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Sun, Jul 15, 2012 12:17 pm

Brooklyn, N.Y., blues/rockabilly/swing band Gas House Gorillas performed at Pomeroy's "Rhythm on the River" series on Friday, July 13.

View photos and listen to audio of the band's performance.

Tue, Jul 10, 2012 1:59 pm

Dan Dreifort is a familiar character in the Athens music scene.

After 20 years of performing his original music in over 15 bands, Dreifort is no doubt a veteran to nearly every stage in uptown Athens.

Dreifort’s first group, Walrus, was formed way back in 1992 when he first arrived in Athens. Since then he has formed and fronted such notable Athens bands as Cactus Pears, Martizatic!, Vellumn, and Our Smiling Jesus Band. 

Fri, Jun 29, 2012 1:11 pm

Mark Hellenberg reviews the latest from Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do.

Wed, Jul 25, 2012 11:29 am

For the second installment in the Sessions @ WOUB series, we are proud to present the retro-country/western swing group The Sweetback Sisters.

Hailing from Brooklyn, N.Y., the band has been touring relentlessly since the release of their album, Chicken Ain't Chicken, in 2009.

Formed by Emily Miller and Zara Bode, the group's honky-tonk sound recalls legendary artists such as Patsy Cline, The Davis Sisters and Wanda Jackson, one of the band’s role models.

Thu, Jun 28, 2012 8:27 am

Fans of retro-soul/old-school R&B are in for a treat when Columbus, Ohio's Nick Tolford & Company return to The Union for a free show on Saturday, June 30.

No strangers to the Athens area, Tolford and his band were the sleeper hit at the 2011 Nelsonville Music Festival, playing two nights on the crowded Porch Stage.

The group also performed last September during the Stuart's Opera House Summer Concert Series and this past February to an enthusiastic crowd at The Union.

Tue, Jun 26, 2012 10:12 pm

The Pomeroy Blues and Jazz Society kicks off its 13th annual Rhythm on the River concert series on Friday, June 29 with the Athens Jazztet, featuring some of Athens, Ohio's finest musicians.

As a non-profit group made up of music lovers, the Pomeroy Blues and Jazz Society (PB&JS) has been brigning blues, jazz, roots and Americana music to the little river town for 14 years.

Jackie Welker is one of the organization's directors and the owner of The Court Street Grill, a historic Pomeroy staple and headquarters of the PB&JS.

Mon, Jun 25, 2012 3:55 pm

Stuart's Opera House will kick off its Free Summer Concert Series this Friday with the Stooges Brass Band, a highly acclaimed hip-hop/jazz group from New Orleans.

It will also mark the first time the series has taken place during Nelsonville's Final Fridays celebration.

Tue, Jun 26, 2012 10:07 am

Despite selling over a million copies in 1971, Paul and Linda McCartney's Ram was lambasted by many critics upon release.

However, time has been kind to this collection of silly love songs. Emily Votaw checks out the new reissue of McCartney's quirky classic.