Ep. #177: Sohrab Habibion on Obits calling it quits

Yesterday, the great American rock ‘n’ roll band Obits announced that they were breaking up after 10 years together. Today, I spoke to guitarist/vocalist Sohrab Habibion about why this happened and what it means for life on this planet. All kidding aside, this is a bummer. Obits ruled.

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Ep. #29: Sohrab Habibion of Obits

Sohrab Habibion is a multi-talented musician, graphic artist, recording engineer, and generally great person who currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. For close to a decade, he played in the Washington D.C.-based band Edsel before they broke up in the late nineties. He now sings and plays guitar in Obits, one of America’s best surf-y, garage rock bands, whose gritty, powerful, third album, Bed & Bugs is available everywhere on Sept. 10 via Sub Pop Records. The band, which also features bassist Greg Simpson, drummer Alexis Fleisig, and vocalist/guitarist Rick Froberg, is touring the U.S. and Canada beginning Sept. 21, including stops at Montreal’s Il Motore on Oct. 3, Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern on Oct. 4, and the Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver on Nov. 14. Here Habibion provides a full-on LP preview, complete with Vine-sized song excerpts and track-by-track anecdotes.

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Rick Froberg (Obits) & Richard Laviolette on MVIMS! – 04/06/2011


This week the Mich Vish Interracial Morning Show! is pleased to welcome two guests to the program.

Firstly, singer, guitarist, and graphic artist, Rick Froberg, of Brooklyn, NY’s Obits returns to the program at 7:15 AM EST.


Then later on the same show, Guelph, Ontario’s Richard Laviolette joins us in-studio at 8:05 AM EST.

Richard Laviolette

To learn more about these people, listening live, or downloading/streaming this show later, please visit this link for Froberg, this one for Laviolette, or perhaps even this link to hear this and/or other recent episodes.

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Upcoming Guests:

Richard Laviolette
Rick Froberg (Obits)
King Cobb Steelie
Daniel Romano
Bill Callahan
Neil Strauss
Patton Oswalt
Marc Maron
Mitch Fillion (Southern