On Thursday, February 7th, KCSB-FM 91.9, Santa Barbara’s only community-radio station, and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) event promoter Associated Students Program Board (ASPB) present a concert by headlining rock band Poolside and Santa Barbara openers Dante Elephante.

Designed to thank UCSB students & KCSB listeners for supporting UCSB’s community-radio outlet, tickets are free and available at the A.S. Cashiers & Ticket Office at UCSB for students and for the general public, by calling (805) 893-2064, and by clicking on the link below. The concert begins at 915pm, with doors opening at 830pm.

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KCSB & ASPB Present Poolside In Concert – CLICK TO ENLARGE

Poolside is an electronic rock group based in Los Angeles, California. Evoking the Southern California aesthetics of Pop artists like David Hockney in their promotional graphics, the core duo behind the group, Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise, appropriately enough create a laid-back yet danceable sound. On their 2012 independent album Pacific Standard Time (Day & Night Records) and other releases, Poolside produces a unique brand of funky electro-pop, melding retro synths with contemporary sensibilities in a fusion best described as “daytime disco.” Santa Barbara locals Dante Elephante will open the night; the quartet has an edgy surf-rock vibe, with influences ranging from Dr. Dog to The Pixies.

KCSB student General Manager Michael Kenney says, “this event reflects our mission of exposing the local community to emerging artists who are often ignored by commercial radio and other media outlets.” Something of a kickoff for KCSB’s annual on-air Fund Drive 2013: “KCSB You Rock My World” (February 20-March 1), the concert is also an opportunity for the station to thank UCSB students for ongoing support of its operations since 1961. Also, as a radio station dedicated to supporting the area’s independent music scene, talented locals Dante Elephante nicely fill the role of opening act. Kenney adds, “KCSB-FM is funded primarily by self-assessed student lock-in fees, so with this event we gratefully celebrate the support of UCSB undergraduates, as well as that of the larger community.”

Poolside & Dante Elephante In Concert
Thursday, February 7th, 2013, 8:30pm Doors
UCSB’s University Center Hub
Free tickets now at the A.S. Ticket Office for UCSB Students & for the General Public starting 02/04 (805.893.2064 and www.kcsb.org/events/poolside)

About KCSB-FM and Associated Students Program Board: Non-commercial community radio KCSB offers sounds and perspectives from the Tri-Counties and free year-round training to individuals and groups without other access to media resources. Both student and non-student volunteers learn to produce music, news, sports, cultural arts, and public affairs content airing 24/7/365 at 91.9 FM (www.kcsb.org).Most shows are produced locally, but KCSB hosts national and international programs too. Part of Associated Students at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), KCSB is financed by self-assessed student fees and listener support, and receives no money from the University. A student-operated non-profit organization, A.S. Program Board (ASPB) is also funded by lock-in fees. ASPB aims to coordinate entertaining and educational events for the UCSB community. Student board members gain hands-on experience in planning, booking, advertising, and running various events ranging from intimate open mics to 10,000 capacity festivals.