New Oberlin-Centric Late-Night Show Features Student Comedians

New Oberlin-Centric Late-Night Show Features Student Comedians

Daniel Cramer & Zoe Kushlefsky
February 20, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

In case you haven’t heard from one of your folk music–loving friends or seen them hanging out at The Local drinking coffee and eating bagels, Punch Brothers are back in town. The American experimental folk... Read more »

On the Record with Keith Myers of Dear White People

On the Record with Keith Myers of Dear White People

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Wednesday night, the Apollo Theatre screened Justin Simien’s lauded satirical drama Dear White People, which focuses on the experiences of Black students at an Ivy League university. The Review spoke on the phone with Keith Myers, who played the relatively small but crucial role... Read more »

New Smoke + Mirrors Album Fails to Ignite Radioactive Spark

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

American rock band Imagine Dragons’ freshly released sophomore LP would make an appropriate soundtrack for any Showtime TV melodrama. However, aside from making for some decent background music, Smoke + Mirrors’ decidedly mainstream vibe fails to rekindle much of the “radioactive” spark... Read more »

Conservatory Musicians Shine in Danenberg Recital Series

Conservatory Musicians Shine in Danenberg Recital Series

Colin Roshak, Staff Writer
February 20, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Some of the Conservatory’s most accomplished performers treated audience members to masterworks of the Western canon juxtaposed with bold contemporary compositions at the Danenberg Recital this past weekend.... Read more »

Talk Underscores Intersection of Political Activism, World Music

Talk Underscores Intersection of Political Activism, World Music

Aviva Blonder, Staff Writer
February 20, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features

Aviva Blonder Staff Writer Rebekah Moore was still getting used to speaking in English again at her talk this past Monday, “Music and Activism and Ethnomusicology in Action: Lessons from the Field.” At the talk, Moore discussed her work in Indonesia over the past six years... Read more »

Jurassic 5 Founder Fails to Win Over Audience with Dreary Set

Jurassic 5 Founder Fails to Win Over Audience with Dreary Set

Jack Reynolds
February 20, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Hip-hop hearts were broken upon lauded lyricist and Jurassic 5 founder Chali 2na’s appearance at the ’Sco on Valentine’s Eve. 2na was phantasmal, retreating backstage for periods that reached 15 minutes... Read more »

‘Rotten’ Flick Features Last Farley Appearance

February 20, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Nate Levinson Columnist This column is the first in a series that will review movies that receive the dubious distinction of an under-20 percent rating on the Tomatometer on rottentomatoes.com: the movies we love that the critics didn’t. This week I turn my attention... Read more »

’Round Midnight Alumni Provide Idiosyncratic Sound

Nicolas Vigilante
February 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Matt Young and Gene Fukui, both OC ’14 and better known as TWINKIDS, demolished barriers of genre at a house show in Oberlin this past Friday, Feb. 6. Their enigmatic set recalled everything from Kaskade to Simon & Garfunkel. TWINKIDS represent a conglomeration of Fukui’s and Young’s individual... Read more »

Render to Portray Apocalyptic Theory through Dance

Mohit Dubey
February 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance

Render, a senior dance concert, will include multimedia forms in its exploration of everything from humankind’s growing reliance on technology to the final demise of the universe. The show will shed light on concepts of permanence and impermanence through artistic experimentation this Friday... Read more »

The Epicurean: Procuring the Perfect Taco

Matt Segall, Column
February 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS

This week we’re taking a break from snowy Ohio to explore California’s epicurean landscape.   ... Read more »

Despite Technical Difficulties, Burnett’s Set Proves Successful

Despite Technical Difficulties, Burnett’s Set Proves Successful

Samuel Rueckert
February 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Slow Train’s live sound is not equal in quality to its coffee, but College senior Autumn Burnett’s song-writing talent shone through at her Saturday night performance despite technical issues. Minutes before performing,... Read more »

Devoted Crowd Flocks to Mick Jenkins’s Raucous Underground Concert

Jake Frankenfield
February 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Content warning: This article contains a racial slur printed in full. The word is part of an artist’s stage name. Mick Jenkins’ most recent record, the widely acclaimed The Waters, is known for its submerged, atmospheric production and intricate wordplay. Hailed as one of the... Read more »