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Thu, Sep 5, 2013 4:28 pm

Stuart’s Opera House will welcome Asheville, N.C., band The Honeycutters on Friday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m.

The Americana group, which has performed twice at the Nelsonville Music Festival and at a backstage show at Stuart's, has been described by Mountain Xpress as "Old school country in the truest sense, free of twang and ten-gallon hats but full of real emotion, family history, quick wit and strong liquor."

Wed, Sep 4, 2013 12:02 pm

The annual Aquabear County Fair, a celebration of Ohio music, returns to Athens this weekend, featuring 14 local and regional bands. WOUB's Bryan Gibson talks with Aquabear Legion co-founder Brian Koscho about the Fair's origins, this year's lineup and why it's important to support local musical talent.

Tue, Sep 3, 2013 10:42 am

Students in a new club on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus are marching to the tune of a different drummer, except they are doing it with guitars. 

The S.T.R.U.M. (Students Teaching Rookie Undergraduate Musicians) Club started meeting last week. The club is for people of any interest or playing level, but especially those who don’t know how to play the guitar, but want to learn.

“We basically just decided there should be a club,” said OUL student Timmy Smith.

Wed, Aug 28, 2013 5:13 pm

Stuart's Opera House continues its Free Summer Concert Series this Friday with a show from noted singer-songwriter and blues revivalist Corey Harris. Harris is a musician whose projects link music of the African diaspora, from American blues to reggae to West African roots.

Thu, Aug 29, 2013 2:28 pm

After an eventful summer, area orchestral-rockers The Ridges are returning to their hometown this Saturday for a performance at Casa Cantina.

"We have an incredible fan base in Athens and we’re ready for a wild, cool night," said frontman Victor Rasgaitis.

The Ridges will be joined by two Columbus-based acts: Indigo Wild and The Weight of Whales.

Mon, Sep 2, 2013 5:18 pm

Stuart's Opera House has announced a new after-school music program starting this fall. The program's goal is for young adults to gain confidence by playing music, learn from area musicians and get hands-on experience by forming a band.

Thu, Aug 22, 2013 2:48 pm

Hundreds of music fans and art aficionados are expected to gather this weekend for Traysh Island, a two-day festival in Chesterhill, Ohio. The event, a celebration of Conrad Freiburg's 11-sided observatory Woodshed, will feature nearly 20 bands at the Jeffers Tree Farm.

Wed, Aug 21, 2013 10:17 am

A member of The David Mayfield Parade grew up in Lancaster and is excited to perform for his hometown and family when the band plays at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus on Sept. 13.

“I really look forward to playing in Lancaster,” said bassist Evan Parker. “I cut my teeth in that town. I learned how to play the bass in that town. My best friends and closest friends still live there. Everything about my life is generally rooted around Lancaster.”

The David Mayfield Parade plays a style of music that Parker admits is hard to describe.