Professors Shed Light on Chamber Music Experience

Colin Roshak, Staff Writer
February 27, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

As an ensemble, soloists and professors Amir Eldan, Haewon Song and David Bowlin are a force with which to be reckoned. On Wednesday Feb. 18 the Oberlin Trio — comprised of the cellist, pianist and violinist, respectively — offered a dynamic and powerful performance that showcased works by Haydn,... Read more »

Organist Transcends Genre

Mohit Dubey
February 27, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Last Saturday evening at Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, gospel organist Cory Henry from the band Snarky Puppy shook a crowd of about 50 showgoers with soul-shivering sounds. Henry’s budding notoriety may be accredited to his masterful five-minute solo “Lingus,” off of the band’s... Read more »

Enigmatic Instrumentation, Atmospheric Elements Entrance Crowd

Enigmatic Instrumentation, Atmospheric Elements Entrance Crowd

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
February 27, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

From the opening moments of their set at Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom and Tavern Wednesday night, Swans made it clear that they did not plan on granting their audience a standard concert experience. ... Read more »

Three Songwriters to Showcase Fresh Talent

Daniel Cramer
February 27, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Oberlin’s songwriting scene will take center stage Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m. during Three Songwriters, when College sophomores Rob Jamner, Kristin McFadden and College first-year Ethan Aronson perform... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

’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 »

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 »

On the Record: Tim Page, Acclaimed Music Critic and Visiting Scholar

On the Record: Tim Page, Acclaimed Music Critic and Visiting Scholar

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
February 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Pulitzer Prize–winning music critic and editor Tim Page, the visiting scholar-in-residence for the spring semester, is teaching the Advanced Music Criticism class for both College and Conservatory students this semester. His musical background propelled him into a fruitful journalism career, writing... Read more »