On Monday’s edition of “The Freak Power Ticket” (February 4), Ruben Zarate, guitarist and lead vocalist of Santa Barbara indie-rock quartet Dante Elephante joined host Ted Coe for an in-studio performance, conversation, and DJ set.

Dante Elephante Studio Portrait (Ruben Zarate Upper Right) – CLICK TO ENLARGE

In his return to the KCSB studios, Ruben share the latest news about his surf-pop group (signed to the Virginia-based Merrifield Records label) and the two wove a pair of Dante Elephante studio tracks into the mix.

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.

An edited version of Monday’s broadcast can be accessed below.

Dante Elephante at MUDDFEST 2012

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