08.31.2015

Fall 2015 Application is Live!!!!!

Always wanted to be on air???? Now’s your chance! Apply for a radio show at www.wobc.org/apply. The submission deadline is 11:59 PM, September 4th.  Email wobc@oberlin.edu with any questions or concerns.

 

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08.14.2015

Staff Picks, Summer Edition

Summer programming is over! The small-but-mighty summer staff are here to share what we’ll be listening to while we’re waitin for fall @ WOBC.

Max, summer engineer: Jamie XX

Off of Jamie XX’s new album In Colour, this song combines an addictive beat, verses by Young Thug, hooks by Popcaan, and holds it all together with extensive sampling from The Persuasions’ 1971 “Good Times” to create one of the best songs of the summer.

 

Nandita, summer station manager: Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment

An ode to Chance the Rapper’s grandma, also feat. a gospel choir and the lovely Jamila Woods. The whole album is good vibes and I’m addicted. 

 

07.10.2015

Apply for the Summer Coverband Showcase!

the coverband showcase is an age-old WOBC tradition and a chance for YOU and YOUR PALS to get up on stage and transform into your favorite ban!

you don’t have to be affiliated with WOBC or Oberlin College to apply! we’d love to include everyone who wants to perform. if we get more applications than expected we will try to prioritize people who haven’t performed at a lot of Oberlin events & bands that a lot of the audience will know//want to sing along to!

email applications to wobc@oberlin.edu and include:

  • the people in your band and the instruments they’ll be playing
  • the band/musician you would like to cover
  • your band name (historically these have been spin offs of the original name, i.e. a Police cover band called Oberlin P.D., a No Doubt coverband called Mrs. No Doubtfire)
  • your set list (3-4 songs you’ll be covering)

apps are due Friday July 17th and you’ll hear back by the 19th

showcase is on July 31st!!! Location TBA.

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06.15.2015

We’re BACK!

WOBC is on for the summer! Tune in between 8AM and 4PM every weekday for the best sounds around.

05.26.2015

Apply for a summer show!

It’s that time of year! If you’re around Oberlin for the summer and are thinking about getting a radio show, you should head on over to wobc.org/apply and fill out the form by 11:59 PM on Friday,June 5th.  No experience necessary!

Summer programming will run from June 15th through August 7th.

If you have any questions large or small, feel free to email us at wobc@oberlin.edu.

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05.11.2015

Wretched Wisdom: A WOBC Interview With Mick Barr of Krallice

Photo credit http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2013/04/live-photosvideo-absu-krallice/

With an all-star (and fully original) lineup that counts among its ranks multi-instrumentalist and producer Colin Marston (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Behold The Arctopus, etc), ever-busy bassist Nick McMaster (Geryon, Gath Smane, ex-Castevet), endurant skinsman Lev Weinstein (Geryon, Bloody Panda), and outre solo guitarist Mick Barr (Octis, Ocrilim, Crom-Tech), New York’s Krallice are nearly a supergroup at this point. The USBM pioneers have always possessed a single-minded drive for the experimental, drawing from yet ultimately eschewing both the riff-heavy paradigms established by the Scandinavian black metal progenitors and the occult dissonance of newer European BM. This approach is manifest in Krallice’s preoccupations with texture, atmosphere, and spontaneity, and it’s one that’s rendered the band controversial in the eyes of black metal traditionalists. But whatever your opinions may be about Krallice’s music, you can’t deny that it’s something different, and it’s only become more so over the last few years. The band’s last album, 2012’s Years Past Matter, saw the band traveling further outside the realm of BM conventions, incorporating clean guitars and a notable increase in aggression. WOBC Metal recently spoke to guitarist Mick Barr, who touched on some of the background of the group as well as on Krallice’s current pursuits and future plans.

It’s been almost 7 years since the first Krallice record came out. What do you think has changed most about your sound since then?

Our lives have evolved, and our brains and music must follow suit. However, our working methods haven’t changed much. We still write music using roughly the same methods; one of the 3 songwriters will bring forth a skeleton, and all 4 of us will write to it. We still practice and record at Colin’s studio Menegroth. We still have roughly the same gear. Writing-wise, we have been allowing more of our personal styles to rear their heads in our music: more death metal, more technicality, less repetitive black metal structuring. And I suppose the biggest change since the first album is Nick McMaster no longer just does “additional vocals”…

You all juggle a number of different side projects. Is Krallice your collective first priority? 

It seems like first priority usually goes to the band/project that books the individual member’s time the furthest in advance. This band is very important to all of us, but we aren’t the type of people to limit ourselves to one particular priority. Music is our first priority, and it takes many forms. And i don’t think any of us views anything we do as a “side-project”. However, Krallice is my personal first priority as far as “bands” I’m in. But I’m in way less bands than the other 3 members in Krallice, so I sometimes lament the lack of prioritization while we discuss scheduling.

One thing I find striking about your records is the sonic clarity that you achieve. How does this translate to a live setting? Does anything get lost? 

It seems to translate alright I guess. I strive to not worry much about live sound, as it seems to be a losing battle. I’m sure many things get lost, but many other things get found in the live setting. Things that might have been a bit clouded in the recording might ring louder. Also, how riffs are played evolve over time, which only gets a chance to be shown while being performed.


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05.10.2015

Remote Broadcasting

Hey Oberlin Community!

Part of an organization that wants to raise its voice across campus?

Interested in having an event broadcasted live on WOBC?

WOBC has the capability to broadcast live events over the airwaves with our Remote Broadcast Antenna. This semester, we have updated our protocol for use of the Remote Broadcast Unit, complete with a new and detailed application process!

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A Screen Grab of WOBC’s New Remote Broadcast Application Form!

If you are part of an organization on campus or around Oberlin, and have an event or concert, speaker or forum you think should be broadcast on WOBC, Remote Broadcasting is an excellent resource to reach a wider audience and increase awareness in community events. Get in contact with us at engineer@wobc.org for more information or any questions.

And in the meantime, check out our new protocol list and application to get acquainted, and most importantly — make something happen!