WOBC Showpaper #2 10/12-10/18

“Never missing a show again since 2013”

Thursday, October 10


Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai: @ Cat in the Cream, 8 PM

Chinese Taiwainese American spoken word artist brings the fury, hope

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Stereocure Presents: Frugal Father, Native Eloquence + Peaks @ The Sco, 10 PM, $1

Oberlin’s favorite music collective takes over the ‘Sco

Friday, October 11


Wild Oats Label Night: Kyle Hall, Jay Daniel + MGUN @ The ‘Sco, 10 PM, Free Before 11, 3$ w OCID, 7$ Public

Detroit’s finest house djs… Going to be INSANE


George Batyi and Gipsy Stringz: @ Cat in the Cream, 7:30 PM

Romani music w/ cimbalom and violin. Sponsored by Batyi’s Artist Residency at OCREECAS (the Oberlin Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies)


Born Gold (ex-Gobble Gobble), THiNK + Idle Hour @ The Dojo, 9 PM

Ask around for the address… experimental pop interpreted 3 ways.

Saturday, October 12

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Wilder Maker: Wilder Maker + Peaks @ Cat in the Cream, 8 PM

See Peaks twice this weekend…once just isn’t enough!


Becky K+You: Becky K @ Slow Train, 8 PM

Guitar, harmonica and the witticisms of Oberlin’s finest singer-songwriter.

Sunday, October 13


Dancing the Void: Sophie B + Cuy Cph + Val P

No way to know what to expect other than something strange, beautiful + prob memorable

Tuesday, October 15


Horsebladder: horsebladder + Robert Turman @ Fairchild Chapel, 8 PM

lo-fi folksy ambient electronics and harsh industrial noisey tape loops

WOBC’s Top 10 CMJ Playlist 10/8/13

What’s hot in WOBC? Here’s the most played albums for the past week:


1 .Yo La Tengo – Fade – Matador Records

2. Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana – Carpark Records

3. Giraffage – Needs – Alpha Pup Records

4. Macintosh Plus – Floral Shoppe – Self-Released

5. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven – Warp Records

6. Bill Callahan – Dream River – Drag City

7.  Jacob Kierkegaard – Conversion – Touch

8. Mount Kimbie – Cold Spring Fault Less Youth – Warp Records

9. DARKSIDE – Psychic – Other People

10. Crystal Stilts – Nature Noir – Sacred Bones




WOBC Showpaper #1 10/05-10/11

As usual, Oberlin has a bajillion shows coming up this week. Log these down in your iCal.

Friday, October 4

Contemporary Music Ensemble: Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble + eighth blackbird @ Warner Hall, 8 pm

Contemporary chamber music with compositions by Oberlin staff. Oberlin alums started eighth blackbird!







Speedy Ortiz:  Speedy Ortiz (Noho) + Krill (MA) @ The ‘Sco, 10 PM, $3 OCID/$8 W.0

Excellent riffs all around — two bands known for their stage presence.








Saturday, October 5

Guest Recital: Paul Lansky with Ensemble Hammer/Klavier @ Warner Hall, 8 PM

Electronic music pioneer known for unconventional methods

















Clay Rendering: Clay Rendering (NY – Hair Police, Wolf Eyes) + the Nevari Butchers (Dilloway/van Horne) @ Fairchild Chapel, 7 PM

Industrial/drone. Nevari Butchers first show















Holly Herndon: Holly Herndon (CA) + Lazy Magnet (NC) @ The ‘Sco, 10 PM, $3 OCID/$10 W.o

Vocal sampled electronic dance party + lo-fi house warblings









Monday, October 7

Horse Lords : The “Rock Bautumn Tour” (MD) @ 3 Door Studio

Screwy math+psychedelic freak-out









Wednesday, October 9

Staceyann Chin : Staceyann Chin @ Cat in the Cream, 7 PM

Intricate lyrics, spoken word










Today in Pop Workgroup

Hello world! We’d like to introduce ourselves–we are Pop Workgroup.


Pop Workgroup meets in WOBC station HQ twice a week (T+TH 7-8pm) to listen to the music the station receives which is “Pop” songs. All are welcome! We have fun do dancing and make memories that will last our whole lives until we die. This week we added the following CDs to the WOBC Pop Vault.

Tim Kasher – Adult Film (Saddle Creek)

Washed Out – Paracosm (Sub Pop)

Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City (XL)


Jacuzzi Boys – Jacuzzi Boys (Hardly Art)

Porcelain Raft – Permanent Signal (Secretly Canadian)

Ty Segall – Sleeper (Drag City)

No Age – An Object (Sub Pop)

Cloud Control – Dream Cave (Ivy League)


VIA Music & New Media Festival

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.


::Jacques Greene::






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.






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