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Fri, Jun 1, 2012 2:19 pm

It was almost a quarter to 11 p.m. last night when Whirl, the first act slated to perform at the All Campus Radio Network's annual Lobsterfest, began their hour-long set at The Union.

As Ty Owen and Matt Umland slowly arranged their piles of electronic equipment, an interesting mix of townies and college-aged folks accumulated around the stage, ready for the kick-off to the weekend’s festivities.

Fri, Jun 1, 2012 2:57 pm

The Rolling Stones are inarguably one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Their combination of rough English boy blues, infused with an even rougher attitude, has yet to be matched.

Therefore, it only makes sense that The Stones would have some fans who are inarguably great. 

This Saturday, The Union is hosting the second annual "Keithfest," featuring a wide array of local bands, all playing in memory of Bryan Keith Winland, who passed away in 2008.

Wed, May 30, 2012 3:13 pm

Seattle-based singer/songwriter Shannon Stephens stopped by the WOUB studios today to play a few songs and chat with Crossing Boundaries host Mark Hellenberg.

Shannon and her drummer Andrew Rudd were in Athens to play a house show with Southeast Engine's Adam Remnant and local songstress Liz Pahl.

Stephens is currently touring the U.S. in support of her third album, Pull It Together (Asthmatic Kitty) which features a duet with Bonnie "Prince" Billy, who covered Stephens' "I'll Be Glad," on his album Lie Down in the Light.

Tue, May 29, 2012 9:08 am

The Ohio University Zanesville Choral Union will present its Spring Term Concert on Friday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elson Hall auditorium. 

This term’s singers consist of sopranos: Amanda Lanning of Nashport and Lisa Sharp of South Zanesville; Alto Chelsea Howard of Zanesville; Tenors: Charles Dembecki of Newark, Chas. Harn of Zanesville, and Ross Love of Cambridge; and Basses: Bryce Love and Jared Williams of Cambridge. 

Song selections include Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gallina, Copland, Schram, and Moore.

Fri, May 25, 2012 7:29 pm

Technical skill doesn’t make a band and it certainly doesn’t make a rock band. But sometimes it can make a group of musicians stand out from the pack of new acts constantly trying to "make it."

Such is the case with Riley, a band from Dayton, Ohio, with a remarkable sound that infuses precise guitar licks and jazz styling into something quite unique.

"We are really trying to make music for people who like music," said Eric Bluebaum, the band’s front man. Bluebaum went on to further explain the specific demographic he is targeting with his complex tunes.

Wed, May 23, 2012 2:20 pm

The Greater Huntington Symphonic Band will perform a free outdoor concert at Ohio University Southern on Sunday, May 27 at 5 p.m. on the Shafer Courtyard.

The symphonic band has existed for decades under several different names and conductors, but came together in its present form in 1964 with Homer Oschenhirt serving as director.

At that time the band was housed in the old Stella Fuller Building in Huntington and gave concerts at the Stella Fuller Playground. 

Thu, May 24, 2012 3:56 pm

Footage of the 30-piece "circus-punk marching band," recorded at the Nelsonville Music Festival on May 19, 2012.

Clip courtesy of Cam Soergel (video) and Elliot Nicolson (audio).

Tue, May 22, 2012 12:02 pm

If there were any recurring themes at this year's Nelsonville Music Festival (besides groovy tunes), they were probably: heat, hippies/hipsters and a very low probability of getting into the No-Fi Cabin.

The beautiful old schoolhouse is the perfect setting for a completely acoustic performance, but its small space precludes many people from seeing some amazing musicians.

However, if festivalgoers were lucky enough to squeeze in following Michael Hurley's set, they witnessed an excellent performance from singer-songwriter Matt Bauer.