04.02.2014

Apply for Summer Station Manager and Engineer!

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Dear All,
Are you in Oberlin during the summer? Do you love WOBC and want to be more involved? Are you a student? Consider applying for these positions:
Summer Station Manager: The Summer Station Manager is responsible for organizing summer programming, ensuring compliance with all FCC and station rules, and processing incoming music. Ideal candidates will have an interest in WOBC leadership positions in the future. $2000 stipend included.
Summer Engineer: The Summer Engineer is responsible for maintaining technical equipment and working on technical improvement projects around the station. Ideal candidates will have an interest in WOBC leadership positions in the future. $2000 stipend included.
Please send applications to owobc@oberlin.edu by 11:59 on Sunday (4/6) Night 

 

04.01.2014

GO TO: ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – NATE BOYCE – RONE

Sound & visual power pair Oneohtrix Point Never and Nate Boyce are coming to the ‘Sco April 5th.

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Brooklyn-based electronic sound artist Daniel Lopatin produces trance-like, vapor-wave sounds as his alias Oneohtrix Point Never. His stimulating tunes are reminiscent of a 22nd century orchestra. The culmination of his sounds invokes a reliquary experience, as well as one that is strongly visual. Installation and video artist Nate Boyce often toys with digital spaces and sculptures in his videos, creating imaginary landscapes unbound to any 4D confinements. Boyce will be creating live visuals in conjunction with Lopatin’s sounds. It might be a numbing experience. It might be like stargazing but cooler.

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-SF

03.31.2014

WOBC Showpaper #6 4/1 – 4/7

“SO MUCH”

Tuesday, April 1

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Mac Demarco + Amen Dunes @ The ‘Sco, 10 PM, $6 OCID / $10 WO

Gonna be a weird night.

Senior Recital: Luke Adamson (Cello)
Junior Recital:
Daniel Nitsch (Guitar)

Wednesday, April 2

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Chick Corea + Bela Fleck @ Finney Chapel, 8 PM, SOLD OUT!!

Unique fusion spanning billions of genres. If you don’t know you don’t need to know.

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Gallagher, Johnson, Van Horne + Feltner, Stephen Palke + Guillermo Pizarro @ 3 Door Studio, 9pm, $5

Industrial drone by Pizarro, minimal freaky electronics by Palke + something V experimental from the rest.

Thursday, April 3

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Kendrick Scott Oracle @ Cat in the Cream, 9 PM, Free

Jazz drummer. Subtle, intense, spiritual. Hints of gospel, R+B + soul.

Junior Recital: Virginia McDowell + Hannah Parkins (Oboe + Horn)

Friday, April 4

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Electronic Musc From Osaka: Seiho/Magical Mistakes/And Vice Versa @ Sco, 10 PM, Free w/OCID, $5 WO

Straight from Osaka — sample-heavy freakout dance electronics

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Oberlin Sinfonietta: Timothy Weiss, Conductor @ Warner Hall, 8 PM, Free

Performing Schmitt, Enescu, Mozart, Ligeti. Will be webcast live!!!!

Senior Recital: Hallie Parkins (Cello)
Senior Recital: 
Jacob Hammond (Jazz Piano + Hammond Organ)

Saturday, April 5

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Oneohtrix Point Never w. Nate Royce + Rone @ ‘Sco, 10 PM, $4 OCID / $10 WO

Experimental + noisey w. moments of ethereal bliss. Nate Royce with live visuals.

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Oberlin Chamber Choir + College Orchestra @ Finney Chapel, 8 PM. Free

Performing: Chamberlain, Bloch, Haydn. Solo by Charles Colwell.

Junior Recital: Tim Daniels (Oboe)
Senior Recital:
Gigi Brady (Oboe)
Senior Recital:
Michael Patterson (Tenor)
Senior Recital:
Gabriel Benton (Harpsichord)

Sunday, April 6

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Susan Graham & Bradley Moore @ Finney Chapel, 4PM, Free

Performing: Purcell, Berlioz, Schubert, Schumann, Listz, Tchaikovsky, Duparc, Wolf, Horovitz + Poulenc. Mezzo Soprano + Piano

Senior Recital: Boris Popadiuk (Violincello)
Senior Recital: Daniella Theresa Wilson (Violin)
Senior Recital:
Jennifer Carpenter (Cello)
Junior Recital:
Jieying Zhao (Violin)

 

03.19.2014

PROGRAMMING BREAKS 3/20/14 at 11PM

WOBC U.S.A. LISTEN UP ~~

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Programming will break from 3/20/14 at 8 PM with VIBES AND RESPECT (with electronic director JAW JAM)

It will return 3/31/14 at 10 AM with Democracy Now!

Enjoy your break and try to get some vitamin D !

03.19.2014

MIDTERM MUSIC: VERY FREAKY FOLK

The weather is super sad and so are you. You have like three papers and two tests and you have to leave campus pretty soon.. Here’s some freak-folk to get you through the rough times.

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The Tower Recordings – Q Delmak 

90s bedroom folk. includes members of mv + ee. almost trip-hop, but instead stripped, subtly rhythmic and lo-fi. loses it’s own place towards the end and tapers out with an ambient/noisey outro. 

Lau Nau – Painovoimaa, valoa

for those who like grimes’s baby voice, imagine it desolate and fuzzy in an open field. add weird assortment of instruments, both traditional and outlandish and oh yeah everything is in Finnish too.

Espers – Rosemary Lane

Philly psych folk. this album, the weed tree, is comprised of covers of the likes of blue oyster cult and nico. this one covers Burt Jansch and takes his loopy picking to a synthesized fantasy realm. kinda nerdy but i don’t mind.

Fursaxa – Sunhead Bowed

not as overdubbed as most of her vocal performances, yet still quite powerful. acid folk from PA. despite a lack of instruments, this song is able to build an intense and dynamic wall of sound. it never gets too loud, but it feels very loud.

Palace Music – Viva Ultra

bonny is the ultimate pro of strategically creating nostalgic AND foreign melody with little material. everything here is necessary and nothing more.

-AK

03.17.2014

SHOW OF THE WEEK : GROOVE THEORY

JUST LIKE WZAK

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name and time of show:

Groove Theory, Tuesdays 2AM-3AM

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sample playlist:
- Afro Blue – Robert Glasper, Erykah Badu

- Slowly Surely – Jill Scott

- Keep Tryin’ – Groove Theory

- Temptation – Destiny’s Child

- Diary – Alicia Keys, Tony! Toni! Toné, Jermaine Paul

- Say Yes – Floetry

- With You – Marsha Amrbosius

- I n I – Amel Larrieux

- Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder) – Maxwell

- Halfcrazy – Musiq

- Makeda – Les Nubians

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your show in three words:
Grooves With Feeling
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if you had to listen to one song forever what would it be?:
It’d probably be For Real by Amel Larrieux.
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ideal setting to hear your show?:
Late night/musing/alone or with one or two other people
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what are some other theories you like?:
Not sure if I’m misinterpreting this question but I’ve been really into early 1970s house music (Warehouse Club in Chicago, Frankie Knuckles-era, etc) and how it made house into its own form of dance
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your fav wobc show:
Pause… Queer Rap & Hip Hop (Ed note: Sat, 1 AM)
03.17.2014

WOBC’s CMJ Top Ten Playlist 3/17/14

ANGEL OLSEN IS SO MOSTLY PLAYED RIGHT NOW

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1. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

2. Mac Demarco – Salad Days

3.  Liars – Mess

 4. Perfect Pussy – I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling

5.  Real Estate – Atlas

6. Julie Byrne – Rooms with Walls and Windows

7. St. Vincent – St. Vincent

8. Ava Luna – Electric Balloon

9. Swans – To Be Kind

10. Future Islands – Singles

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