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Tue, Jan 7, 2014 2:19 pm

Since 2009, Angela Perley and her band The Howlin' Moons have toured throughout the U.S., received overseas airplay on the BBC and performed at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.

The band is about to release its full-length debut, Hey Kid, and celebrate with a show in Athens--the town that gave Perley her musical start and the subject matter for the album's lead-off track.

Fri, Jan 3, 2014 12:05 pm

The Athens Rock Camp for Girls and ARTS/West will present a benefit concert on Saturday, Jan. 18, featuring young musicians from past summer workshops.

The Athens Rock Camp for Girls builds self-esteem through music creation and performance. By providing workshops and technical training, it creates leadership opportunities, cultivates a supportive community of peers and mentors, and encourages social change and the development of life skills.

Thu, Jan 2, 2014 1:54 pm

A handful of acts have been added to the 10th annual Nelsonville Music Festival, scheduled for May 29 to June 1 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio.

Saturday headliners The Avett Brothers will be joined by Ray Wylie Hubbard, Shakey Graves, Pokey LaFarge, Grupo Fantasma, Pierced Arrows, The Men, Michael Hurley, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, Saintseneca, Motel Beds, Tweens and Tim Pfaff.

Fri, Dec 20, 2013 3:34 pm

WOUB Music Director and Crossing Boundaries host Mark Hellenberg shares his top music picks of 2013, including albums by The Wood Brothers, Bombino, Valerie June and Laura Marling.

Fri, Dec 20, 2013 11:26 am

The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society of Marietta, Ohio, have announced their 22nd annual River City Blues Competition, the oldest and largest blues talent competition in the state of Ohio.

The event will take place Feb. 14-15, 2014 at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta.

Past participants have come from New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

Fri, Dec 20, 2013 10:28 am

Radio Free Athens DJ Michael Tedesco shares his top music picks of 2013, including albums by David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix, and live performances by David Byrne/St. Vincent, Prince and The Word of Mouth Jazz Band.

Thu, Dec 19, 2013 11:58 am

Parkersburg, W.Va., singer-songwriter Todd Burge shares his top music picks of 2013, including albums by Sam Phillips, Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott, and Paul McCartney.

Wed, Dec 18, 2013 12:24 pm

This is the ninth in a series of year-end blog posts by WOUB staff, volunteers and contributors. Check out all of this year's lists at this link.

Well, dang. That time of the year. 

Usually, this is the part where I slander 2013 for being a big ball of musical crap, but I don’t get that pleasure this year. 

It was actually hard to narrow this down. There were some great records this year.

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