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Music Reviews from WOBC staff. Includes Best New Music and From the WOBC Vault.

SHOW OF THE WEEK : GROOVE THEORY

JUST LIKE WZAK

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name and time of show:

Groove Theory, Tuesdays 2AM-3AM

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sample playlist:
– Afro Blue – Robert Glasper, Erykah Badu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-0JZlrk4xA&feature=kp
– Slowly Surely – Jill Scott

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKV8O_lpqkg

– Keep Tryin’ – Groove Theory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTQ4J_ZQy5U&feature=kp

– Temptation – Destiny’s Child

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfxBlOBf8dY&feature=kp

– Diary – Alicia Keys, Tony! Toni! Toné, Jermaine Paul
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIksbyVq5jA
– Say Yes – Floetry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCCGIXME164&feature=kp
– With You – Marsha Amrbosius
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1EGBr54kIE
– I n I – Amel Larrieux

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgJIEm26Uao

– Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder) – Maxwell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7rm9t5S4uE&feature=kp
– Halfcrazy – Musiq
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP4V3TTC3fw&feature=kp
– Makeda – Les Nubians
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22HL5ZOOHGI&feature=kp
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your show in three words:
Grooves With Feeling
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if you had to listen to one song forever what would it be?:
It’d probably be For Real by Amel Larrieux.
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ideal setting to hear your show?:
Late night/musing/alone or with one or two other people
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what are some other theories you like?:
Not sure if I’m misinterpreting this question but I’ve been really into early 1970s house music (Warehouse Club in Chicago, Frankie Knuckles-era, etc) and how it made house into its own form of dance
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your fav wobc show:
Pause… Queer Rap & Hip Hop (Ed note: Sat, 1 AM)

WOBC’s CMJ Top Ten Playlist 3/17/14

ANGEL OLSEN IS SO MOSTLY PLAYED RIGHT NOW

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1. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL_3Y4zNnqg

2. Mac Demarco – Salad Days

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Lk3NFWw9Fg

3.  Liars – Mess

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf1fbu7zLII&feature=kp

 4. Perfect Pussy – I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8paRFB3-SdI

5.  Real Estate – Atlas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw5ihagP3ng

6. Julie Byrne – Rooms with Walls and Windows

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3DjMKLiFDE

7. St. Vincent – St. Vincent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c5BhXdVBqw

8. Ava Luna – Electric Balloon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze675GSpnWY

9. Swans – To Be Kind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRpL22yiGoc

10. Future Islands – Singles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5Ae-LhMIG0

DOES THIS LOOK ACCURATE? SEND FAN/HATE MAIL TO MUSIC@WOBC.ORG

 

WOBC Showpaper #5 3/17-3/21

“It’s not spring break yet”

Monday, March 17

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MMG Presents: Nick Hennies, Bromp Treb + Stranahan-Miralia Duo: @ Fairchild Chapel, 9:30pm, Free

Sivan waxes poetically: Who ARE Nick Hennies + Bromp Treb?

Tuesday, March 18

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Guest Recital: Sunho Kim (’03) @ Bibbins Hall 233, 3:30pm

Violinist performing Messiaen, Brahms & Prokofiev. OC alum ’03!

Senior Recital: Dan Pappalardo (Bass)
Junior Recital: Alex Matranga (Tuba)

Wednesday, March 19

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Faculty Recital: Alexa Still and Michael Rosen @ Stull Hall, 8 PM, Free

Flute and percussion. Performing: Debussy, Bennett, Takemitsu, Purser, Shapey + Farr

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Faculty Recital: Jonathan William Moyer @ Warner Hall, 8 PM, Free

Organ. Performing: Bach, Messiaen, Kee, Ligeti, Schoenberg + Bolcom

Junior Recital: Yunfeng Yao (Bassoon)

Thursday, March 20

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Metal Night w/ Artificial Brain, Existential Animals, Wings Denied + Tithe @ ‘Sco, Free w/OCID, 8:30pm

Two touring + two Oberlin METAL bands. Prog, stoner/doom, death….. AS METAL AS IT GET HERE

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Faculty Recital: Quartet-In-Residence Jupiter String Quartet @ Kulas Hall, Free, 8pm

Viola, Cello + 2 Violins. Famous. Performing: Beethoven + Bartók

Junior Recital: Molly Murphy (Bassoon)

Friday, March 21

Junior Recital: Clara Shannon (Violin)
Senior Recital: Holden Wan Hong Lai (Marimba + Percussion)

 

Pop Picks 3/14/14

hey world,

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Once again this is POP! workgroup coming at ya with a new half-semester’s worth of albums and EPs we added to the station’s collection. You can find these CDs on our New Pop Shelf in the broadcast room facing the couch! Feel free to take a gander and play them on your show (but please put them back!) : – ) Pop workgroup meets every Monday and Thursday evening at 9pm in the station – stop by if you’re lonely and wanna see some smiles. Here are some highlights:

Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcEuC1yArT4

Dum Dum Girls – Too True

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDgi2IOQ9oA

Mogwai – Rave Tapes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DF-BkuWGBo

Holy Wave – Relax

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPWeI5VQTHA

David Grubbs – The Plain Where The Palace Stood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-xJp1pJls4

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Ivan Krasnov & Asher Kaplan

Pop 2014

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.

WOBC’s CMJ Top Ten Playlist 3/10/14

THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN

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HERE IS WHAT WAS PLAYED ON WOBC THE MOST LAST WEEK

  • Angel Olsen  – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PinTAGbIsV4
  • Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpweQBqAkes
  • Tim Hecker – Virgins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oClZk2GBYTA
  • Marissa Nadler – July
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NpWN4VzpcE
  • The Roots – & Then You Shoot Your Cousin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KApM4gEHj8o
  • Garrett Walters – Winter Tour Demo 2014

  • Sharon Jones + The Dap-Kings – Give the People What They Want
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlPE1rEdAdI
  • Beck – Morning Phase

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL4KpuQ3dck

  • Perfect Pussy – I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyVrZfyfeZw
  • Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIQVjRCL6jI

SHOW OF THE WEEK : SAUDADE

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what is your show? When is your show?
My show is Saudade, 7-8 Wednesday mornings.
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describe your show in three words:
Soothing, refined, nostalgic
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what would your show smell like if it were a perfume/cologne?
Waters of March Fragrance
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who introduced you to the music you like?
A friend gave me an Astrud Gilberto album in high school.
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sample playlist:
Berimbau – Astrud Gilberto

Só Tinha De Ser Come Você – Elis Regina, Antonio Carlos Jobim

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-La9NgIyxI

O Barquinho – Paulinho Nogueira

Dindi – Astrud Gilberto
Sabe Você – Os Cariocas
Chega de Saudade – João Gilberto
Samba de Orly – Toquinho, Chico Buarque

Aguas de Março (feat. Cris Delano) – Bossacucanova

Corcovado – Stan Getz, João Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim
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what is the ideal party setting for your show?
Rooftop in Rio
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what’s your favorite show on wobc?
Imaginary Landscapes favorite show no competition