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The Oberlin Review

AAArt Collective Kicks Off Third Biennial Event Series

Victoria Garber, Arts editor
March 10
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Music, Theater & Film

The third Asia America Art Collective will commence this evening with a 7:30 p.m. screening of Kenneth Eng’s My Life in China in the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies’ Hallock Auditorium, followed by a late night ’Sco performance by Yaeji, v1984 and College senior Rachel Katz, ...

Amanda X Outshines Sebadoh in ‘Sco Doubleheader

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
March 11
Filed under ARTS, Music

In the days leading up to indie rock band Sebadoh’s ’Sco performance Saturday, excitement among students and community members was palpable. After all, the beloved band has not, after all, played a show in the U.S. since June. However, come showtime, the ’Sco was sparsely populated and off-puttingly...

’Sco Hosts Jenkins in Anticipation of Debut Album 

’Sco Hosts Jenkins in Anticipation of Debut Album 

Paul Mehnert, Staff Writer
February 26
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Chicago-raised rapper Mick Jenkins, who will perform at the ’Sco tonight, has skyrocketed to the forefront of underground hip-hop over the last couple of years thanks to the successes of his 2014 mixtape The Water[s] and last year’s Wave[s] EP. The show will feature opening performances by electronic mus...

On the Record with Active Bird Community

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
February 26
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Active Bird Community formed in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY — a quaint suburb outside New York City — when the band’s members were just 11 years old. Ten years later, the now New York City-based quartet is more active than ever. Its brainy, shoegaze-influenced take on indie rock has earned praise fro...

Terada, Huckaby Versatile in Lengthy Electronic Sets

Terada, Huckaby Versatile in Lengthy Electronic Sets

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
February 19
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...

Jlin to Play ’Sco for First U.S. Show Since U.K. Tour

Jlin to Play ’Sco for First U.S. Show Since U.K. Tour

Paul Mehnert
February 12
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Tonight’s Jlin show at the ’Sco will be the electronic music heavyweight’s first performance back in the U.S. after a long stint in the U.K., and one of her only shows before returning to tour abroad. With double-degree junior Sarah Snider providing an opening DJ set and interest in electronic...

Feature Photo: Noname Gypsy

Feature Photo: Noname Gypsy

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
November 20
Filed under ARTS, Music

Hip-hop artist Fatimah Warner, known by her stage name Noname Gypsy, performs at the ’Sco among supportive fans. The Femme Artists Breaking Boundaries Initiative, which brought Noname Gypsy to Oberlin on Friday, hosted a question and answer session during which she talked about the importance of f...

Students Ticketed by State Police at ’Sco

Louis Krauss, Staff Writer
November 20
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

College sophomore Alizah Simon unsuspectingly encountered undercover state police officers outside the ’Sco on Friday night. For carrying a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, Simon was confronted and ticketed by the two officers for underage drinking. “I was with my friends, but I was the only one carrying...

McFerrin Melds Jazz with Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop Beats

McFerrin Melds Jazz with Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop Beats

Mary Fischer
November 20
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Almost everyone at Taylor McFerrin’s show last Thursday danced through the night. Warmed up and ready, McFerrin had no difficulty energizing dancers with neo-soul and hip-hop beats. The Brooklyn-based DJ, producer and singersongwriter certainly proved that he does not need to ride on the fame of his...

On the Record with Jon Fine, OC ’89, Guitarist and Author

On the Record with Jon Fine, OC ’89, Guitarist and Author

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
November 6
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record, Recent Stories

Jon Fine, OC ’89, released his memoir, Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear) last May to rave reviews. The book explores the rise and fall of the boundarypushing, genre-defining indie rock scene he helped establish during his time with bands like D...

’Sco Continues Year of Impressive Acts with Hellfyre Club Rapper Milo

’Sco Continues Year of Impressive Acts with Hellfyre Club Rapper Milo

Paul Mehnert
October 30
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Next Thursday, Nov. 5, Oberlin will bear witness to a performance by the one and only rapsmith Milo, aka Scallops Hotel, aka Black Orpheus, aka Rory Ferreira. The ’Sco show will feature an opening performance by local experimental hip-hop collective Bémbe. Born in Chicago and raised in Maine, Milo...

Girlpool to Bring Female Voices to ’Sco

Sophie Kemp
October 9
Filed under ARTS, Music

“I thought I found myself today/ No one noticed / Things are ok,” are the opening lyrics to punk rock band Girlpool’s song “Ideal World” from its eponymous new album, which explores intimate experiences of girlhood: an existence that is often messy and terrifying but also beautiful. Started...

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