03.12.2014

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.

03.11.2014

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

  • Mac DeMarco – Salad Days

  • Tim Hecker – Virgins

  • Marissa Nadler – July

  • The Roots – & Then You Shoot Your Cousin

  • Garrett Walters – Winter Tour Demo 2014

  • Sharon Jones + The Dap-Kings – Give the People What They Want

  • Beck – Morning Phase

  • Perfect Pussy – I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling

  • Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe

03.11.2014

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

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

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O Barquinho – Paulinho Nogueira

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

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Aguas de Março (feat. Cris Delano) – Bossacucanova

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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
03.11.2014

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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Ava Luna–

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

WOBCLFSB.BANDCAMP.COM

03.05.2014

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

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

Ivan (Pop): Drive Like Jehu – Luau

Emma (Outreach): Junior Byles – Curly Locks

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

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

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

Jack (Treasurer): Mina Mazzini – Se Telefonando

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

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

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

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

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

Sivan (Vinyl): Robert Ashley – Automatic Writing

Charles (Freeform): Mohn – Evertplatz 2000

Will (Electronic): DJ Rush – Dance Mania

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

 

03.05.2014

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)

2. Skelewu-Davido(Nigeria)

3. Batonga- Angelique Kidjo(Benin)

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

5. Vuli Ndlela- Brenda Fassie (South Africa)

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

7. Sorkode- Keche (Ghana)

8. Jika- Mi Casa (South Africa)

9. Come Over- Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)

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

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)

15 Sounsoumba – Oumou Sangare (Mali)

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

 

02.24.2014

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/

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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