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.
Stainless Staining [EP] // Lisa Moore // Cantaloupe — Resonant, entrancing piano music by an Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy, augmented with samples of G# overtones. [soundcloud]
Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, books 1-4 // Ronald Brautigam, Mendelssohn // BIS — Sensitive performances of early Romantic-era miniatures for solo piano, played on a historical instrument.
Norwegian Woods OST // Jonny Greenwood // Nonesuch — Radiohead guitarist would be doing pretty well for himself even if he just wrote movie soundtracks.
Johannes Brahms: The Complete Trios // Smetana Trio (w/ Premysl Vojta, Ludmila Peterkova) // Supraphon — This Czech trio brings it.
Where [we] Live // Sō Percussion // Cantaloupe — Album realization of a Kickstarter-backed, collaborative, multi-media performance exploring concept of ‘home': toy percussion instruments, spoken word, singing, electronics — the works. Based on this trailer, looks like ambitious stuff. Performance has already premiered at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, with future performance during the BAM Next Wave Festival in Brooklyn, December 19-22. [soundcloud]
Heavy// ETHEL // Innova — Adventurous, rock-solid contemporary string quartet playing. Includes Don Byron’s ‘Four Thoughts on Marvin Gaye’ and works by Julia Wolfe and David Lang. [streaming on ETHEL website]