Feature Photo: ‘Colors of Rhythm’

Feature Photo: ‘Colors of Rhythm’

April 18, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, Recent Stories

Takács Quartet Recovers After Brief Faltering Start

Clara Shannon
April 18, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

The Takács String Quartet fits right in at Oberlin. The Budapest-founded and Boulder, CO-based ensemble has been acquiring awards — including the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance — since its founding in 1975, and is world-famous for its unique blend of drama, warmth and humor.... Read more »

Body Positive Burlesque Show Stays Tame

Mary Fischer
April 18, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, Theater & Film

On Tuesday, amid controversy over the cancellation of Safer Sex Night, the ’Sco opened its doors for the Sexual Information Center’s second-sexiest campus tradition: the annual Burlesque Show. While the show turned out not to be so explicit after all, it was attended by a diverse crowd whose support... Read more »

Lopatin’s Electronic Textures Undanceable Yet Enjoyable

Steve Goodwin
April 11, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Reconstructing electronic music live can be a tricky proposition. Often what sounds great in the studio can’t be recreated on a stage, disappointing eager audiences. In the wake of the release of his album R Plus Seven last fall, electronic musician Daniel Lopatin, known by the stage name Oneohtrix... Read more »

Annual Friendship Day an Artful, Varied Meditation on Companionship

Clara Shannon
April 11, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Music

Despite the chaos that always ensues after spring break, Oberlin students and faculty alike came together to celebrate and honor the meaning of friendship at the Cat in the Cream on Tuesday afternoon. Friendship Day showcased student performers of many forms and genres, including spoken word, jazz, folk,... Read more »

Students and Faculty Join for Jam Session

Ava Bravata-Keating
April 4, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

The ’Sco served as an experimental music mecca last Monday, attracting TIMARA majors, sound technicians and programmers alike for an improvised electroacoustic showcase. College senior Adam Hirsch, Conservatory senior Charles Glanders and doubledegree senior Devin Frenze of the experimental audiovisual... Read more »

DeMarco Celebrates Album Release with Enthusiastic Antics

DeMarco Celebrates Album Release with Enthusiastic Antics

Nora Kipnis, Staff Writer
April 4, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Oberlin students are generally pretty laid-back about celebrity culture, but even weeks before self-described “jizz jazz” artist Mac DeMarco came to campus, you couldn’t walk from one side of campus to the other without overhearing something along the lines of, “Every song sounds the same, but... Read more »

Corea, Fleck Blend Talents for Packed Reunion Concert

Corea, Fleck Blend Talents for Packed Reunion Concert

Olivia Menzer
April 4, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Two brilliant and virtuosic musicians reunited at Finney Chapel on Wednesday in one of the most unique duos in music. Chick Corea and Béla Fleck are together again for their first joint tour since the release of their Latin Grammy award-winning album The Enchantment in 2007. The duo has a combined... Read more »

Psychedelic Art Rock Clashes with Folk Expectations

Psychedelic Art Rock Clashes with Folk Expectations

Paris Gravley, Staff Writer
April 4, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Subverted expectations are familiar to everyone, be it a “date” that was actually just “hanging out” or a book with a bad cover but a great ending. The Heather French Henry concert at the Cat in the Cream on March 31 followed this pattern, leading the audience to expect mellow folk, but delivering... Read more »

Punch Brothers Meet, But Don’t Exceed, High Bar

Punch Brothers Meet, But Don’t Exceed, High Bar

Anne Pride-Wilt, Arts Editor
March 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

When popular bluegrass band Punch Brothers turned out a last-minute show at the Cat in the Cream last semester, the raucous, enthusiastic concertgoers were treated to a hit parade culled primarily from the band’s crowd-pleasing last two albums. The clean acoustics of the small venue perfectly accentuated... Read more »

Mardi Gras Party Celebrates French, American Traditions

Mardi Gras Party Celebrates French, American Traditions

Odette Chalandon, Staff Writer
March 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

La Maison Francophone, better known as French House, held its most-hyped annual event last Friday: the Mardi Gras celebration. Mardi Gras, French for “Fat Tuesday,” is celebrated the Tuesday before the season of Lent begins. The “Fat” in the holiday’s name is derived from the huge meal... Read more »

Feature Photo: Greg Beato at the ’Sco

Feature Photo: Greg Beato at the ’Sco

March 7, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music