WOBC’s Top 10 CMJ Playlist 11/4/13




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




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!
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

WOBC- Live From Studio B 004- Cereal Banter

Live From Studio B 1

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!


WOBC Showpaper #2 10/12-10/18

“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


Radiolab Live!

On October 5th, Radiolab came to Cleveland’s State Theatre with the live show Apocalyptical—a blend of science, music, visuals, and life-size dinosaur puppets. The theme of the show was endings: they covered subjects from the end of the reign of reptiles on Earth to facing the end of life with Parkinson’s disease. Radiolab, a WNYC radio show and podcast, is the project of Oberlin (and WOBC!) alumni Jad Abumrad (’95) and Robert Krulwich (’69). Their infectious storytelling powers attracted an audience consisting of about 98% old people and 2% Oberlin students.

Somehow this bullet being shot through water has something to do with dinosaur extinction.

Somehow this bullet being shot through water has something to do with dinosaur extinction.  Jad explained it better than I ever could. Photo courtesy of Yvette Chen.


Accompanying Jad and Robert were comedian Ophira Eisenberg, Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, On Fillmore bassist Darin Gray, and guitarist Sarah Lipstate. The musicians definitely captured that signature smooth soundscape of a traditional Radiolab episode, while adding their individual flairs (seriously though, have you seen Glenn Kotche’s setup????). Ophira Eisenberg made a lot of jokes about her name.

If you haven’t checked out Radiolab yet, you can find their podcasts here.


WOBC-LFSB 003: Beer Shits

Live From Studio B 3

Proud to present the third installation in Live From Studio B, Beer Shits!

Download this set and more Here

See videos of Babes, Bunk Acid, and Theme Song (Beer Shits) below!



Dont forget to catch the rest of the Live From Studio B videos Here


WOBC’s Top 10 CMJ Playlist 10/8/13

What’s hot in WOBC? Here’s the most played albums for the past week:


1 .Yo La Tengo – Fade – Matador Records

2. Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana – Carpark Records

3. Giraffage – Needs - Alpha Pup Records

4. Macintosh Plus – Floral Shoppe – Self-Released

5. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven – Warp Records

6. Bill Callahan – Dream River – Drag City

7.  Jacob Kierkegaard – Conversion – Touch

8. Mount Kimbie – Cold Spring Fault Less Youth – Warp Records

9. DARKSIDE – Psychic – Other People

10. Crystal Stilts – Nature Noir – Sacred Bones