09.14.2013

WOBC Live From Studio B 001- Nagual

Live From Studio B is a new show on WOBC featuring live sessions of great local and touring bands!

Every Sunday at 1pm well go live on FM 91.5 and on WOBC.org with a new and exciting act playing just for you! Each session will be recorded and videotaped so after you listen on the radio, you can come to WOBC.org and watch the session as well as download the music!

The inaugural session comes from Nagual. Nagual is a musical duo formed in Oberlin in 2010. It consists of David Shapiro (Guitar, Loops) & Ian McColm (Guitar, Voice, Loops, Drums).

Tune in at 1pm on sundays (beginning on september 22) to catch the next installment!

This and all recordings made available for download here.

10.05.2012

Meat Puppets Giveaway and Meat and Greet!!

Credit: Jamie Butler

In preparation for their 10/13 show, Meat Puppets will be giving away free merch and tickets all week on WOBC!

Five shows throughout the week will be giving away 1 free ticket and a chance to win 1 of 5 prizes at the Meat Puppets show!

  • 4th place: 1 of 2 signed copies of Meat Puppets’s “II” on vinyl
  • 3rd place: 1 signed copy of Meat Puppet’s “Up on the Sun” on vinyl
  • 2nd place: 1 Meat Puppets band t-shirt
  • Grand Prize: One signed original print drawing from Kris Kurtwood
All prizes are to be picked up from the band at a Meat and Greet after the show!
Listen to any of the shows for a chance to win. When you hear a Meat Puppets song, call in at 440-775-8139!
  • Deep Sea Fantasy, Saturday @ 11am
  • Destination: Onward!, Tuesday @ 10 am
  • i won’t hurt you, Thursday morning @ midnight
  • EARWAX, Thursday @ 3pm
  • Cheap Thrills, Friday @ 9am
For those that aren’t so lucky, tickets are on sale at Wilder Desk and etix.com, $6 w/OCID, $12 W.O. Here’s some MP jams to get you excited! Also, look out for details about the Meat Puppets Saturday 10/13 interview!
05.28.2012

Live on WOBC: Wide Branches

On Tuesday May 8, Wide Branches, a folk duo comprised of Caroline Mullis & Taylor Rogers, visited WOBC’s Studio B and played several songs from their recently released album, Crossing Bridges. You can find recordings of the session below!

You Will Love
No Other
Memory
Lover
Lloramos
Emerald Echoes
Don’t Fail Me Now
Carosel
Carolina Blues
Build A Bridge

-Will Floyd

05.19.2012

Beards and Bass Live on WOBC

Beards and Bass playing at the Oberlin College observatory

Oberlin students Nathan Swedlow (bass), Matt Gold (guitar), Saul Alpert-Abrams (guitar) & Julian Cartwright (violin)

Sporting the playful moniker Beards and Bass, this Oberlin quartet has been seen and heard playing hot club jazz (or gypsy jazz) tunes on a regular basis around campus and in town, including at the twice-monthly Observatory Open House events on the rooftop deck of Peters (pictured above).

On April 9th, WOBC jazz director Adam Hirsch invited the group into Studio B to play live on his show, Shades of Blue. You can listen to the three classic standards they played below. Fans of Django Reinhardt will be right at home.

Dinah
I’m Confessin (That I Love You)
All of Me

—Tristan Gordon

05.16.2012

Son Step Live on WOBC

Philadelphia band Son StepThe four members of Philadelphia band Son Step draw from their diverse backgrounds in jazz, rock, folk and music from around the world to write and perform tight, rhythmic pop songs. Pat Lamborn, Matt Scarano, and twin brothers Jon and Chris Coyle all attended Temple University in the jazz studies department and now each have their feet in a wide variety of projects in the Philly music scene.

In April they toured the midwest, stopping in Oberlin between shows at The Happy Dog in Cleveland and at The Empty Bottle and The Burlington in Chicago. The band recorded some live takes of a few songs in WOBC’s Studio B, including a couple of new ones slated for an upcoming full-length album. Listen to those recordings below, and check out their Bandcamp page to listen to their past releases!

Big Buck Hunter
Take the Time
Hot Tub
Right Times
There Comes a Time

—Tristan Gordon

05.08.2012

Live on WOBC: Honey Locust – Fear Is A Feeling EP

About a month ago the Nashville five-piece Honey Locust played a show at Fairchild Chapel with Calvin Johnson and the Hive Dwellers and Erin Earthling. The band also kindly came by the WOBC studios and played a few new tunes off of their new release Fear Is A Feeling EP.

We got a chance to talk to the band about their favorite experiences on tour and how they each know how to play so many different instruments. Honey Locust’s five members never seem to play the same instrument twice. During the live broadcast we saw a viola, banjo, piano, organ, accordion, guitar, ukulele, cello, mandolin, percussion, and bass.

You can find more information about the band and get a copy of their EP at their website. You can also stream the EP on their bandcamp.

Check out their live set below!

Fear Is A Feeling
Softer Someday
Walkin Shoes

-Will Floyd

05.05.2012

Knomadik Live on WOBC

Knomadik live on WOBC 4/28/2012
Last week the annual WOBC Block Party was moved indoors due to rain. But Knomadik didn’t let that dampen our spirits: the septet broadcast live on the air from the lounge at the WOBC studios to an audience of dedicated WOBC listeners and DJs. The band creates a unique sound borrowing elements from hip-hop, electro, funk, gospel, progressive rock, and jazz. Check out their live set on WOBC below!

Knomadik live on WOBC 4/28/2012

Knomadik is…
De’Sean Jones: Saxophone, EWI, Synth
Aaron Janik: Trumpet, Effects
Conrad Reeves: Electric Guitar, Effects
Chase Jackson: Vibraphone, Electric Bass, Synth
Shea Pierre: Keyboards, Synth
Matt Adomeit: Electric and Upright Bass
Peter Manheim: Acoustic and Electronic Drums

Recorded using AKG C214 stereo pair as room mics.

Track 01 – Knomadik Live on WOBC
Track 02 – Knomadik Live on WOBC
Track 03 – Knomadik Live on WOBC
Track 04 – Knomadik Live on WOBC

-Will Floyd