friday, December 21st, 2018
      Connie, the protagonist of the Safdie brothers’ grimy, propulsive crime thriller Good Time (2017), is not a good person. After a botched bank robbery results in the incarceration of his brother Nick (who served as Connie’s accomplice), Connie hurdles through a night of increasingly poor c [...]
      Connie, the protagonist of the Safdie brothers’ grimy, propulsive crime thriller Good Time (2017), is not a g [...]

An Intro to Plunderphonics w/ N.Weis

Friday, December 21st, 2018
Recently, Negativland’s Mark Hosler and Wobbly performed a live set in the KCSB courtyard alongside KCSB programmer Irene Moon. Negativland helped pioneer the practice of “plunderphonics”, so DJ N. Weis put together a brief soirée into “plunderphonics” for those unfamiliar with the genre. Joh [...]
Recently, Negativland’s Mark Hosler and Wobbly performed a live set in the KCSB courtyard alongside KCSB programmer [...]
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Your Hot-As-Memphis-in-the-Summer Rap Playlist

Friday, December 21st, 2018
Looking for a ~chill~ summer playlist to impress all your friends at your next BBQ? Well, it’s here, right here, in this newsletter and it’s all Memphis and Memphis-style hip hop and rap. Memphis rap is known for it’s lo-fi, gritty production and explicit lyrics. It might seem contradictory, but [...]
Looking for a ~chill~ summer playlist to impress all your friends at your next BBQ? Well, it’s here, right here, in [...]
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Show Review: Mogwai at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel on Jan. 18th, 2017

Monday, January 30th, 2017
Ever-evolving sonically, Scottish band Mogwai have scored three films in addition to releasing eight studio albums. Beginning as a rock-centered band with an atmospheric and enveloping sound, their evolution into soundtrack work is a natural progression for the band. On January 18th, they perfor [...]
Ever-evolving sonically, Scottish band Mogwai have scored three films in addition to releasing eight studio albums. [...]

Interview: CHEW (Atlanta, GA)

Friday, November 18th, 2016
Atlanta-based trio CHEW aren’t your ordinary psychedelic rock band. Frantic pacing, technical riffing, bombastic drumming and electronic weirdness encompass their wholly unique take on the genre. 91.9 KCSB-FM’s Spencer VH was able to speak to the band about what it’s like being an instrumental b [...]
Atlanta-based trio CHEW aren’t your ordinary psychedelic rock band. Frantic pacing, technical riffing, bombastic dru [...]
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Local Band Spotlight: Lanayah

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
LANAYAH is a three-piece band from Santa Barbara, CA. They’ve developed a fanbase in a short time, likely due to their loud and enveloping live performances. KCSB’s Spencer vH asked the band a few questions. -- KCSB: How long has Lanayah been around and what brought the members together? D [...]
LANAYAH is a three-piece band from Santa Barbara, CA. They’ve developed a fanbase in a short time, likely due to the [...]
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