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Tue, Oct 23, 2012 4:07 pm

Punk legend Mike Watt made his Athens, Ohio, debut on Oct. 22, playing to an impressive Monday audience at The Union Bar and Grill. (PHOTOS)

Tue, Oct 30, 2012 11:15 am

Children, students and community members are invited to celebrate Halloween with the Ohio University School of Music's "Hallowpalooza V: Something Wicked This Way Hums" on Wed. Oct. 31.

Previously, the popular annual show has included takes on movie music spoofs, internet sensations and some classical pieces.

This year, everything from Angry Birds and Jaws to The Nutcracker will be featured, intertwined with comedy skits and performed by the OU Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles from the School of Music.

Sat, Oct 20, 2012 4:34 am

Mike Watt and The Missingmen will perform at The Union on Monday, Oct. 22.

Best known as bassist in the 1980s hardcore punk band Minutemen, Watt is touring in support of his latest album, Hyphenated-Man.

Tue, Oct 16, 2012 10:48 am

The audience at this year's Appalachian Color in the Hills Festival was treated to an acoustic performance by Columbus band McGuffey Lane on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Mon, Oct 15, 2012 3:57 pm

NPR’s Mountain Stage returned to Ohio University on Sunday, Oct. 14, just a little over a year since the radio show's last Athens visit.

The evening's musical acts included The Lost Brothers, Lucero, Doug Paisley, Sara Watkins and Rodney Crowell. (PHOTOS)

Fri, May 17, 2013 4:43 pm

Roots-swing group The Two Man Gentlemen Band stopped by WOUB on Oct. 3 to play a few songs and chat with Crossing Boundaries host Mark Hellenberg.

The duo are currently touring in support of their latest album, Two At A Time. For more information, visit www.thetwogentlemen.com.

Thu, Oct 11, 2012 11:23 am

For years, Cleveland's Rocket From The Tombs was a rock history footnote. Few people had actually seen the band, which was known mainly for spawning two other legendary acts.

Lasting only eight months from 1974 to 1975, the group went through three different drummers, never recorded in a studio and tended to alternately frighten and impress other bands with its raw, uncompromising sound.

Wed, Oct 10, 2012 2:56 pm

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NPR's long-running series Mountain Stage returns to Ohio University's Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium this Sunday, featuring two Grammy Award-winners and a pair of up-and-coming groups. 

For over 29 years, Mountain Stage has hosted national and international acts of nearly every style of music. Based in Charleston, W.Va., the show is heard on more than 100 NPR affiliates, including WOUB FM, which airs the program on Saturdays at 8 p.m.

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