For this week’s Show of the Week, we turned to the Real Nitty Gritty, a rockin’ show hosted by duo Tania and Thomas.
Here’s what they had to say:
1. How would you describe yourselves?
Thomas: a howlin’ rock and roll werewolf
Tania: the Devil Bat’s daughter
2. How would you describe the show?
60 minutes of the True rock and roll hoodoo, the vinyl voodoo, the hip shakin’ nerves a quakin’ primitive spew, the untamed and the unhinged — all the way from us to you
3. What inspires you to do your show?
4. What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Seeing as it’s Sunday: Archie Brownlee and The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi
5. What is your favorite show on WOBC?
Cuttin a Rug at the Proto Punk Party Place (Cruddy Holly)
6. Favorite foods?
“The Greasy Chicken” and “Bacon Fat”
7. Favorite holidays?
8. Final thoughts?
the zoommeratin alphabet
Be sure to check out The Real Nitty Gritty on WOBC, Tuesdays at 10 PM.
An action-packed weekend of musical events is coming up this weekend in Oberlin. On Friday night at the Sco, Genesis P-Orridge of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV (pictured above) will be performing accompanied by Oberlin’s own Aaron Dilloway (!!!). An opening set will be performed by Robert Turman (former member of Non). In addition to the show, Genesis will present their lecture in Mudd 050 entitled “Breaking Sex” Saturday at 4 PM. More information can be found here
Saturday night Traxman and Deejay Manny perform at the Sco. Footwork music’s been popular on the airwaves this year, and these two guys are some of the best in the game. This one is not to be missed! Free for students, $5 for non-students. More information here
>>>>>>>>>THIS IS GOING TO BE SICK. BE THERE.
On Sunday, the Feve will be transported back to the 60s during the Scopitone Party. Scopitones were 16mm film jukebox machines used mainly in Europe in the 1960’s and were the precursor of music videos. Lots of Goofy Rock and Roll, Go-Go Dancing, French Pop Ye-Ye, and more. Free.
The cover band showcase was great. Not only was it fun, but the bands seemed to have genuinely put some work into actually sounding good. I can’t say I had any favorites, but the Shakira cover band, Shakir A’neal sounded awesome.
After the show, I caught up with lead singer, Carla, and lead Guitarist, Maxim, and asked them a few cover band related questions:
Why did you choose to cover Shakira and how did the band name come about?
Max and Carla were sitting out in wilder bowl, postponing our midterm studying, and as soon as we started talking about the cover band show case, we immediately thought of Shakira. We knew the energy was right. There were really no other options, just Shakira. It was perfect. We asked a few passerby if they’d be in the band. None of them ended up in the band. But they were all extremely interested.
The band name is just a hybrid between Shakira and Shaquille O’neal. There’s really not much to it.
What songs did you cover and why did you pick those particular songs?
We covered “Wherever, Whenever,” the Spanish version of “Objection (Tango),” and “Hips Don’t Lie,” which medley-ed into “Underneath Your Clothes.” The first song was a given. For the second song, we thought it was necessary to do a true Spanish ballad, given that our singer was well versed in Spanish, and Shakira herself is practically fluent. “Hips Don’t Lie” was a crowd pleaser. And then Max was hanging with a Shakira fan late into the night at Tank, and she expressed the need for “Underneath Your Clothes.”
What was your general impression of the cover band showcase and how did you feel about your performance?
Wow! Wow! Wow! We wished that we could be more aggressive in the venue, but given the floor was nearly breaking, we understood that this wasn’t an option. Other bands were great. [We] couldn’t hear any vocalists. Maroon Four killed it. We really messed up “Hips Don’t Lie,” but the crowd was too drunk to care, so that was awesome.
Will we see Shakir A’neal again?
You’ll definitely see us hanging out on campus. And we might not all be together again, but individually you’ll definitely see us.