Category Archives: Music

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

WOBC-LFSB 013 and 014!– Krill and Ava Luna

Both of these bands absolutely killed it! Ava Luna played a great show the night before at the Cat and we were really excited to be able to get both Krill and Ava Luna in for a session. They were really a pleasure to have in the studio and we wish them luck in their tour and at SXSW!!

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Krill—

https://vimeo.com/87725779

 

https://vimeo.com/87725239

 

https://vimeo.com/87724567

 

 

Ava Luna–

 

https://vimeo.com/88198224

 

https://vimeo.com/88197174

 

https://vimeo.com/87894715

 

 

As always– You can check out the Whole sessions on the Live From Studio B Bandcamp Page!

 

WOBCLFSB.BANDCAMP.COM

STAFF PICKS I

We all picked a song just for you! In order of when each staff member emailed back from soonest to latest:

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Copyright: Sage Schmett (Her amazing Nail collection)

Sophie (News): Bobby Womack (Feat. Lana Del Rey) – Dayglo Reflection

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6acTwnk0J4

Rebecca (International): The Ra Band – Messages from the Stars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e1XUnOSxAs

Ivan (Pop): Drive Like Jehu – Luau

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcxxh1yewhM

Emma (Outreach): Junior Byles – Curly Locks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B48NsEfiOdA&feature=kp

Alison (Music Director): Patricia (Feat. Jahiliyya Fields) – Inhalants

Joey (Operations): Michel’le – Something in my Heart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4tGdnryt8Q&list=PLEAEC667AED06C49F

Michael (Station Manager): Lorelle Meets the Obsolete – The December Riots

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_NKkjGS74o

Jack (Treasurer): Mina Mazzini – Se Telefonando

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKSuG1LOaYI

Asher (Pop): Rich Homie Quan – Type of Way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KKbdErJkiY

Nick (Enginner/Some Punk): La Misma – Saudade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NrmaqRYB3k

Max (Outreach): Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy -Knockturne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWtXmR2OHxA

Zoe (Talk/PA): Ted Lucas – Plain and Sane and Simple Melody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyTlo4mPbFc

Charles (Studio B): Guerilla Toss – Kicked Back Into the Crypt

Sivan (Vinyl): Robert Ashley – Automatic Writing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh_TC8j_JkE

Charles (Freeform): Mohn – Evertplatz 2000

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IFyEqxzDFc

Will (Electronic): DJ Rush – Dance Mania

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7Ms5DxQmI8

Arianne (Hip-Hop): K. Michelle – Can’t Raise a Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZf-Zft85Xs

 

SHOW OF THE WEEK : AFRICAN JAM SESSION

WE ARE BACK IN ACTION FOR THE SEMESTER. LISTEN TO THIS SHOW!!

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What is your show called? When is it?

Our show is African Jam Session, Mondays 5-6pm

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Describe your show in 3 words:

Crazy. Sexy. Cool.

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Sample playlist of show:

1. Pata Pata- Temi Dollface(Nigeria)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EinxcEiDNU

2. Skelewu-Davido(Nigeria)

3. Batonga- Angelique Kidjo(Benin)

4. Les disques de Mon Pere– Youssoupha (Congo)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNCu44iyU80

5. Vuli Ndlela- Brenda Fassie (South Africa)

6. Premier Gaou-Magic System (Cote d’ Ivoire)

7. Sorkode- Keche (Ghana)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsucfILCIc8

8. Jika- Mi Casa (South Africa)

9. Come Over- Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)

10. Kognini- Espoir 2000  (Cote d’ Ivoire)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5deC004ULoc

11. Come on Man- Toofan (Togo)

12. I Found A Way- Werrason ft. Mohombi (DRC)

13. 3 Points- Gasmilla (Ghana)

14. Fere Na Fere-Cheick Tidiane Seck (Mali)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKbSOEeZ9NI

15 Sounsoumba – Oumou Sangare (Mali)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW8n8uCf7TA&feature=kp

16. Motherland by Yvonne Chaka Chaka (South Africa)

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What is the biggest inspiration for your show?

The motherland and the dismal lack of African music you hear being played here in the U.S., while in many parts of Africa the billboards are topped with U.S. artists.

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If you could have anyone alive or dead listen to your show, who would it be?

We’re 4.5% sure that Lupita Nyong’o already listens, but if she like called in every Monday and was like “Hey guys you’re the best let’s all party with Jared Leto” it would be super awesome.

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What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Mayowa (DJ Pumbaa)- I think I’ll always hold a special spot in my heart for Phoenix, because that was the first concert I went to

Eni (DJ Timon) – BET 106&Park tour It was the best as in it was the cheapest, I got to see Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Young Joc, and some other obscure artists for 10 bucks my freshman year of high school.

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What is your favorite WOBC show?

Bruxxsel …we don’t know what the title means, but the music is groovy! Sundays at 9 pm

 

WOBC-LFSB 011 and 012 – The Blood Pact & Men With Short Beards

The Blood Pact and Men With Short Beards!

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Both Great Great bands, It was really great to get them both into the studio!

The Blood Pact provided an amazing highly composed performance that could convince anyone to see them live- Check out all the recordings here-

http://wobclfsb.bandcamp.com/

 

https://vimeo.com/87324381

 

https://vimeo.com/87323767

 

https://vimeo.com/87323371

 

And we had been dying to get Men With Short Beards to get in for a session. Very compelling recordings from these guys.

 

https://vimeo.com/87501151

 

https://vimeo.com/87500579

 

https://vimeo.com/87500050

 

 

Stay tuned at 1pm this sunday for Sally Boy!!

WOBC-LFSB 010: Peaks

It’s Studio B’s tenth release! Hooray!

Check out Peaks’ great session from last semester! They were great to have in the studio and really brought the energy.

If this is simply not enough Peaks, Also check out their show at the Cat with Ava Luna on Thursday! Its Free!

 

http://wobclfsb.bandcamp.com/album/wobc-lfsb-010-peaks

 

https://vimeo.com/86855826

 

https://vimeo.com/86856512

 

https://vimeo.com/86852063

 

 

WOBC-LFSB 009: Ron Shalom with Austin Vaughn

We are proud to come back this semester with such a strong session! Alumni Ron Shalom and Austin Vaughn Returned for a great seamless session in november. We loved to have them in the studio!  Stay tuned as we post the final sessions from last semester and keep listening at 1PM on sundays for all new sessions!

 

Check out the whole session on the bandcamp page! 

 

https://vimeo.com/86797837

 

https://vimeo.com/86795399

 

https://vimeo.com/86798923

2013: WOBC Staff’s Top Five Lists

I asked the staff to make a top five list of anything music-related in 2013; some DJs were more ‘creative’ than others:

†0p 5 “moments” of 2K13 (in backwards chronological order)
Nick, Engineer, punk director

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Note: pic taken before nick made KG smle

1. making kim gordon smile one time 

2. making masami akita (merzbow) smile one time

3. novice,  LFSB: 002

4. summer 2013

5. wildboy live set in hark 312

Top Five Albums of 2013
Liam: Traffic Director    

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1. Double Cup–(DJ Rashad/DJ Spinn)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzEK5Z9ALU8

2. Settle–(Disclosure)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nsKDJlpUbA

3. Send A Prayer EP–(Motor City Drum Ensemble)

4. Boat Party–(Kyle Hall)

5. Caramel–(Connan Mockasin)

Top 5 New Music
Sivan: Vinyl Director  

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1. Greg Stuart & Michael Pisaro – Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhL6Jj3t4TI

Julia Holter – Loud City Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWPLm3S05VA

3. Greg Stuart & Joe Panzner – Dystonia Duos

4. Greg Stuart & Antoine Beuger – Sixteen Stanzas on Stillness and Music Unheard

5. Tom Johnson & Samuel Vriezen – The Chord Catalogue; Within Fourths/Within Fifths

“I don’t listen to enough new music, but I do listen to a lot of New Music, i.e. contemporary classical music, which doesn’t usually take its form in albums. Here’s a small collection of what has, though. Greg Stuart is a wonderful percussionist who had an extremely productive year, performing works by Michael Pisaro and Antoine Beuger and collaborating with electronic artist Joe Panzner. He and Panzner will be in Oberlin in March performing their own music and a (different) piece by Pisaro. Julia Holter is now more firmly in the “pop” world, but she studied composition with Pisaro. Her newest album is, this is not really a hyperbole, indescribably good. Her background shows, but only in a good way. Finally, a recording that actually matters of an “old” classical piece (on the label founded by Beuger) – Samuel Vriezen performs Tom Johnson’s 1986 piece “The Chord Catalogue,” which systematically presents every possible chord within a single octave at lightning fast speed.”

Top 5 tracks to ignore-hw-and-hit-the-beer-bong-instead-to
Aria: co-Promo

download (1) 1. “Let it Go” – A$AP Ferg — first track on an all around great album, Ferg’s v recent Trap Lord

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEEwsxmEw44

2. “Dark Horse” – Katy Perry, Juicy J — better than ur thinking it’ll be, trust

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9S-88WxPdE

3. “Play” – David Banner — nasty

4. Female$ Welcomed – Trinidad James — a nice gesture

5. Splash Waterfalls – Ludacris — ya

Top Five Albums
Chuck: Freeform Director

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1.  Stephan Mathieu-   The Falling Rocket   (dekorder records)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1FOeWzXTdo

2. Pinkcourtesyphone-  Foley Folley Follo   (boomkat)

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

3. Novi Sad-   Neuroplanets   (subrosa)

4. Mind Over Mirrors-  When The Rest Are Up At Four  (immune)

5. Roly Porter-  Life Cycle Of A Massive Star  (subtext)

Top five hip-hop of 2013
Cornell: hip-hop
 

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1. Yeezus- Kanye West

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBAtAM7vtgc

2. OLD- Danny Brown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2x6Tt6S8Js

3. My Name is my Name- Pusha T

4. The Night’s Gambit- Ka

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5. Doris- Earl

5. Tape 2- Young Fathers

5.Indigoism- The Underachievers

5.Nostalgic 64- Denzel Curry

Top Five Albums (in no order)
Max: co-Outreach Director

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Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety

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

Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V3hM-YDsOk

Jai Paul – demos

Kanye West – Yeezus

My Bloody Valentine – mbv

beautiful music/beautiful ladies 2013
Ali Post: Program Director

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Valerie June, Somebody to Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MLVxWd4_s4

Courtney Barnett, Avant Gardener

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcnIhzaDTd0

Angel Olsen, Forgiven/Forgotten 

Laura Mvula, Make Me Lovely

Jessy Lanza (covering Phyllis Nelson), Move Closer 

(okay some of these r mixtapes but whatevz)
Eve P-S: Co-Promo

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5. DANNY BROWN – OLD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w20yjLgxJ6A

4. DRAKE – NOTHING WAS THE SAME

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

3. KELELA – CUT 4 ME

2. DENZEL CURRY – N64

1. KANYE WEST – YEEZUS

(rly into hip-hop what can i say)

the top 5 worst dance song titles of 2013 
will: electronic director

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5) Joy Orbison – Big Room Tech House DJ Tool – TIP! (Nonplus) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MviX3Si4Yds

4) Sally Shapiro – This City’s Local Italo DJ Has A Crush On Me (Paper Bag Records) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shD48VzQ9zE

3) InnerShades – Nina At The Boiler Room (Creme Organization) 

2) Twinpeaks – Not That Tech House DJ Tool Dropped by Paris Hilton You Were Searching For (Local Talk Records) 

1) Four Tet – The Track I’ve Been Playing That People Keep Asking About And That Joy Used In His RA Mix And Daphni Played On Boiler Room (Text Records) 

Top 5 sickest dance records of 2013 that I forgot to buy and are now prohibitively expensive
will: electronic director

Willie-Burns

1) Various – NDTL Special Edition 2013 (Wild Oats Music)

Slept through the event that the Wild Oats guys were selling this record at… best Kyle Hall tune ever pressed IMO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsyQwwWINh4

2) Greg Beato – Apron EP (Apron Records)

3) Stephan Encinas – Disco Illusion (Invisible City Edition)

(arguably) one of the rarest disco records ever got repressed this year / already $100+

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HnzNY0epzE

4) Willie Burns – Overlord EP (Trilogy Tapes)

5) Kowton – F U All The Time (White Label)

five music things i am so excited about
alison: music director

download (4)

1. perfect p*ssy 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er2-ujXSpw8

2. profligate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhp4tS4YEug

3. russian tsarlag

https://soundcloud.com/not-not-fun-1/midnight-at-marys-house

4. the container video by lsdc

https://soundcloud.com/gentledefect/container-saturated

5. people playing music that were hesitant to but now do it and feel good about it

2013-

five must-watch vids that describe my 2013
alison: music director

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL2fZwNEmK0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSLN1yUzdDc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdZozJRQAgQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1Q2B9vHcfQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYpLZX7izsc

5 songs that I like
jack: treasurer

download (3)

MAAL – THE OOKIE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08RzussEiG0

Martha Wash – Now That You’re Gone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIE54FOFDmk&list=LLfS50jIPktbzWYMJ39zDY0A
L.W.H. ft. Main Attrakionz – Draco Jr. 
Three 6 Mafia – Late Night Tip
2NE1 – It Hurts

my top five (in no order)
Michael: station manager

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1. sunbather – deafheaven

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

2. no regerts – chastity belt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7Pm7jr-enc

3. zula – this hopeful

4. tim hecker – virgins

5. drake – nothing was the same

Thanks for a great year!!!! WE LOVE ALL OUR LISTENERS!