Little Fest to Celebrate Oberlin Musical Talent

Little Fest to Celebrate Oberlin Musical Talent

Jake Frankenfield
May 8, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

This Commencement weekend — May 22 and May 23 — the second annual Little Fest will take over Oberlin. According to event organizers Jake Rivas, OC ’14, and College senior Mark Moritz-Rabson, Little Fest is “the biggest and only independent music festival to be held in Oberlin.” “It’s... Read more »

Oberlin Tradition Thrives in Musical Union Show

Oberlin Tradition Thrives in Musical Union Show

Sam Rueckert, Staff Writer
May 8, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

The Oberlin Musical Union, an impressive combination of College Choir members and Voice majors, as well as other community members and College vocalists, has been an Oberlin tradition for 178 years. Their Sunday Concert... Read more »

Sinfonietta Performs 20th-, 21st-Century Pieces

Colin Roshak, Staff Writer
May 8, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

After a year of memorable performances, the Conservatory’s Sinfonietta ensemble concluded with an inspiring and varied program directed by Timothy Weiss this past week. The concert began with a piece titled “Planos” by the Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas which was scored for piano, clarinet,... Read more »

Pile Outshines Palm, Offers Sincere Take on Rock and Roll

Owen Harrington
May 1, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Pile provided Oberlin with a much-needed dose of sincere rock and roll this past Thursday at the ’Sco. The Allston, MA-based band, an oft-cited influence for many other alternative rock bands of today — including Krill, who played at Oberlin last semester — has received lots of attention recently... Read more »

Downtown Boys to Emphasize Political Themes with Multilingual Lyrics

Andrés Gonzalez
May 1, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, Uncategorized

Who are the Downtown Boys? In the lead-up to their performance tonight at the ’Sco, many Oberlin students have surely asked this question. As friend of the band and member of New York hardcore outfit Nine of Swords Jack Tomascak succinctly said in a conversation with the Review, “Downtown... Read more »

Newly Formed Band Draws on Glam Rock, Punk

Bri DiMonda
May 1, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

This past Monday night at the ’Sco, Ex Hex delivered a set that excited attendees despite the fact that it was on a school night. The Washington, D.C., garage-pop trio features guitarist and singer Mary Timony, bassist and singer Betsy Wright and drummer Laura Harris. The musicians began playing together... Read more »

Kimya Dawson, 10 String Symphony Among Folk Fest Headliners

Sam Rueckert, Staff Writer
May 1, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

“It’s going to be a jampacked weekend,” said double-degree junior Kirk Pearson of the Annual Oberlin Spring Folk Festival, which will occur for the 17th time this weekend. Pearson, one of the organizers and performers of the festival, said that on May 1 and 2, national and local acts will play... Read more »

Mälkki, Denk Debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in Finney Chapel

Mälkki, Denk Debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in Finney Chapel

Jeremy Reynolds, Staff Writer
May 1, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Embracing her Finnish roots, Susanna Mälkki opened last Friday’s installment of the Artist Recital Series by conducting the Cleveland Orchestra in legendary Finnish composer Jean Sibelius’ The Oceanides. The tone poem musically represents the feminine spirits who animate the ocean in Greek... Read more »

Lil Bibby, 16 yr old Pack ’Sco

Sam Winward
April 24, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

On the evening of Friday, April 3, fans gathered outside the ’Sco to claim an additional 200 tickets released hours before Lil Bibby’s concert performance. At 10 p.m. when the doors opened, ’Sco student employee and College junior Matthew Walker demanded the mob transform into a single file line... Read more »

Obertones, Koreo Pull Heist to Remember

Obertones, Koreo Pull Heist to Remember

Keara Scallan
April 24, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Last Saturday night in Finney Chapel, the Obertones brought the audience to their feet with their talented vocals and slick footwork. For their annual spring a cappella concert, the Obertones collaborated with Koreo, Oberlin’s hip-hop dance troupe, in a performance titled The Great Finney Heist. The... Read more »

Rock Hall Ceremony Centers on Hackneyed Acts

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
April 24, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

I know of only one event in the world where Green Day, Miley Cyrus, Karen O, Beck, Ringo Starr and Stevie Wonder could feasibly share the stage to play a Beatles song: the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The ceremony, which took place in Cleveland last Saturday, fell flat despite featuring... Read more »

Attendance Increases for Student Chamber Concerts

Jeremy Reynolds, Staff Writer
April 24, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Conservatory students participating in this semester’s chamber music program will perform a series of four concerts this Saturday and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in Stull Recital Hall. “The way we do it now is two doubleheaders, kind of like baseball,” said Associate Professor of Viola and... Read more »