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TIMARA Hosts Expansive Sendoff for John Talbert

TIMARA Hosts Expansive Sendoff for John Talbert

Victoria Garber, Arts editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories

John Talbert, who for 38 years has run a tight ship as the technical director of the TIMARA department, will retire this spring. The department has organized a weekend festival that kicked off yesterday and will run through Saturday evening to honor his decades behind the scenes, maintaining vintage equip...

Femme Musicians of Color Confront White Male Industry Dominance

Femme Musicians of Color Confront White Male Industry Dominance

Samantha Spaccasi, Staff writer
February 24, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

When people think of electronic music, their minds often go reflexively to a handful of middle-of-the-road, white male DJs and producers such as Diplo, Calvin Harris or David Guetta. One group on Oberlin’s campus, Femme Artists Breaking Boundaries, founded last year by College juniors Rayna Holmes ...

On the Record with Rachel Katz, Electronic Musician

On the Record with Rachel Katz, Electronic Musician

Victoria Albacete, Production Editor
April 8, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Rachel Katz, who makes music as Xuan Rong, is a junior Computer Science major from New York who released her second EP, Bushka, in March. Her first album, Myria, was released in May 2015. She has performed live at Sidewalk Café and Pianos in New York City. The Review sat down with Katz to discuss the ...

Terada, Huckaby Versatile in Lengthy Electronic Sets

Terada, Huckaby Versatile in Lengthy Electronic Sets

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
February 19, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music

Soichi Terada is best known for scoring classic video games like Ape Escape, but no one would have ever guessed that based on the sheer amount of energy and dancing at the ’Sco during his set last Saturday. The Tokyo electronic musician proved that his production and DJ skills extend far beyond the worl...

Brooklyn Electronic Act Interrupts Busy Schedule for Intimate Performance

Mohit Dubey
February 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

The Latin American rhythms and ethereal electronics of Helado Negro will fill the Cat in the Cream this Saturday. Armed with a laptop, a keyboard and smooth vocals in both Spanish and English, Helado Negro, the stage name of Brooklyn-based musician Roberto Carlos Lange, will perform songs from his catalog...

Unusual Crowd Turns Out for Machinedrum

Unusual Crowd Turns Out for Machinedrum

Sam Winward, Staff Writer
December 12, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

A surprisingly elderly crowd equipped with e-cigs and beat-up jean jackets casually awaited Travis Stewart’s ’Sco appearance, most with a brew in hand. The 32-year-old electronic music producer, known as Machinedrum, arrived in Oberlin last Wednesday night and immediately deemed the town of Oberlin...

Despite Lack of Stage Presence, SOPHIE Entertains

Despite Lack of Stage Presence, SOPHIE Entertains

Josh Blankfield
November 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Three spotlights illuminated the ’Sco stage Friday evening as British music producer and electronic musician SOPHIE performed to a vibrant crowd. SOPHIE’s stage was equipped with a single table and three mixing pads, yet the simplicity of the scene was hardly a reflection of the audience’s wild...

Empress Of Engages Crowd Despite Weak Vocals

Empress Of Engages Crowd Despite Weak Vocals

Sam Winward
November 7, 2014
Filed under Uncategorized

Singer-songwriter and producer Lorely Rodriguez entranced concertgoers last Sunday at the Cat in the Cream. Onstage she calls herself Empress Of, and though she routinely performs with her band, Rodriguez is the singular mind behind the music. Her debut EP Systems, released in April of 2013, drew art...

Eubanks Traces, Explores Unconventional Sounds

Liam McLean, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Bryan Eubanks, despite what some listeners may assume, does not aim to transgress. His intention is not to push boundaries. Instead, he describes his development as an electronic artist as an organic evolution from his original work with acoustic instruments — primarily the soprano saxophone — to...

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