WOBC Showpaper #6 4/1 – 4/7


Tuesday, April 1



Mac Demarco + Amen Dunes @ The ‘Sco, 10 PM, $6 OCID / $10 WO

Gonna be a weird night.

Senior Recital: Luke Adamson (Cello)
Junior Recital:
Daniel Nitsch (Guitar)

Wednesday, April 2



Chick Corea + Bela Fleck @ Finney Chapel, 8 PM, SOLD OUT!!

Unique fusion spanning billions of genres. If you don’t know you don’t need to know.


Gallagher, Johnson, Van Horne + Feltner, Stephen Palke + Guillermo Pizarro @ 3 Door Studio, 9pm, $5

Industrial drone by Pizarro, minimal freaky electronics by Palke + something V experimental from the rest.

Thursday, April 3


Kendrick Scott Oracle @ Cat in the Cream, 9 PM, Free

Jazz drummer. Subtle, intense, spiritual. Hints of gospel, R+B + soul.

Junior Recital: Virginia McDowell + Hannah Parkins (Oboe + Horn)

Friday, April 4



Electronic Musc From Osaka: Seiho/Magical Mistakes/And Vice Versa @ Sco, 10 PM, Free w/OCID, $5 WO

Straight from Osaka — sample-heavy freakout dance electronics

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Oberlin Sinfonietta: Timothy Weiss, Conductor @ Warner Hall, 8 PM, Free

Performing Schmitt, Enescu, Mozart, Ligeti. Will be webcast live!!!!

Senior Recital: Hallie Parkins (Cello)
Senior Recital: 
Jacob Hammond (Jazz Piano + Hammond Organ)

Saturday, April 5



Oneohtrix Point Never w. Nate Royce + Rone @ ‘Sco, 10 PM, $4 OCID / $10 WO

Experimental + noisey w. moments of ethereal bliss. Nate Royce with live visuals.


Oberlin Chamber Choir + College Orchestra @ Finney Chapel, 8 PM. Free

Performing: Chamberlain, Bloch, Haydn. Solo by Charles Colwell.

Junior Recital: Tim Daniels (Oboe)
Senior Recital:
Gigi Brady (Oboe)
Senior Recital:
Michael Patterson (Tenor)
Senior Recital:
Gabriel Benton (Harpsichord)

Sunday, April 6


Susan Graham & Bradley Moore @ Finney Chapel, 4PM, Free

Performing: Purcell, Berlioz, Schubert, Schumann, Listz, Tchaikovsky, Duparc, Wolf, Horovitz + Poulenc. Mezzo Soprano + Piano

Senior Recital: Boris Popadiuk (Violincello)
Senior Recital: Daniella Theresa Wilson (Violin)
Senior Recital:
Jennifer Carpenter (Cello)
Junior Recital:
Jieying Zhao (Violin)



Who ARE Nick Hennies and Bromp Treb?

Nick Hennies, Bromp Treb, and the Stranahan-Miralia duo are playing at Fairchild Chapel on March 17 at 9:30 PM. FB Event.

Nick Hennies

Why should I watch a man play nothing but a single snare drum for twenty minutes? Because that man is Nick Hennies.

Nick Hennies is about as versatile as someone who bangs on things  for a living can get. Classically trained, he studied with renowned contemporary music guru Steve Schick at UC-San Diego. He then found himself in Austin, where he co-founded critically acclaimed band The Weird Weeds. Meanwhile, he also became known for his performances of experimental contemporary music by composers like John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Peter Ablinger, and even revered outsider artist Jandek. He’s also a composer in his own right. So saying Nick Hennies would be doing nothing but playing a single snare drum for twenty minutes is like saying you’d be doing nothing but listening to a single Pink Floyd album for twenty minutes. Yes, I am saying that a single snare drum can equal a Pink Floyd album in depth and complexity. If you’re not a huge fan of Pink Floyd, it will surpass it easily. Just don’t expect him to do any covers.

If Nick Hennies is the stoic liberator of hidden sounds, Bromp Treb is the court jester peddling the wonderful and weird. Perhaps you know him as a member of celebrated avant-rock masters Fat Worm of Error (Oberlin visitors just a couple years back). Bromp Treb is a surprise at every turn, a ritual-like hodgepodge of noises and dramatic gestures, mixed up so much until you’re not sure what is man and what is machine.



Everybody’s favorite Brazilian psychedelic tropcalia-punk band OS MUTANTES is coming to the ‘Sco tomorrow night!


Os Mutantes + Capsula

10 PM

The ‘Sco

$5 OC ID / $12 WO

WOBC was very lucky to give away two pairs of tickets to the show. DJs that gave away the tickets wrote a lil somethin’ bout their favorite Os Mutantes song to get ready for the show:

“Deculpe, babe” … a song I first heard the summer after 10th grade. I was very sad that summer, listening almost exclusively to the Velvet Underground and Yo La Tengo. Walking by the train tracks at dusk, trying to teach myself to whistle and be “ok on my own”. It was relatively fruitless, but that’s hard to tell when you’re ****** all the time. Then I found this song. A friend showed it to me. I lay down with my hands behind my head and closed me eyes. It was late at night. The words were sweet and sonorous, but the energy was sweeter. Have you ever watched that movie Enter the Void? When I listened to this song, the vinyl crackling hypnotically behind the rhythms, the guitar line drifting fluidly through my brain, I felt like what happens in that movie. Except it wasn’t fucked up or tragic or depressing or scary. It was peaceful, sublime, transcendent. It was a release, a solace, a sensual bliss that seemed to dissipate my sorrows from right before my eyes, like when you wake up startled and confused and wipe the crusty film that formed while you slept from your eyes. My depression was the film; “Desculpe, babe” was the hand smearing the film away. – Plett

My favorite Os Mutantes song is “Que Tem Medo de Brincar de Amor”, from their 1970 album “A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado.” It’s a perfect mix of Os Mutantes’  psychedelic rock sound and a more pop-rock, Beach Boys-influenced sound, in terms of its usage of various sound effects (a la “You Still Believe in Me” and many of the other tracks on “Pet Sounds”) and the California-esque accent that Rita Lee takes on at various points throughout the track. – Melissa 

The burst of manic laughter that begins A Minha Menina is the perfect way to start a song that sounds sort the Black Lips if they had been playing in the 60’s… and were Brazilian. So maybe not that much like the Black Lips after all. But that same sense of a wild good time is there. A Minha Menina (My Girl) is a song for those days when nothing gets done, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.-Alex



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“Never missing a show again since 2013″

Thursday, October 10


Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai: @ Cat in the Cream, 8 PM

Chinese Taiwainese American spoken word artist brings the fury, hope

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Stereocure Presents: Frugal Father, Native Eloquence + Peaks @ The Sco, 10 PM, $1

Oberlin’s favorite music collective takes over the ‘Sco

Friday, October 11


Wild Oats Label Night: Kyle Hall, Jay Daniel + MGUN @ The ‘Sco, 10 PM, Free Before 11, 3$ w OCID, 7$ Public

Detroit’s finest house djs… Going to be INSANE


George Batyi and Gipsy Stringz: @ Cat in the Cream, 7:30 PM

Romani music w/ cimbalom and violin. Sponsored by Batyi’s Artist Residency at OCREECAS (the Oberlin Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies)


Born Gold (ex-Gobble Gobble), THiNK + Idle Hour @ The Dojo, 9 PM

Ask around for the address… experimental pop interpreted 3 ways.

Saturday, October 12

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Wilder Maker: Wilder Maker + Peaks @ Cat in the Cream, 8 PM

See Peaks twice this weekend…once just isn’t enough!


Becky K+You: Becky K @ Slow Train, 8 PM

Guitar, harmonica and the witticisms of Oberlin’s finest singer-songwriter.

Sunday, October 13


Dancing the Void: Sophie B + Cuy Cph + Val P

No way to know what to expect other than something strange, beautiful + prob memorable

Tuesday, October 15


Horsebladder: horsebladder + Robert Turman @ Fairchild Chapel, 8 PM

lo-fi folksy ambient electronics and harsh industrial noisey tape loops


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As usual, Oberlin has a bajillion shows coming up this week. Log these down in your iCal.

Friday, October 4

Contemporary Music Ensemble: Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble + eighth blackbird @ Warner Hall, 8 pm

Contemporary chamber music with compositions by Oberlin staff. Oberlin alums started eighth blackbird!







Speedy Ortiz:  Speedy Ortiz (Noho) + Krill (MA) @ The ‘Sco, 10 PM, $3 OCID/$8 W.0

Excellent riffs all around — two bands known for their stage presence.








Saturday, October 5

Guest Recital: Paul Lansky with Ensemble Hammer/Klavier @ Warner Hall, 8 PM

Electronic music pioneer known for unconventional methods

















Clay Rendering: Clay Rendering (NY – Hair Police, Wolf Eyes) + the Nevari Butchers (Dilloway/van Horne) @ Fairchild Chapel, 7 PM

Industrial/drone. Nevari Butchers first show















Holly Herndon: Holly Herndon (CA) + Lazy Magnet (NC) @ The ‘Sco, 10 PM, $3 OCID/$10 W.o

Vocal sampled electronic dance party + lo-fi house warblings









Monday, October 7

Horse Lords : The “Rock Bautumn Tour” (MD) @ 3 Door Studio

Screwy math+psychedelic freak-out









Wednesday, October 9

Staceyann Chin : Staceyann Chin @ Cat in the Cream, 7 PM

Intricate lyrics, spoken word











WOBC Live From Studio B 002- Novice

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We from Live From Studio B present the second installment in the show, Novice!


Check out these videos and more on the WOBC LFSB channel here–


This Set and more available for download here!–



Live From Studio B On the Air

Today marked the first On-Air session of Live From Studio B!! We kicked it off with Novice, an Oberlin based, high energy Math-rock group. Keep your eyes/ears pealed for footage and recordings of the session!

And keep listening to Live From Studio B! Sundays 1-2!

Live From Studio B