09.20.2014

Staff Picks, Vol. MMXIV, Book 1

The Fall 2014 programming season is now underway, and that means a new staff to get to know! Here are the first staff picks of the year – some of their favorite tunes from their respective genres.

Mayowa and Marcelo from International: The AfroBeatles – Get Back vs. Colonial Mentality

In Mayowa’s words, “It’s part of a larger project called the AfroBeatles, which is sort of an alternate reality where Fela and the Beatles merge and travel across the world promoting peace, freedom from political corruption, and lots of other dope things.”

Ivan from Freeform: U.S. Maple – Letter to ZZ Top

Nate from Classical: Leontyne Price sings Samuel Barber’s “The Monk and his Cat”

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04.28.2014

STAFF PICKS III: DONT UNPLUG ME EDITION

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Don’t Unplug Me: A Week of Women’s, Trans* + Genderqueer Voices in Experimental Media (4/28 – 5/3)

Staff Picks: All of staff picks a song for U! 

[trigger warning: queerphobic slurs]


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04.27.2014

WOBC-LFSB 023: SMEGMA

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Portland weirdo legends SMEGMA joined us for a Studio B session.. May be the craziest one yet..


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04.22.2014

WOBC-LFSB 021 + 022 – NOPE and VALEY

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NOPE and VALEY joined us for a ride in the Studio B traffic copter. The results are shocking..


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04.21.2014

WOBC’S CMJ TOP TEN PLAYLIST 4/21/14

SPEEDYS BACK IN IT!

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04.21.2014

Finds from the WOBC Vault: March 2014

Did you know that the WOBC station houses thousands of vinyl records? 12″ and 7″, 33 and 45, pressed in 2014 and 1964, pop and rock and jazz and folk and R&B and classical and punk, world famous and unimaginably obscure. Every week, vinyl workgroup convenes to search through the depths of the WOBC vinyl vault and find some hidden gems you otherwise would never discover. Here’s a recent sampling of the best we’ve found.

Luther Allison: “The Little Red Rooster” from Bad News is Coming (1973). Arkansan blues guitarist – began by playing with Howlin’ Wolf and Freddie King in the late 50s, eventually found himself as one of the few blues artists signed to Motown in the early 70s, when he recorded his album.

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04.17.2014

WOBC-LFSB 020: AUSTIN VAUGHN

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Oberlin alum Austin Vaughn joined us for a very, very rad Studio B session. Check it out after the jump….


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