WOUB Music Blog

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Tue, Oct 8, 2013 11:18 am

For two weeks this summer in Arcata, Calif., OU Honors Tutorial and Physics major Natalie Klco shared a love for an instrument whose mere existence is unknown to most. During her time at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival, she experienced the rewards that come from musical experimentation.

Fri, Oct 4, 2013 11:53 am

Ohio University’s School of Media Arts and Studies and School of Music recently hosted a live on-stage interview with Ira Kaplan, frontman and co-founder of the iconic indie rock band Yo La Tengo. Josh Antonuccio, an instructor in the School of Media Arts and Studies, sat down with Kaplan for an hour-long conversation about the band's 30-year career.

Thu, Oct 3, 2013 4:16 pm

Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville will host a night of award-winning bluegrass with Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice and the Idletymes Bluegrass Band on Friday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m.

Nominated numerous times for Male Vocalist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA), Junior Sisk is at the top of his game.

Thu, Oct 3, 2013 11:27 am

Are you a surf-rock junkie in need of a reverb fix? Take heart: The Union has the cure for what ails you.

This Saturday, local favorites The D-Rays will share the stage with The Madeira (shown at left), a critically acclaimed group making its Athens debut.

Tue, Oct 1, 2013 2:34 pm

The Chesterhill Harvest Festival returns to Morgan County this Saturday, promising a full day of live music, food, crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides and more.

The event, now in its 8th year, is the largest--and most important--fundraiser for the Union Hall Theater, according to Union Hall Programming Coordinator John Wetzel.

Mon, Sep 30, 2013 2:11 pm

Stuart’s Opera House will welcome David Wax Museum for a special backstage show on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. North Carolina group Bombadil will open the evening.

David Wax Museum graced Stuart's stage in 2012 as an opener for the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Most recently, they thrilled fans with performances at the 2013 Nelsonville Music Festival.

Mon, Sep 30, 2013 9:56 am

Affordable, local and a host of entertainment, including Waylon Jenning’s grandson — all this makes for a big weekend in Glouster for the Second Annual Appalachian Color in the Hills Festival coming up Oct. 4-6.

The helicopter rides are back, with food and crafts throughout. But the biggest draw, as it was last year in the festival’s debut, is the music.

Fri, Sep 27, 2013 4:35 pm

On Sept. 18, 2013, WOUB Music Director Mark Hellenberg set out for Nashville, Tenn., home of the annual Americana Music Festival.

Over the course of four days, he took in numerous performances and industry panel discussions, squeezed his way into over-capacity clubs and dodged thousands of pre-teen Taylor Swift fans (and their mothers).

Here is what transpired in Music City--or an alternate-universe version of it--that week.

Day One