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Wed, Oct 1, 2014 11:30 pm

Stuart's Opera House closed out its Free Summer Concert Series on Sept. 26 with a show from Portland, Oregon band Quiet Life.

WOUB's Marlena Scott caught up with Quiet Life front man Sean Spellman and filmed part of the band's set.

Wed, Oct 1, 2014 7:59 pm

There's no shortage of fall festivals in Southeast Ohio, especially this weekend. But there's only one area festival featuring many of today's best indie musicians (not to mention lumberjacks, bull riding, Columbus Zoo animals and fireworks): The second annual Hocktoberfest, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4 at Hocking College.

Sponsored by Rocky Brands and Hocking College, the free day-long fest is offering a jam-packed schedule of entertainment, including several notable up-and-coming bands.

Wed, Oct 1, 2014 11:03 am

One of the perks of living in a town like Athens is that, all of a sudden, there can be a last-minute announcement for an early Wednesday night show with a guitar legend.

Tonight at 8 p.m., Aquabear Legion, Andrew Lampela and Tim Peacock will present Peter Walker with Dead Winds of Summer at The Union.

Peter Walker is an American folk guitarist noted for dynamic instrumental pieces inspired by Indian raga and Spanish flamenco traditions, blended with traditional American folk and occasional rock influences.

Wed, Oct 1, 2014 1:00 am

Octubafest, Ohio University's month-long celebration of the tuba and euphonium, is kicking off tonight at 8 p.m. in the School of Music Recital Hall.

Since 1974, the annual event has become a mainstay at hundreds of universities around the world. It's marking its 16th year at Ohio University, due to the efforts of Jason Smith, OU associate professor of Tuba, who will be performing tonight.

Tue, Sep 30, 2014 4:00 am

A dozen high school marching bands from around the region will compete in the 40th annual Athens Invitational Marching Festival at Athens High School on Oct. 11.

For the past 40 years, the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Athens, the Chauncey-Dover Lions Club, and the Athens Band Boosters have sponsored the event.

In addition to the host school — Athens High School — bands from as far away as Sarahsville and Byesville in Ohio and Ellenboro, West Virginia, will compete for the awards which include best music, best general effect, best percussion and best auxiliary.

Mon, Sep 29, 2014 12:44 pm

Ohio University Lancaster's Scott Minar (center) shares some tunes with OUL students (photo: OUL)

Fri, Sep 26, 2014 9:02 am

It's Parents Weekend at Ohio University, which means swarms of OU moms and dads will be looking for activities around town.

One returning alumnus is joining them--and plans to provide tonight's entertainment.

Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery is hosting Alex Vaughn with former members of his group The Big Idea, along with a special surprise guest.

Virtuoso pianist David Lessing, from the platinum-selling, internationally acclaimed group Blessid Union of Souls, will take the stage alongside Vaughn to showcase his skills on the ivories. Tonight's show kicks off at 10 p.m.

Thu, Sep 25, 2014 10:27 am

Stuart’s Opera House wraps up this year's Free Summer Concert Series this Friday at 7 p.m. with a performance from Portland, Oregon band Quiet Life.

In addition, Stuart's will host opening night for the poetry exhibit Water Visions: Close Writings in the 1879 Gallery.