WOUB Music Blog

Music Blog

Tue, Dec 18, 2012 11:49 am

2012 was quite a year, but I can’t say it was great for music (four words: Daniel Johnston, Space Ducks).

However, I did discover a number of incredible albums, contemporary and otherwise:

Wed, Dec 12, 2012 5:11 pm

Sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar passed away yesterday at the age of 92.

Back in June of 2001, I had the privilege to talk with him about his career and his new live recording, Full Circle: Carnegie Hall

On hearing the news today, I thought it fitting to search through our vaults and post the audio.

I hope you enjoy this candid interview with one of the great artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Mon, Dec 17, 2012 4:55 am

The Ridges' front man shares his top music picks of 2012, including releases from Andrew Bird, Kishi Bashi, Lord Huron and The Lumineers.

Thu, Dec 13, 2012 1:33 am

The Rev. Horton Heat will bring its high-octane, Texas-style rockabilly to Marietta's Adelphia Music Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Mark Hellenberg has a preview.

Thu, Dec 13, 2012 1:34 am

Scubadog guitarist and 3 Elliott Studio owner/operator Josh Antonuccio shares his top music picks of the year, including releases by Grizzly Bear, JD McPherson, Dr. John and Jack White.

Thu, Dec 13, 2012 1:34 am

Between the large number of bands and venues, it can be hard to keep track of what's happening in Athens.

Recently, local music aficionado Aaron Trout tried to simplify matters by starting the "Athens Music Scene" website and companion Facebook page.

Wed, Dec 12, 2012 10:26 am

Athens singer-songwriter Leah Nairn shares her top music picks of the year, including releases by Bonnie Raitt, Alabama Shakes and Kathleen Edwards.

Tue, Dec 11, 2012 12:06 pm

The Ohio University Communiversity Band and the Athens Community Music School Children’s Chorus will present their annual Holiday Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16 at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

This event is sponsored by the Ohio University Credit Union and will feature holiday music, including an audience sing-along. The concert is free and families are encouraged to attend.