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 MY BLOODY VALENTINE MBV 2 YO LA TENGO Fade 3 NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE Psychedelic Pill 4 SONIC YOUTH Smart Bar Chicago 1985 5 DINOSAUR JR. I Bet On Sky 6 ICEAGE You’re Nothing 7 BRIAN ENO Lux 8 CS YEH Transitions 9 TIMES NEW VIKING Over And Over [EP] 10 BRANDY Two Eleven 11 THEE OH SEES Putrifiers II 12 BOB DYLAN Tempest 13 GUIDED BY VOICES The Bears For Lunch 14 PERE UBU Lady From Shanghai 15 JONNY GREENWOOD The Master: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 16 NEW ORDER Lost Sirens 17 KINGDOM VIP Edition Fade to Mind 18 TAYLOR SWIFT Red 19 PETE SEEGER Pete Remembers Woody 20 THOMAS NEWMAN Skyfall 21 TORO Y MOI Anything In Return 22 CAT POWER Sun 23 EELS Wonderful, Glorious 24 RHYS CHATHAM Reve Parisien 25 AARON DILLOWAY After The Showers 26 TYVEK On Triple Beams 27 SCOTT WALKER Bish Bosch 28 PRURIENT Through The Window 29 AUTRE NE VEUT Anxiety 30 SKY FERREIRA Ghost
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.