11.05.2013

Great Cover Debate Pt. 1

Tomorrow” : The Durutti Column vs. Espers

Winner: The Durutti Column

Not a clear win by any means, but The Durutti Column‘s original version is flawless. The intro seems to drag on forever, but it totally works. Sort of goes by the idea of just enough, no more + no less; sparse strings, sparse vocals + the overall being deserted on your honeymoon in a cabana vibe. Compare this to Espers‘s take — the wind pipe or whatever… very nice. Psychedelic, airy, but a bit too “emotional”. I prefer the original — super melancholic but not too burnt about it. That said, the wooden chimes at the end are pretty cool too.

 

11.04.2013

WOBC Showpaper #3 11/4 – 11/12

SO much coming up ! 11/12 looks especially promising..

Tuesday, November 5

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Cat in the Cream Open Mic : @ Cat in the Cream, 8 PM, free

Come at 7:30 to perform, 8:00 to hear an assortment of Obie acts!

Friday, November 8

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Stereocure Fall Tour Finale : Novelty Daughter, Kuh-Lida, THiNK @ ASK FOR ADDRESS, 9 PM

No way to describe all these artists — see it 2 believe it

Saturday, November 9

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Don GK’s Flight to Brazil : @ Slow Train, 9 PM, free

“Bossa Nova, samba, Tropicalia, and Choro” — I like all of these things

Sunday, November 10

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Dope Body: Dope Body + Raspberry Bulbs @ The ‘Sco, 10 PM, $3 OCID/$10 W.O

Super energetic punk metal noise RAWWHHHK

Tuesday, November 12

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Keith Rowe Residency : Keith Rowe @ Fairchild Chapel, 8 PM, FREE

Prepared guitar, endless improvisations, surprising instruments

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Mutual Benefit : Mutual Benefit, Countless Others, Dear Commonwealth + 10HL @ 3 Door Studio, 8 PM, Donations Recommended

Ultra-satisfying DIY :  a lil twee, a lil psychedelic, a lot of harmonies

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Os Mutantes : Os Mutantes + Capsula @ The ‘Sco, 10 PM, $5 OCID/$12 W.O

NOT TO BE MISSED; legendary Brazilian feel-good, sounds-good, dances-good music!!

Got any additions? Send to: music@wobc.org

11.04.2013

Folk Workgroup Guest Post: Dream River – Bill Callahan

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Bill Callahan. What a man. He gives us inspiration. He feeds us our bread and butter. Perfect for setting an intimate mood for conversation, pondering about life, or just crying. His melodic voice mellows us into a depressive state, reminiscent of Leonard Cohen’s older moods, before he fell in love with the shifty francophone lifestyle. Billy’s congas and classic use of the Wurlitzer coupled with his soothing, earl grey tea-vocals add a unique undertone to his melancholia. If you’ve heard of Sam Amidon but felt that it made you want to cry your eyes out and your eyes ran dry, try Bill Callahan. Billy straddles the fence between depression and utter bliss.

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–Noteworthy Trax –

* The Sing *

* Javelin Unlanding *

* Spring *

Drag City

Discogs

11.04.2013

WOBC’s Top 10 CMJ Playlist 11/4/13

 

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BEHOLD : THE TOP TEN NEW MOST PLAYED ALBUMS ON WOBC.

1. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven

2. Drake – Nothing Was The Same Again

3. Tim Hecker – Virgins

4. Danny Brown – Old

5. DJ Rashad – Double Cup

6. Braids – Flourish//Perish

7. Shannon + The Clams – Dreams in the Rat House

8. Ryan Hemsworth – Guilt Trip

9. Bonobo – The North Borders

10. DARKSIDE – Psychic

LIKE IT/HATE IT? MAKE A REQUEST AT (440)-775-8139

 

11.03.2013

APPLY to play in the cover band showcase by 11.08.13

Do you like playing in bands that play songs that other bands wrote?
Do you have a hankering to dress up like Elton John and serenade your crush with “Candle in the Wind”?
Do you know all the words to Abba’s greatest hits? (Ed. Note: This idea is taken)
Be part of the WOBC cover band showcase!
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Please send your application to owobc@oberlin.edu with:
  • Name of band
  • Band members (anyone can sign up!)
  • 3-4 songs
You have until 11.08.13 to sign up!!
Showcase will be held the weekend before Thanksgiving
10.28.2013

WOBC- Live From Studio B 004- Cereal Banter

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WOBC is proud to present the fourth episode in the Live From Studio B series- Cereal Banter!

Download this set and more on the Live From Studio B mediafire page Here.

 

Tune in next week on Sunday at 1PM!

10.10.2013

WOBC Showpaper #2 10/12-10/18

“Never missing a show again since 2013″

Thursday, October 10

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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

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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

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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)

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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!

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

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

Sunday, October 13

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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

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

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