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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.

Mon, Jun 18, 2012 11:12 am

Alive Records artists Buffalo Killers return to The Union Bar & Grill on June 22 in support of their upcoming album, Dig. Sow. Love. Grow., due out August 7.

The Cincinnati-based band has been gaining steam since releasing their self-titled debut in 2006, which was followed by a string of dates opening for The Black Crowes in 2007.

During that tour, the group wrote much of the material for their second release, Let It Ride, produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.

Thu, Jun 14, 2012 11:11 am

Fred Eaglesmith and his Traveling Steam Show will roll into Stuart's Opera House on Saturday, June 16.