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//WOBC Featured on MTVU’s College Radio Countdown

WOBC was recently featured on MTU’s College Radio Countdown. The Board was asked to prepare a 1 minute video and a 10-song playlist that represented an aspect of the station. The Board took this request and created a super-weird response.

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Check it out here: WOBC ON MTVU

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Special thanks to Sophie H. and Casey S. for working overtime to make this beauty and to Meg + MTVU for thinkin of us 🙂

Who is DJ Spanish Fly?



Danny Brown + DJ Spanish Fly

Friday the 13th – 12/13/13

10 PM @ The ‘Sco

Dj Spanish Fly didn’t invent gangster rap, but when you go back to the early 80’s and double-check who was pumping 808’s MAD GRIMeY and whose flow was MAD SLoW, he’s at the top of the list. Most well-known for his association with Three 6 Mafia, Spanish Fly’s style has remained the same over time, unstifled by changing fads. His rhymes are creepy, smooth, stoned slow and sly. Spanish Fly still has a slot on Memphis’s Hot 107.1 , recently released a new mixtape and has started touring in various cities across the country.

RBMA:Yeah it seems like that kind of Memphis energy has spread a lot over the past two decades.

SPANISH FLY:Yeah, all over the world, and that’s what I be proud about. I’ll be sitting back laughing every time I hear Drumma [Boy] do something with Drake or [DJ] Paul [of Three 6 Mafia] do something or [Yo] Gotti do something, because it’s just an accomplishment, man. (RBMA)

SPFlyMainWanna win a pair of tickets to see DJ Spanish Fly open for Danny Brown? Olivia S.’s show “We are Floating in Space” will give away a pair at Thursday at 5 AM. Here is what Olivia says about Dj Spanish Fly:

“DJ Spanish Fly reminds me of one of the first friends I made in high school…we would always listen to music together; we both liked music from the south, though I was more into Southern rock/blues while he liked Southern hip hop.  There were artists I knew like Lil Jon and Organized Noize, but I remember him also playing stuff I hadn’t heard before at the time like DJ Spanish Fly…for whatever especially loved the obscure track “Alright” off the A.B.C.D.E. album, and I couldn’t help but think back to that and smile when I heard about the show this Friday.  I’ve since explored more by DJ Spanish fly and can appreciate the simplicity and directness of his music/have much respect for the influence that he had on a lot of the hip hop coming out of Memphis during the 80s-90s.  ”


Dj Spanish Fly’s Facebook Page

Dj Spanish Fly’s Soundcloud


Everybody’s favorite Brazilian psychedelic tropcalia-punk band OS MUTANTES is coming to the ‘Sco tomorrow night!


Os Mutantes + Capsula

10 PM

The ‘Sco

$5 OC ID / $12 WO

WOBC was very lucky to give away two pairs of tickets to the show. DJs that gave away the tickets wrote a lil somethin’ bout their favorite Os Mutantes song to get ready for the show:

“Deculpe, babe” … a song I first heard the summer after 10th grade. I was very sad that summer, listening almost exclusively to the Velvet Underground and Yo La Tengo. Walking by the train tracks at dusk, trying to teach myself to whistle and be “ok on my own”. It was relatively fruitless, but that’s hard to tell when you’re ****** all the time. Then I found this song. A friend showed it to me. I lay down with my hands behind my head and closed me eyes. It was late at night. The words were sweet and sonorous, but the energy was sweeter. Have you ever watched that movie Enter the Void? When I listened to this song, the vinyl crackling hypnotically behind the rhythms, the guitar line drifting fluidly through my brain, I felt like what happens in that movie. Except it wasn’t fucked up or tragic or depressing or scary. It was peaceful, sublime, transcendent. It was a release, a solace, a sensual bliss that seemed to dissipate my sorrows from right before my eyes, like when you wake up startled and confused and wipe the crusty film that formed while you slept from your eyes. My depression was the film; “Desculpe, babe” was the hand smearing the film away. – Plett

My favorite Os Mutantes song is “Que Tem Medo de Brincar de Amor”, from their 1970 album “A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado.” It’s a perfect mix of Os Mutantes’  psychedelic rock sound and a more pop-rock, Beach Boys-influenced sound, in terms of its usage of various sound effects (a la “You Still Believe in Me” and many of the other tracks on “Pet Sounds”) and the California-esque accent that Rita Lee takes on at various points throughout the track. – Melissa 

The burst of manic laughter that begins A Minha Menina is the perfect way to start a song that sounds sort the Black Lips if they had been playing in the 60’s… and were Brazilian. So maybe not that much like the Black Lips after all. But that same sense of a wild good time is there. A Minha Menina (My Girl) is a song for those days when nothing gets done, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.-Alex


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

VIA Music & New Media Festival

Congratulations to Oberlin College third-year, Casey Silverstein on winning our online giveaway and snagging a pair of free weekend passes to VIA Music & New Media festival this weekend in Pittsburgh!

In its fourth year, VIA festival is an annual week-long celebration of people who are defining what’s next in music, art, and culture. Starting today, Oct. 1st, and ending on Oct. 6, VIA will feature performances, screenings, video game installations, 3D body scans and more. The lineup includes some great acts – some of whom have recently played shows in Oberlin including Slava, Container, Unicorn Hard-On, Richard Pinhas, and Aaron Dilloway.


Check out some tracks from VIA artists below and head to for more information.


::Jacques Greene::






VIA Festival will also feature work from visual and performance artists such as Casey Jane Ellison, LaTurbo Avedon, and many more. So if you’re looking to get out of town/looking for a good time/ looking for an excuse to go to Pittsburgh, grab some friends and head out to VIA. You can buy tickets here.






Bill Callahan live at Oberlin + ticket giveaways

This Saturday, May 4th, American folk master-songwriter Bill Callahan (formerly of (SMOG)) will be gracing The ‘Sco’s stage. The appearance will be his first in years and Callahan will be debuting songs to be released on an upcoming album on Drag City Records. Tickets are still available at the Wilder desk ($7 with OCID, $20 without) and at but they are going fast so be sure to pick one up soon if you want to attend the concert. Doors are at 10PM and tap dancer Flat Foot is opening. WOBC is giving away 5 pairs of tickets this week at the following times (included are short anecdotes each participating DJ contributed):

Creep-o-Rama, 8PM Tuesday

after obsessively listening to bill callahans music for a few years, i went to a concert my senior year of high school and, by lurking around the venue after the show was over, got to meet him and talk to him for a bit. Probably the best moment of my 17 years of life.

You Are Invited, 2AM Friday

when I graduated from high school a teacher that I was really tight with gave me a CD with “Riding for the Feeling” on it. It’s a sad song about leaving people & it makes me think about leaving high school and this teacher that was a really important dude for me. I love that song

hobo deli, 2PM Friday

i heard “to be of use” once playing from the window of someone’s room on north pleasant street and it made me cry and i could never figure out what song it was but i thought it was one of the most beautiful songs i had ever heard and it drove me crazy for a couple months so on the radio i described it and someone finally called in and told me what it was and it was a rando person listening we ended up hanging out and i was very sad at the time but we went to blue sky and got chocolate malted shakes it was very strange that was last year kinda the end of winter but i ended up listening to smog all the time through the summer until everyone i lived with wanted to kill me except john michael cause he was so into it. i decided i wanted to make amends with people id hurt and lost touch with like friends, enemies etc. so i sent them all smog songs. mostly i break horses or blood red bird or one find morning or baby’s breath, i was also obsessed with the apocalypse a little (pre december 2012) and realized that bill callahan’s latest album was called apocalypse and didnt really stop listening to it for about half a year. i also have a big crush on him, but thats fairly uninteresting.

Victory Lap, 3PM Friday

Bill Callahan’s music is inseparable from my experience of freshman year at Oberlin. Between the Wilder Desk, WOBC, the speakers in decafe, and my own room, Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle still stands as a major component of the soundtrack to my first year in Oberlin. Though perhaps his music doesn’t play as often as it did then in Oberlin, one thing that has remained consistent over four years is the rumor that “Bill Callahan is coming.” I’m glad it’s finally happening.

Kold Kutz, 9PM Friday

Bill Callahan has been one of my favorite artists since I first heard “Knock Knock” when I was 13. I bought every Smog album, became a little obsessed with him, and I remember writing an article about him for the school paper as a high school freshman. I still listen to all of those albums consistently, as well as his more recent stuff as Bill Callahan. Having missed a couple opportunities to see him in the past, i’m really excited about this show.