Congratulations to Oberlin College third-year, Casey Silverstein on winning our online giveaway and snagging a pair of free weekend passes to VIA Music & New Media festival this weekend in Pittsburgh!
In its fourth year, VIA festival is an annual week-long celebration of people who are defining what’s next in music, art, and culture. Starting today, Oct. 1st, and ending on Oct. 6, VIA will feature performances, screenings, video game installations, 3D body scans and more. The lineup includes some great acts – some of whom have recently played shows in Oberlin including Slava, Container, Unicorn Hard-On, Richard Pinhas, and Aaron Dilloway.
Check out some tracks from VIA artists below and head to http://via-pgh.com/ for more information.
VIA Festival will also feature work from visual and performance artists such as Casey Jane Ellison, LaTurbo Avedon, and many more. So if you’re looking to get out of town/looking for a good time/ looking for an excuse to go to Pittsburgh, grab some friends and head out to VIA. You can buy tickets here.
Today marked the first On-Air session of Live From Studio B!! We kicked it off with Novice, an Oberlin based, high energy Math-rock group. Keep your eyes/ears pealed for footage and recordings of the session!
And keep listening to Live From Studio B! Sundays 1-2!
Live From Studio B is a new show on WOBC featuring live sessions of great local and touring bands!
Every Sunday at 1pm well go live on FM 91.5 and on WOBC.org with a new and exciting act playing just for you! Each session will be recorded and videotaped so after you listen on the radio, you can come to WOBC.org and watch the session as well as download the music!
The inaugural session comes from Nagual. Nagual is a musical duo formed in Oberlin in 2010. It consists of David Shapiro (Guitar, Loops) & Ian McColm (Guitar, Voice, Loops, Drums).
Tune in at 1pm on sundays (beginning on september 22) to catch the next installment!
I grew up listening to college radio. From reggae to radio skits, my local stations always played things I had never heard, and that I never would have on commercial radio. When I was in middle school, I experimented by listening to a Top 40 station for a week, and heard the same 7 teeny-angst anthems over and over and over. Some people joke about how stations like these have a super-short playlist that they use constantly, and at the end of that formative week, I became convinced that corporate radio is a mind-numbing tool to keep us down. I switched the dial on my boom box and resolved to keep community radio thriving.
Community radio is like an aural public library where all the authors, illustrators, journalists, and scientists are reading aloud to you. I believe in alternative news sources, in underground music, in audio grassroots. Public radio is a stellar platform for social justice [if you haven’t heard of the Prometheus Radio Project you should absolutely check it out], a powerful tool for inciting positive change. For all y’all who are moved by music and spoken word, put that passion on the airwaves and help bring that power to the people.