10.05.2012

Meat Puppets Giveaway and Meat and Greet!!

Credit: Jamie Butler

In preparation for their 10/13 show, Meat Puppets will be giving away free merch and tickets all week on WOBC!

Five shows throughout the week will be giving away 1 free ticket and a chance to win 1 of 5 prizes at the Meat Puppets show!

  • 4th place: 1 of 2 signed copies of Meat Puppets’s “II” on vinyl
  • 3rd place: 1 signed copy of Meat Puppet’s “Up on the Sun” on vinyl
  • 2nd place: 1 Meat Puppets band t-shirt
  • Grand Prize: One signed original print drawing from Kris Kurtwood
All prizes are to be picked up from the band at a Meat and Greet after the show!
Listen to any of the shows for a chance to win. When you hear a Meat Puppets song, call in at 440-775-8139!
  • Deep Sea Fantasy, Saturday @ 11am
  • Destination: Onward!, Tuesday @ 10 am
  • i won’t hurt you, Thursday morning @ midnight
  • EARWAX, Thursday @ 3pm
  • Cheap Thrills, Friday @ 9am
For those that aren’t so lucky, tickets are on sale at Wilder Desk and etix.com, $6 w/OCID, $12 W.O. Here’s some MP jams to get you excited! Also, look out for details about the Meat Puppets Saturday 10/13 interview!
10.04.2012

Pop Picks: 10/3

A new school year, a new batch of hot pop hits. Check out what we just added to the vault written by new members of pop workgroup!

How to Dress Well – Total Loss

IF YOU HAVE EVER HAD FEELINGS THIS ALBUM IS FOR YOU. A spacey, dark take on R&B with a lots of haunting falsetto. End-track “Ocean Floor For Everything” will probably kill you, just a little bit. – Fiz

Woods – Bend Beyond

If you like woodsy, synth pitched music this is for you.  Not totally on the synthpop side and still grounded in indie alternative woodsy music.  Tracks are a great blend of the two distinct styles. – Harlee

David Byrne and St. Vincent – Love this Giant

Anything that St. Vincent works on (besides that one Andrew Bird song…) is pure bliss. St. Vincent minus the guitar, plus major brass and Talking Heads’ genius member gives me chills. So good. – Rachel

09.24.2012

Fall Programming is Up and Running!

Regular programming on WOBC for Fall 2012 has begun!

Tune in right here on wobc.org 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all things Oberlin College radio.
And be sure to check out the schedule for the full list of programs.

ALSO

This week, WOBC is curating two awesome house shows:

Wednesday, September 26: SUN ARAW @ 18.5 S. Main St. (Above Subway)
>>> http://www.facebook.com/events/366941986715966/ <<<

Thursday, September 27: Cotton Museum//The Sediment Club//Tarpit//Crotch Rot @ 68 Elmwood
>>> http://www.facebook.com/events/389422274462856/ <<<

AND

Saturday, September 29: LAUREL HALO//ITAL//MAGIC TOUCH//M. GEDDES GENGRAS @ The ‘Sco
>>> http://www.facebook.com/events/270787096373675/ <<<

Gonna be a great week. Come out and dance. Happy Fall.

06.16.2012

Slothrust – The Couch Incident

06.02.2012

EUROVISION 2012

Baku is in Azerbaijan, although I don't know where that is...

Each year since 1956 a bunch of European countries submit (horrifically bad) songs into a pan-European (plus Israel) contest called Eurovision, which is broadcast all over Europe and according to Wikipedia is one of the longest-running television programs ever.  This year, Exurovision was held in Baku, which is the capital of Azerbaijan, a country you may be familiar with through its appearance in the Peirce Brosnan Bond movie “The World is Not Enough“. Although most of the songs entered into the contest are truly the dregs of the global music industry (Ex: San Marino’s 2012 entry, The Social Network Song ), there are occasionally a few acceptable songs. The following is a personal ranking of the best five songs of this years contest, complete with their official contest rankings:

1) Sweeden: “Euporia” by Loreen – Eurovision 2012 winner, and winner in my heart too – Catchy dance-y tune, simple performance and no stupid gimmicks (an Eurovision rarity)

2) Ukraine : “Be My Guest” by Gaitana – 15th place – I would consider visiting Ukraine if it looks and sounds like this music video. I don’t think this is representative of the country, though. A fun, summery dance track.

3) Ireland: “Waterline” by Jedward – 19th place – Hot Irish identical twins. Funny hairdos. Catchy beat which will grow on you until you find yourself humming it at inopportune times. See previous post on Jedward for more info.

4) Iceland: “Never Forget” by Greta Salome and Jonsi – 20th place – Yes, that is the Jonsi of Sigur Ros fame. No, this is not his first Eurovision entry (the previous one, in 2004 was way worse). This song is a testament to patriotism, because I can’t figure out any other reason Jonsi would agree to be associated with a song like this. Listen to it in Icelandic here.

5) Cyprus: “La La Love” by Ivi Adamou – 16th place – Some of the stupidest lyrics I have ever heard in my life. Good to listen to at the gym, though.

For the curious, or for the deaf, the number two song was a group of old Russian grandmothers singing this (no, that is not a joke, Europeans and music judges actually ranked that as the second best song in the competition), third place went to a Serbian dude singing a boring ballad in Serbian, fourth place to the host country, Azerbaijan, with a boring ballad in English  and fifth place to Albania for a boring song in Albanian.

-Petra Seitz

05.30.2012

Album Review: Chris Cornell – Euphoria Morning


Chris Cornell, lead singer and songwriter of the grunge group Soundgarden, which broke up in 1997, came back to his audience with music that was much more different than what he had ever done before. His first solo album, Euphoria Morning, released in 1999, gave way to a new beginning for this incredibly talented singer after parting ways with his previous band. This album is nothing like his work with Soundgarden. By the time Soundgarden’s Down on the Upside was released in 1997, it was becoming a bit noticeable that the singer was looking for something different. Chris had already shown his aspirations as a solo artist with his contributions to Cameron Crowe’s film, Singles, in 1992. What this record showcases is not the typical sludge metal, grunge sound that is familiar in Cornell’s past. This is more of an experiment which pulls in influences from psychedelic rock. Euphoria Morning is not an over produced arena rock album like Soundgarden’s records, albeit they are all excellent. Cornell’s singing is more organic and much more intimate here. This is not to say that Euphoria Morning is not a big production, but it sounds more natural. Natasha Shneider and Alain Johannes from the band Eleven, are key figures on this record as both of them assist with all the production and most of the musical accompaniment. Euphoria Morning is a record that invokes several different moods and explores a vast landscape of emotion with superlative songwriting.

01 Can’t Change Me
05 When I’m Down
09 Sweet Euphoria
11 Pillow of Your Bones

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05.28.2012

Live on WOBC: Wide Branches

On Tuesday May 8, Wide Branches, a folk duo comprised of Caroline Mullis & Taylor Rogers, visited WOBC’s Studio B and played several songs from their recently released album, Crossing Bridges. You can find recordings of the session below!

You Will Love
No Other
Memory
Lover
Lloramos
Emerald Echoes
Don’t Fail Me Now
Carosel
Carolina Blues
Build A Bridge

-Will Floyd