Folk Workgroup Guest Post: Dream River – Bill Callahan

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Bill Callahan. What a man. He gives us inspiration. He feeds us our bread and butter. Perfect for setting an intimate mood for conversation, pondering about life, or just crying. His melodic voice mellows us into a depressive state, reminiscent of Leonard Cohen’s older moods, before he fell in love with the shifty francophone lifestyle. Billy’s congas and classic use of the Wurlitzer coupled with his soothing, earl grey tea-vocals add a unique undertone to his melancholia. If you’ve heard of Sam Amidon but felt that it made you want to cry your eyes out and your eyes ran dry, try Bill Callahan. Billy straddles the fence between depression and utter bliss.

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–Noteworthy Trax —

* The Sing *

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96xpXS3hbec

* Javelin Unlanding *

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N40Qp_VKG8

* Spring *

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwduqHbBAN8

Drag City

Discogs

WOBC’s Top 10 CMJ Playlist 11/4/13

 

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BEHOLD : THE TOP TEN NEW MOST PLAYED ALBUMS ON WOBC.

1. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvDzaQOSZ3E

2. Drake – Nothing Was The Same Again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukCyt47eIkA

3. Tim Hecker – Virgins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oClZk2GBYTA

4. Danny Brown – Old

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0boHcBFSR0

5. DJ Rashad – Double Cup

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzEK5Z9ALU8

6. Braids – Flourish//Perish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xk-s4fCCwc

7. Shannon + The Clams – Dreams in the Rat House

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVXa-KNcZ04

8. Ryan Hemsworth – Guilt Trip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7Fc9FIdEsE

9. Bonobo – The North Borders

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFSGQZVsBJA

10. DARKSIDE – Psychic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8NaWT0WvEE

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APPLY to play in the cover band showcase by 11.08.13

Do you like playing in bands that play songs that other bands wrote?
Do you have a hankering to dress up like Elton John and serenade your crush with “Candle in the Wind”?
Do you know all the words to Abba’s greatest hits? (Ed. Note: This idea is taken)
Be part of the WOBC cover band showcase!
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Please send your application to owobc@oberlin.edu with:
  • Name of band
  • Band members (anyone can sign up!)
  • 3-4 songs
You have until 11.08.13 to sign up!!
Showcase will be held the weekend before Thanksgiving

WOBC- Live From Studio B 004- Cereal Banter

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WOBC is proud to present the fourth episode in the Live From Studio B series- Cereal Banter!

Download this set and more on the Live From Studio B mediafire page Here.

https://vimeo.com/77187180

https://vimeo.com/77188239

https://vimeo.com/77187180

 

Tune in next week on Sunday at 1PM!

WOBC Showpaper #2 10/12-10/18

“Never missing a show again since 2013”

Thursday, October 10

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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

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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

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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)

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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!

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

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

Sunday, October 13

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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

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

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

Radiolab Live!

On October 5th, Radiolab came to Cleveland’s State Theatre with the live show Apocalyptical—a blend of science, music, visuals, and life-size dinosaur puppets. The theme of the show was endings: they covered subjects from the end of the reign of reptiles on Earth to facing the end of life with Parkinson’s disease. Radiolab, a WNYC radio show and podcast, is the project of Oberlin (and WOBC!) alumni Jad Abumrad (’95) and Robert Krulwich (’69). Their infectious storytelling powers attracted an audience consisting of about 98% old people and 2% Oberlin students.

Somehow this bullet being shot through water has something to do with dinosaur extinction.
Somehow this bullet being shot through water has something to do with dinosaur extinction.  Jad explained it better than I ever could. Photo courtesy of Yvette Chen.

 

Accompanying Jad and Robert were comedian Ophira Eisenberg, Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, On Fillmore bassist Darin Gray, and guitarist Sarah Lipstate. The musicians definitely captured that signature smooth soundscape of a traditional Radiolab episode, while adding their individual flairs (seriously though, have you seen Glenn Kotche’s setup????). Ophira Eisenberg made a lot of jokes about her name.

If you haven’t checked out Radiolab yet, you can find their podcasts here.

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