Dante Elephante at MUDDFEST 2012 (Ruben Zarate Center) – CLICK to ENLARGE

On the next edition of “The Freak Power Ticket” (Monday, February 4), host Ted Coe is joined by Ruben Zarate, guitarist and lead vocalist of Santa Barbara indie-rock quartet, Dante Elephante.

Ruben returns to the KCSB studios to perform a solo set, to talk about his surf-pop group (signed to the Merrifield Records label) and to spin Dante Elephante tracks, plus songs by friends and influences. Dante Elephante cites The Beatles, The Beach Boys, T.Rex, Dr. Dog, and The Pixies in that latter regard.

Dante Elephante at Muddy Waters Cafe (Ruben Zarate Center) – CLICK to ENLARGE

Rising stars Dante Elephante, coming off of a recent headlining Muddy Waters gig, look ahead to opening for L.A. “daytime disco” duo, Poolside, this coming Thursday night, February 7, at UCSB’s UCen Hub, a show presented by KCSB-FM, with the help of Associated Students Program Board at UC Santa Barbara.

“The Freak Power Ticket” airs on Mondays in the Winter from 11am-12noon PST.