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Born this Woah: Going Gaga for New Video

Sarp Yavuz, Staff Writer
March 4, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music

Through a neon pink triangle emerges a unicorn of space and stars. The leitmotif from Hitchcock’s Vertigois playing in the background. Another pink triangle descends over the image of the unicorn, and this time we see a blond, masked figure. The camera turns over to reveal that the mask is the b...

Australian Synth Swampdwellers, Cut Copy, Clear Dance Floor with Messy Zonoscope

Jamie Helmsworth
February 25, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music

For those unfamiliar with Australian cultural trends, let me bring you up to speed: They like to party. Remember the viral video of the kid with “famous sunglasses” who threw a house party that turned into a riot while his parents were gone? He’s Australian. Do you know where will.i.am discovered...

On the Record: Carolina Chocolate Drops

Ian Seeley, Managing Editor
February 25, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

What was your most memorable experience at the Grammys, other than winning? [Laughs] I was really sick, so it was all kind of a blur. I mean, it all was memorable. I have to say probably seeing Bobby McFerrin and Esperanza Spalding — who later won the Best New Artist — seeing them do a duet...

Album Review: Radiohead’s The King of Limbs Reminds Why We Like Pop Music

Album Review: Radiohead’s The King of Limbs Reminds Why We Like Pop Music

Beatrice Rothbaum, Editor-In-Chief
February 25, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that the same week that Lady Gaga’s latest single, “Born This Way,” became the fastest-selling single ever to hit iTunes, resulting in over one million downloads in five days, Radiohead digitally released its eighth album. The two pop-music giants have more in common...

Uncommitted Crowd Brave Snowy Monday for Homostupids

Uncommitted Crowd Brave Snowy Monday for Homostupids

Kara Brooks, Staff Writer
February 25, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music

There was a passable crowd at the ’Sco on Monday night, but it seemed as though only a fraction of the turnout was truly excited to see punk band Homostupids, with opening act Aaron Dilloway. Homostupids’s fan base appears to consist of two disparate groups: fanatics and people who are trul...

Interview with the JACK Quartet

Interview with the JACK Quartet

Meghan Farnsworth
February 25, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Why “JACK”? Ari Streisfeld: It’s an acronym — John, Ari, Chris and Kevin. We specialize in contemporary music, and one of the first pieces we played together was the third string quartet by Helmut Lachenmann, the German composer. It’s called “Grido,” which means “scream” in Italian. But ...

Review: Senior Voice Recital

Meghan Farnsworth
February 18, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music

Senior Conservatory voice major and soprano Cree Alyse Carrico presented a final recital that showcased her vocal power and brilliance as well as her easy, carefree stage dynamic. Pianist Jenna Douglas acted as a tasteful adornment to Carrico’s commanding and powerful presence. The program featured...

Calvin Johnson and Friends Lead Audience Down Long, Winding Road

Lizzie Conner
February 18, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music

Calvin Johnson croons un-amplified into the ceiling of Fairchild Chapel, barely skipping a beat when he swings his classical guitar to his back and reverting to a speaking voice to address the audience candidly. About 40 people showed up to celebrate Valentine’s Day with K Record’s “Ring Leader”...

Jazz Collective Makes Friends in Beijing

Jazz Collective Makes Friends in Beijing

Terry Hsieh
February 11, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music

Improvisation was, and always has been, one of those things in life that never came easily to me. As a jazz musician, I always struggle against the urge to solidify everything that ever comes to mind before I get up onstage to play. But if jazz music can teach us anything about life, then improvisation,...

Super Blown: The Super Halftime Show Disappoints Yet Again

James Blankenship, Sports Editor
February 11, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Every time the overhyped monstrosity that is Super Bowl week graces us with its presence, a nation is left wondering, “Can this halftime show really be worse than last year’s?” In the last five years, a spectacle that has become more celebrated than several national holidays (I’m talking to you,...

An Epic Eight-Bit ’Sco Show

Kara Brooks, Staff Writer
December 11, 2009
Filed under ARTS, Music

Saturday, Dec. 5 began as a day of no distinguishable significance. It was not Halloween, it was not the first weekend back from a break, nor was it the last Saturday of the semester. It was an ordinary Saturday night, but many Oberlin students decided to forget their workloads and let the good times...

WhiteFlag Project Opens Dialogue

Elise Shulman-Reed, Staff Writer
December 11, 2009
Filed under ARTS, Music

Although the Israelis and Palestinians continue to fight in the Middle East, WhiteFlag Project, a musical group composed of both Israelis and Palestinians, showed that music trumps violence during its visit to Oberlin on Dec. 8. According to its website, “WhiteFlag Project is a core group of Arab...

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