11.18.2013

STAGNANT POOLS — TONIGHT @ THE SCO WITH CYMBALS EAT GUITARS

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CONCERT ALERT!

Cymbals Eat Guitars + Stagnant Pools 

10 pm

The ‘Sco

$3 OC ID / $8 WO

We’ve all heard of Cymbals Eat Guitars, but what about Stagnant Pools? DJ Alex has the “inside scoop”:

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Stagnant Pools are one of those bands I found through another band that I found through another band on Facebook. This was a few years ago, at the height of my My Bloody Valentine phase, and not long after my brother and I started our two-piece band, The Gentlemen Broncos. So of course I was excited by two people playing something like shoegaze. The song “Consistency” really struck a cord with me. The swirling distortion was everything I loved about shoegaze, and proof that two people could make that sound. Plus the opening line (“This i the last place that I want to be…”) is dramatic in all the right ways. My brother and I never actually wrote any shoegaze, but this song is still super groovy. What a tune from some fellow dudes trying to make it.

 

11.16.2013

The Backspace on WOBC! Saturdays 2-3 PM

 


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WOBC is working with the Backspace, a youth program at the Bridge (Oberlin’s Community Technology Center), to bring a group of middle school students into the station every saturday from 2-3 pm. The students choose the music, come up with DJ names, and talk on the air. Check out the second show here! Featuring: DJ Savage Nemo, DJ Happy Badger, DJ Double Bubble, DJ Minecraft, DJ Spongebob, and DJ Sincere

Email outreach@wobc.org with questions, suggestions, or if you want to get involved.

11.16.2013

WOBC BUDDY PROGRAM

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WOBC OUTREACH IS STARTING UP A BUDDY PROGRAM WITH OBERLIN HIGH-SCHOOLERS ! !

Local teens will be paired with WOBC DJs in the genre of their choice and will have the opportunity to experience the *chills* and *thrills* of having a radio show. Buddies will be taught how to use station equipment, learn each ! and every ! aspect that factors into a weekly radio show, be encouraged to explore deep into the WOBC vaults, and will interact with real LIVE station members, getting the chance to encounter new music and share their own gems.

INTERESTED??? Email outreach@wobc.org to sign up to be a host DJ or buddy 

11.14.2013

SHOW OF THE WEEK – HORSE SALIVA

Congrats, Jamie H! Show of the week champ!!

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what’s your show called and when is it?

It’s called Horse Saliva. It’s Mondays 8pm-9pm

your show in 3 words

released this week

compare your show to a movie… why that movie?

The Indiana Jones movie with Sean Connery in it because it’s also about looking for treasure that you’ll only find if you have a pure heart. Also sometimes I feel like a kooky old knight.

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sample playlist:

Here’s some of the best stuff so far:

Electric Cars-The Heurs

All Confused-Cult Babies

I Keep My Wallet in My Back Left Pocket-Andrew Jefferies

Shop Drop-King Champion Sounds

Don’t Hold My Hand-Back Pages

Superstardome-The Artificial Flower Company

Cassie (Come Home) The Royal Wees

Constantly In Love-Younghusband

Pin Me Up-Mavis Gary

Sad Songs-Girl Brains

Green Fire-King Virus and the Bubbling Foggy Eye

Fylingdales-The Vaporettos

Robinhood Loves Shooting Arrows for Nothing-Bison

The Joneses-Zapoppin’(w/ Julian Gaskell and Dave Hart)

Police Academy VII-Ermine Coats

your favorite WOBC show (when and which dj)

Truly a hard question because we’re shreddin’ this semester. Earwax is always excellent (DJ MJ, Tuesdays 4-5 pm). Junky Bea’s got great taste and is super fun ‘cause you never know when she’s gonna be popping in for a set. 12-Inch Single (Steve Friday’s 6-8) is the perfect soundtrack to get you jazzed for the weekend. But I’m honestly most excited about Live From Studio B because it’s as good as anything any “professional media outlet” puts out and also I love Oberlin bands and TV.

favorite band right now

Probably Game Theory. They’re not new or anything but they’ve got a big catalog of weirdo pop songs, kind of a midway point between 80s pop and the work of the late Lou Reed. Recommended for weirdos.

who in the world do you wish would listen to your show (dead or alive)?

Somebody that can pay me to do this. Ryan Schreiber? Carles? The eBay dude?

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11.13.2013

New POP! CDs

Hello again from POP! workgroup,

Here are some c o o l new albums and EPs that have found a home on our new POP! shelf recently. Our workgroup meets every Tuesday and Thursday 7-8pm EST. We usually have a lot of fun. We always share secrets

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

do we really have to embed yet another arcade fire video on this page?

Thurdy – Thurdy

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?? what is thurdy ??

Icona Pop – This Is…

The Dismemberment Plan – Uncanney Valley

Ducktails – Wish Hotel EP

Son Lux – Lanterns

M.I.A. – Matangi

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and there we have it! see you another time, maybe

- Ivan (DJ Moskau)

11.12.2013

WOBC Showpaper #4 : 11/13-11/20

Keep u goin all week

Wednesday, November 13

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D’Lo- D’FaQTo Life: D’Lo @ Cat in the Cream, 8 PM, free
spoken word about personal intersection of queer + immigration politics

Saturday, November 16

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Hip Hop 101 Presents I Love Vinyl plus DJ Spinna at Oberlin: DJ Spinna, Scribe, OP!, Jon Oliver, Amir Abdullah, Ge-ology, and The Twilite Tone @ The ‘Sco, 10 PM, free
“Soul, Disco, Boogie, Hip Hop, House, Techno, Funk, Afrobeat, Reggae” spun by world-famous djs
Monday, November 18
Cymbals Eat Guitars 2
Cymbals Eat Guitars: Cymbals Eat Guitars + Stagnant Pools @ The ‘Sco, 10 PM, $3 w/OCID, $8 W.O
raucous rawk with hints of shoegaze
Tuesday, November 19
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Cuddle Magic: Cuddle Magic @ Cat in the Cream, 8 PM, free
folk with a bunch of instruments: “vibraphone, clarinet, muted trumpet, banjo, ukulele, violin, vocal counterpoint, etc”
Wednesday, November 20
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Quilt : Quilt + Daniel Bachmen @ Fairchild Chapel, 8 PM, Free
Psychdelic + folk stylings of a lo-fi rock band and a finger-picking guitarist
Got a tip? Send to: music@wobc.org
11.11.2013

WOBC’s Top 10 CMJ Playlist 11/11/13

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1. Arcade Fire – Reflektor

2. Drake – Nothing Was The Same

3. Sebadoh – Defend Yourself

4. Raspberry Bulbs – Deformed Worship

5. Shannon and the Clams – Dreams in the Rat House

6. Nguzunguzu – Skycell

7. Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas

8. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven

9. DJ Rashad – Double Cup

10. Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio 2