Oberlin’s house heroes Teengirl Fantasy are currently coming off a huge year, one which has seen them release their long-awaited debut LP “7AM” to widespread critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, with everyone from Pitchfork and The Fader to Dazed and Confused and DJ Magazine becoming entranced by their beguilingly off-kilter vein of sprawling, throbbing electronica. The album ended up on more year-end lists than can be counted, with Time Out even naming them one of 5 bands to watch in 2011, and the likes of the Guardian, FACT, Juno and XLR8R selecting their genre-defying, breakthrough anthem “Cheaters” as one of the best tracks of the year.
Svengalisghost, formerly known at Below Underground, makes jacking Chicago house music that comes with an experimental electronic pedigree.
One thing’s for certain though–there’s definitely nothing ‘small’ about JAW JAM‘s productions. From every vocal sample he selects to work with, to every bleep and blip sound byte that he infuses within–it all screams professional.
TONIGHT: Thursday Febraury 28th, 2013 The Sco (135 W. Lorain St.) Show begins at 10 PM (Come early so you don’t miss Jaw Jam!) $3 w/ OCID, $8 without
The Top 30 is a weekly section of the WOBC blog where we highlight the 30 most-played new albums each week. Check out what our DJs are spinning!
1 MY BLOODY VALENTINE MBV
2 YO LA TENGO Fade
3 NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE Psychedelic Pill
4 SONIC YOUTH Smart Bar Chicago 1985
5 DINOSAUR JR. I Bet On Sky
6 ICEAGE You’re Nothing
7 BRIAN ENO Lux
8 CS YEH Transitions
9 TIMES NEW VIKING Over And Over [EP]
10 BRANDY Two Eleven
11 THEE OH SEES Putrifiers II
12 BOB DYLAN Tempest
13 GUIDED BY VOICES The Bears For Lunch
14 PERE UBU Lady From Shanghai
15 JONNY GREENWOOD The Master: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
16 NEW ORDER Lost Sirens
17 KINGDOM VIP Edition Fade to Mind
18 TAYLOR SWIFT Red
19 PETE SEEGER Pete Remembers Woody
20 THOMAS NEWMAN Skyfall
21 TORO Y MOI Anything In Return
22 CAT POWER Sun
23 EELS Wonderful, Glorious
24 RHYS CHATHAM Reve Parisien
25 AARON DILLOWAY After The Showers
26 TYVEK On Triple Beams
27 SCOTT WALKER Bish Bosch
28 PRURIENT Through The Window
29 AUTRE NE VEUT Anxiety
30 SKY FERREIRA Ghost
Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Hieroglyphic Being on WOBC. For those of you that don’t know Jamal is one of Chicago’s most respected DJs. Jamal is also the owner of the record label Mathematics. Mathematics is one of the most interesting labels in the game they continuously put out fantastic records, such as Kuba Sojka’s Mysterious Intrigue. Jamal does an incredible job picking up artists from out of the blue. The records he puts out always have unique styles that draw heavily from the mega-centers of Techno and House such as Detroit, Berlin and of course Chicago. I always find it surprising when I find out that the artist is actually from somewhere I have never heard of. We spoke for about 45 minutes and discussed a variety of topics ranging from his beginnings as a musician, to starting a label; of course we also listened to some unreleased Mathematics tracks.
Ever wanted to book shows on campus? Apply to Concert Board! We’ve booked shows by Laurel Halo, Traxman, Avey Tare, John Maus, Da Kid Wrek, Pissed Jeans, Built to Spill, Slava, Holy Other, and Genesis P-Orridge. No experience necessary. Applications are due March 15 by 11:59 pm. The application can be found at: http://www.oberlin.edu/stuorg/cncrtbrd/join.html
Listen to WOBC to win tickets to see JONATHAN RICHMAN featuring TOMMY LARKINS on the drums live at The Dionysus Disco (135 W. Lorain St. in Oberlin) on Monday, February 25th at 9 PM. $6 with OCID, $10 without.
There will be an opportunity to win tickets during the following shows: Don’t: Thursday night from 6 PM to 7 PM hobo deli: Friday from 2 PM to 3 PM
Listen for the Jonathan Richman song to come on the air, and call in at (440) 775 8139. If you are the first person to call you will win free admission to the show.
Thanks for applying for shows everyone! The schedule will be posted tonight, Wednesday February 13th at 7:00 pm in front of the station (Wilder 319). The mandatory all-station meeting will take place on Thursday, February 14th at 8:00 pm in West Lecture Hall in the Science Center.