With the overall success of Simon Housner’s Sacred Heart Concert Series in Oberlin, it’s hard to imagine that he had actually quit playing cello at one point in his life. A native of Philadelphia, Housner was raised in a musical family — both of his parents are pianists who met at Oberlin. But it wasn’t until he was in high school that Housner truly became passionate about the cello.Continue reading “Simon Housner’s Concert Series Will Capture Your Heart”
Kevin Parker, the brains behind the psychedelic music project Tame Impala, welcomed his newborn daughter, Peach, into the world just over a month ago. However, that’s not the only thing the Australian multi-instrumentalist is celebrating. In February of 2020, Tame Impala released The Slow Rush, which won five Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Music Awards as well as two GRAMMY nominations.Continue reading “A Celebration of Tame Impala’s Music Career”
On March 26th, indie rock group Real Estate put out their new EP, Half a Human, just over a year since their last album. However, those who kept tabs on the band’s pursuits were able to get a sneak preview of the new tracks on Wednesday, March 24th at 7pm ET. The event, Zoomin With Real Estate, was streamed for free on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch — though the musicians were accepting donations via their “tip jar” in the bottom right corner of the screen.Continue reading “Zoomin* With Real Estate (*not actually on Zoom)”
When you listen to music, what is the first thing you listen for? Sure, we all try to listen from a macro perspective — yet everyone’s ear is drawn to something different. For some, it’s the lyrics. For others, it’s guitar riffs. But if your ear is naturally drawn to bass lines, Blu DeTiger’s debut album How Did We Get Here? is for you.Continue reading “2021: How Did We Get Here?”
Perhaps you haven’t yet heard of 17 year old pop artist Lucia Zambetti. But maybe you’ve stumbled upon her TikTok or Instagram accounts, each with followings of over 100,000 people. The internet has allowed her multiple platforms to distribute her music — and although she has only been releasing content since 2019, her fan base has continued to increase in number, with each of her four Spotify singles having at least 75,000 streams.Continue reading “Lucia Zambetti Proves That Indie-Pop and Instagram Can Coexist”
“Everything is nebulous and time is fake,” oboist Gwen Goble said when asked about her 344th day at home since Oberlin Conservatory shut down due to the pandemic. Though the Northeastern Ohio school has allowed students to return to campus since last August, Goble opted to stay home and continue her studies remotely for both the fall and spring semesters.
In her third year at the conservatory, Goble’s primary focus this spring has been on preparing her junior recital, which streams live on Saturday, March 6 at 4:30 pm EST. A native of Keller, Texas, Goble is commemorating her tenth year of playing with an unaccompanied program — including a diverse array of composers, ranging from C.P.E. Bach to Jenni Brandon.Continue reading “How to Experience Southern Hospitality Next Saturday Without Actually Traveling to Texas”