Great Cover Debate Pt. 1

Tomorrow” : The Durutti Column vs. Espers

Winner: The Durutti Column

Not a clear win by any means, but The Durutti Column‘s original version is flawless. The intro seems to drag on forever, but it totally works. Sort of goes by the idea of just enough, no more + no less; sparse strings, sparse vocals + the overall being deserted on your honeymoon in a cabana vibe. Compare this to Espers‘s take — the wind pipe or whatever… very nice. Psychedelic, airy, but a bit too “emotional”. I prefer the original — super melancholic but not too burnt about it. That said, the wooden chimes at the end are pretty cool too.


WOBC Showpaper #3 11/4 – 11/12

SO much coming up ! 11/12 looks especially promising..

Tuesday, November 5



Cat in the Cream Open Mic : @ Cat in the Cream, 8 PM, free

Come at 7:30 to perform, 8:00 to hear an assortment of Obie acts!

Friday, November 8


Stereocure Fall Tour Finale : Novelty Daughter, Kuh-Lida, THiNK @ ASK FOR ADDRESS, 9 PM

No way to describe all these artists — see it 2 believe it

Saturday, November 9



Don GK’s Flight to Brazil : @ Slow Train, 9 PM, free

“Bossa Nova, samba, Tropicalia, and Choro” — I like all of these things

Sunday, November 10



Dope Body: Dope Body + Raspberry Bulbs @ The ‘Sco, 10 PM, $3 OCID/$10 W.O

Super energetic punk metal noise RAWWHHHK

Tuesday, November 12



Keith Rowe Residency : Keith Rowe @ Fairchild Chapel, 8 PM, FREE

Prepared guitar, endless improvisations, surprising instruments



Mutual Benefit : Mutual Benefit, Countless Others, Dear Commonwealth + 10HL @ 3 Door Studio, 8 PM, Donations Recommended

Ultra-satisfying DIY :  a lil twee, a lil psychedelic, a lot of harmonies



Os Mutantes : Os Mutantes + Capsula @ The ‘Sco, 10 PM, $5 OCID/$12 W.O

NOT TO BE MISSED; legendary Brazilian feel-good, sounds-good, dances-good music!!

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Folk Workgroup Guest Post: Dream River – Bill Callahan


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.


–Noteworthy Trax —

* The Sing *

* Javelin Unlanding *

* Spring *

Drag City


WOBC’s Top 10 CMJ Playlist 11/4/13




1. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven

2. Drake – Nothing Was The Same Again

3. Tim Hecker – Virgins

4. Danny Brown – Old

5. DJ Rashad – Double Cup

6. Braids – Flourish//Perish

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

8. Ryan Hemsworth – Guilt Trip

9. Bonobo – The North Borders

10. DARKSIDE – Psychic



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!
Please send your application to 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

Live From Studio B 1

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.


Tune in next week on Sunday at 1PM!

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