Here’s some of what the WOBC staff is listening to this week:
Brian Becker, station manager: LARRY HEARD PRESENTS MR. WHITE The Sun Can’t Compare
Arielle Edelman, program director: TETA LANDO Muato Wa N’gingila
a social-justice oriented musician from angola. i got the song from a larger compilation of 60s african garage rock called cazumbi, which i would highly recommend! real jangly n nice.
Ryan Caruso, engineer: SEIGE Conform
Aaron Braun, treasurer: THE RAINCOATS Fairytale in the Supermarket
Nick Plett, assistant engineer: THE BEETS You Don’t Want the Kids to Be Dead
Harlee Ludwig, pop: VANITY 6 Nasty Girl
Prince created this. ‘Nuff said.
Emily Schkolnick, vinyl: RICHARD AND MIMI FARINA Mainline Prosperity Blues
Mark Mortiz-Rabson, metal: INTER ARMA The Survival Fires
Atmospheric, blackened death/doom from Richmond, VA. Reminiscent of Ulcerate.
Madeline Meyer, punk: THE SPITS All I Want
Jack Lazar, hip hop: OG DUTCH MASTER Raw Dope
Been listening to this all week. The sample is “Every Single Night” by Fiona Apple — I love imagining these guys bumpin’ Fiona Apple in the lab.
Cole Evelev, traffic director: JASON HOGANS Warmfuzzy
Emily Weber, promotions: EKOPLEKZ Dead Escalator Suite
Eve Peyser-Sappol, promotions: THE TEMPTATIONS Fiddler on the Roof Medley
I’ve been obsessed with this mix my dad’s friend, David Suisman (former WFMU DJ/history professor), gave him called “Black Sabbath,” which is a compilation of black musicians covering Jewish songs. Out of all the song on Black Sabbath, I think this one has the most ‘insane’ mix of sounds. To listen to more weird songs, listen to my radio show, Beer in my Bed, Thursdays noon-1pm on WOBC. xox, Eve
Amanda Mummery, outreach: AL STEWART In Brooklyn
Alex Tell, webmaster: ELIZABETH COTTEN Shake Sugaree
Sophie Kazis, news: X-RAY SPEX Germ Free Adolescents
stay tuned for more staff playlists to come.
Come check out The ‘Sco TONIGHT, Tuesday March 12, for two killer acts:
>>CULT OF YOUTH<<2k13 neo-folk post-punk rockers from Brooklyn, NY. Record on Sacred Bones alongside The Men, Amen Dunes, Psychic Ills, and Zola Jesus. These guys have a new take on folk-punk in the 21st century, incorporating a sinister darkness with catchy, melancholy folk riffs. Vox like Calvin Johnson or Swan's Michael Gira. These guys are on the rise so don't miss out!Have a listen
a special performance from
$3 w/ OCID // $7 w/out
This blog post spotlights Cheap Thrills with DJ Emmylou, which is currently in its third installment.
How would you describe the overall sound and vibe of your show?
DJE: I have my limbs straddling about a dozen musical thresholds when I plan a show. I am enamored by so many different types of music–psychedelic rock, old folk standards, shoegaze, 90s grunge, proto-punk… the list goes on. So I have never felt comfortable devoting a show to one single genre or sound. Instead of taking that programming route, my shows, to be unintentionally vague, are based around a centering “vibe.” When I plan Cheap Thrills every week, I work off of viscera that music can make almost tangible. That might sounds pretentious or like a cop-out, but that’s truly the case. My shows have coherence, but not necessarily stylistic coherence.
What do you like best about having a weekly radio show and about radio in general?
DJE: Having a radio show has been a great creative and emotional outlet for me. Planning and putting on a show have always proved cathartic activities, and I like the idea of creating a product with the audience (listener) in mind. Working with WOBC has been a highlight of my time at Oberlin. Being involved with the station has given me an appreciation for radio–as a medium of expression, resistance, information–that I never could have imagined prior.
What is your wildest dream?
DJE: Recently I’ve been fantasizing a lot about the Sistine Chapel (I’ve never been). I’ve been fantasizing about Jimi Hendrix for a long time now. So I guess a crazy dream of mine would be to live in the Sistine Chapel as Jimi’s wife. We would take over The Vatican and replace Catholicism with some sort of magical/witchy religion vaguely resembling Wicca, with Hecate as its primary deity. Our daughter would be named Lillith, and Axis: Bold as Love our mantra. Continue reading Featured Show: Cheap Thrills with DJ Emmylou
Hello Oberlin! This semester WOBC’s outreach coordinators are hosting a weekly radio program, Within Reach, every Saturday from 5-6 pm. This hour is dedicated to the voices, stories and opinions of members of our immediate and greater community. We hope to provide a platform for creative and empowering self-expression and an opportunity for those with or without previous radio experience to get onto the airwaves.
Our community radio station is a valuable and powerful resource and we aim to make involvement with WOBC as open and accessible as possible. We are also interested in hearing your ideas about how WOBC can further serve and enrich our community. If you have a story to tell, music to play or an issue/idea to discuss we’d love to hear from you! We would also love to show you around the station and chat about all things radio and beyond. Participants of all ages and abilities are encouraged, from 0 – 100 +, just contact us at email@example.com.
Tomorrow, Thursday March 7th, at 7pm in King 106 there will be a screening of 2012 documentary Wildness followed by a Q&A with filmmaker and artist Wu Tsang.
“Rooted in the tropical underground of Los Angeles nightlife, WILDNESS is a documentary portrait of the Silver Platter, a historic bar in the MacArthur Park area that has been home for Latin/LBGT immigrant communities since 1963. With a magical-realist flourish, the bar itself becomes a character, narrating what happens when a group of young artists create a weekly performance art/dance party (organized by director Wu Tsang and DJs NGUZUNGUZU & Total Freedom) called Wildness, which explodes into creativity and conflict. What does “safe space” mean, and who needs it? And how does it differ among us? At the Silver Platter, the search for answers to these questions creates coalitions across generations.”
Among other things this is a film about the idea of “safe spaces”, gentrification, and what happens when two worlds overlap and collide. In light of everything that has been happening in our community this year, hopefully this film will add some perspective.
The Top 30 is a weekly section of the WOBC blog where we highlight the 30 most-played new albums each week. Check out what our DJs are spinning!
1 NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS Push The Sky Away
2 SONIC YOUTH Smart Bar Chicago 1985
3 NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE Psychedelic Pill
4 GROUPER The Man Who Died In His Boat
5 DAVID BOWIE “Where Are We Now?” [Single]
6 ACTRESS Silver Cloud
7 MOGWAI Les Revenants
8 EKOPLEKZ Devesham Dub
9 TRUS’ME Treat Me Right
10 813 Recolor [EP]
11 PAT METHENY Orchestrion
12 FLYING LOTUS Until The Quiet Comes
13 TAME IMPALA Lonerism
14 HOW TO DRESS WELL Total Loss
15 JONNY GREENWOOD The Master: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
16 SUFJAN STEVENS Silver And Gold Asthmatic Kitty
17 CRYSTAL CASTLES III
18 TAYLOR SWIFT Red
19 MATMOS The Marriage Of True Minds
20 MY BLOODY VALENTINE MBV
21 TYVEK On Triple Beams
22 DANIEL BACHMAN Seven Pines
23 ROBERT TURMAN Beyond Painting
24 MILK MUSIC Cruise Your Illusion
25 ICEAGE You’re Nothing
26 GUIDED BY VOICES The Bears For Lunch
27 OMAR-S Triangulum Australe
28 SKIP SKIP BEN BEN Sacrifice Mountain Hills
29 LEVON VINCENT Rainstorm II
30 EL PERRO DEL MAR The Pale Fire