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Final Fridays will celebrate regional music when the monthly event returns to Nelsonville’s historic Public Square on March 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Traditional Appalachian, indie-folk and even karaoke will be heard around the Square at this Friday’s gala art-hop, along with gallery openings and exhibits. Here's a look at what's going on… Read More
Final Fridays returns to Nelsonville’s historic Public Square tonight from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with fire, ice…and probably a little snow. This evening's Fire & Ice celebration will feature the Hocking College Culinary Arts program with a presentation by master ice carver Paul Ahrens of Precise Ice Creations. Ahrens and the Culinary Arts students… Read More
We hope you enjoy this collection of video clips from the 2013 Cabin Fever Festival, held Saturday, Jan. 19 at Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio. The event included performances from Freakwater, Cotton Jones, Tim Easton and Dolfish. Other videos from the festival are available at WOUB's YouTube channel. For more information about this concert… Read More
Feeling stir-crazy? Looking to get out of the house this weekend? Stuart's Opera House might have the cure for what ails you. The fourth annual Cabin Fever Festival returns this Saturday with an impressive lineup of bands and solo performers, as well as an assortment of vinyl LPs, posters and local artwork. This year's headliner… Read More
During her time in Athens, Lauren Weldy touched the hearts of many in the local music community. Now those musicians are returning the love.
This Friday, Jackie O's Pub and Brewery will host "The Concert For Weldy," who was recently diagnosed with stage four sarcoma cancer.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse have just released Psychedelic Pill, their second album of 2012.
WOUB's Elliot Nicolson gives his verdict on the sprawling 90-minute record that many are calling "a return to form."
Stuart's Opera House is holding its annual Fall Fundraiser this Saturday, featuring a huge raffle, local food and music from Beatles tribute act BritishMania.
The annual Athens Halloween Block Party returns to Court Street this weekend, which means the usual live music and costumed revelers, as well as road closings, various safety issues and for some, a night in the local lockup. However, this year's event has a few new additions, including a social media presence, a low-power radio… Read More
The Grammy-winning Tuareg-Berber band Tinariwen played to a sold-out crowd at Stuart’s Opera House on Oct. 25. Elliot Nicolson has a review. (PHOTOS)
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.
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)
On Saturday, Sept. 22, local singer-songwriter Jesse James Russell performed two sets of original music at Insea Sound Shop in Nelsonville, Ohio, as part of the monthly Blue Room Sessions concert series. On the third Saturday of each month, Insea Sound Shop owner Nick Collura presents a live showcase of local and regional talent at… Read More
Stuart's Opera House's Free Summer Concert Series came to a close on Friday, Sept. 28 with a performance by Athens' own Southeast Engine. As the sun set on Nelsonville's Public Square, the band added to the eerie, yet exciting, atmosphere with its sometimes-dark, Apppalachian-tinged folk-rock. Check out the video above for an excerpt of Southeast… Read More
On Saturday, Sept. 22, Uncle Buck’s Riding Stable and Dance Barn hosted the "Pig Roast and Paddle" fundraising event on behalf of Athens Building Industry Association and Raccoon Creek Partnership. Live music at the event included Albany’s own Rarely Herd as well as electric bluesman Willie Phoenix from Columbus. Though many were in attendance for… Read More
Uncle Buck's Riding Stable will serve up live music and food this Saturday during its first ever Pig Roast and Paddle.
The event, which is a fundraiser for the Raccoon Creek Partnership and the Athens Building Industry Association, includes canoeing on Lake Hope and music from The Rarely Herd and Willie Phoenix.
Thousands of people from around the county, state and nation attended the 14th annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival, held Sept. 14-17 at Lake Snowden in Albany.
The weekend featured dozens of musical acts and pawpaw-related activities, contests and workshops, as seen in these videos, recorded on Saturday, Sept. 15.
Plenty of roots-rock, surf-rock, retro-rock and just plain old rock was on display last night at The Union when Portland, Oregon's Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside held court with support acts Samantha Crain and the The D-Rays. (PHOTOS)
Elliot Nicolson talks with Central Avenue Church Media Director and local musician Jake Householder about Central Venue's performances, potlucks and purpose.
Grüvster, the brainchild of OU alumnus Karl Henkel, is slated to become the newest intuitive music-learning platform on the mobile app market (VIDEO).
On Friday, Aug. 31, Columbus, Ohio's The Spikedrivers performed at the Final Fridays art gala on Nelsonville's Public Square.
Check out a video of the band's performance, plus a photo slideshow of art exhibits at Majestic Galleries, The Paper Circle and Starbrick Galleries.
Blues acts, harmonica demonstrations and music competitions are on tap for the third annual Diamond Teeth Mary Blues and Arts Festival, taking place Friday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Aug. 25 in Huntington, W.Va. Located at Huntington's Heritage Station, the festival celebrates and honors legendary blues singer and West Virginia native "Diamond Teeth" Mary Smith McClain…. Read More
WOUB's Mark Hellenberg recently welcomed Austin, Tx., singer-songwriter Graham Weber, who performed songs from his most recent release, Women.
John Jagos, a.k.a. Brothertiger, has been a staple in the Athens music scene for nearly four years.
However, with almost 4,500 ‘likes’ on Facebook, and European and U.S. tours under his belt, Jagos has garnered a worldwide following and seems poised for the big leagues.
The 14th annual Athens Community Music Festival took place Saturday, Aug. 14, with 34 local bands performing at six uptown venues.
View a photo slideshow and listen to audio from the evening's festivities.
This Saturday, Athens will temporarily wake from its summer slumber when 34 local bands raise the volume–and money–for a good cause.
Now in its 14th year, the Athens Community Music Festival will feature over eight hours of homegrown music at six uptown venues.