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Live music fans, outdoor recreation types and craft beer aficionados are expected to gather in Marietta this weekend for the second annual Rivers, Trails, and Ales festival. The non-profit festival spans the entire weekend, from Thursday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Aug. 12, celebrating the wealth of outdoor-adventures Marietta has to offer, as well as local… Read More
Footage of the Chicago-based reggae group performing the Bob Marley classic "Stir It Up" in Pomeroy on Friday, Aug. 3
Photos and audio of Nelsonville's July 27 Final Fridays event, featuring music from The Hackensaw Boys and images of the various art galleries and exhibitions around the Public Square.
Nelsonville's Final Fridays gallery hop takes place this Friday, July 27 on the historic Public Square, featuring art exhibitions, live music, children’s activities and even some arm mud wrestling.
Stuat's Opera House will host Charlottesville, Va. band The Hackensaw Boys on Friday, July 27.
The free show is part of Final Fridays, the monthly art gallery hop on Nelsonville's Public Square.
Clarence Spady performed at “Rhythm on the River” in Pomeroy, Ohio, on Friday, July 20, marking the fourth performance of this year’s concert series. Headquartered at the Court Street Grill, the Pomeroy Blues and Jazz Society has hosted the series at the Riverside Amphitheatre for the past 13 years. Before Spady took the stage on… Read More
Listen to performances and interviews from the 2012 Athens Rock Camp for Girls concert, held July 14 at ARTS/West in Athens, Ohio.
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.
Ohio Valley Summer Theater (OVST) returns to the Baker Theater July 12 with the classic Broadway musical Ragtime. Ragtime marks the second show of OVST’s 2012 season, and will be performed through July 29. Written by famed playwright Terrence McNally and based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime paints a portrait of turn-of-the-century… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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. “We had previously done them on the second Thursday of the month,”… Read More
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… Read More
The 17th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Multicultural Festival takes place this weekend at Parkersburg's City Park, featuring live music, dance performances, ethnic foods and cultural workshops.
We hope you enjoy this clip of the 30-piece “circus-punk marching band” Mucca Pazza, filmed at the Nelsonville Music Festival on May 19, 2012. The video was produced by WOUB students Cam Soergel (video) and Elliot Nicolson (audio).
Listen to audio from Iron & Wine’s set, recorded Friday, May 18, 2012 at the Nelsonville Music Festival. Clip courtesy of Elliot Nicolson (audio) and Cam Soergel (photos).
Footage of Jorma Kaukonen and Barry Mitterhoff at the 2012 Nelsonville Music Festival, produced by WOUB students Cam Soergel (video) and Elliot Nicolson (audio).
Kent, Ohio, native Jessica Lea Mayfield performed an intimate set on Saturday, May 19 at the Nelsonville Music Festival. Her set, which took place in the No-Fi Cabin, was captured by WOUB students Cam Soergel (video) and Elliot Nicolson (audio).
Charles Bradley’s break has been a slow train coming. The 63 year-old soul singer has been performing for audiences for over 40 years–the last 20 as a James Brown impersonator under the stage name “Black Velvet.” Performing day-in and day-out in New York City nightclubs to scratch out living, Bradley’s extraordinary talent and soul was… Read More
When the experimental pioneers of Sonic Youth are discussed amongst circles of like-minded alternative music fans, the discussion is often dominated by the names Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon. However, guitarist/vocalist Lee Ranaldo is responsible for some of Sonic Youth's most beautifully constructed and classic swirling compositions, such as "Eric’s Trip" from Daydream Nation (1988)… Read More
Throughout the days and weeks to come, we'll be spotlighting some of the artists who will be performing at this year's Nelsonville Music Festival. Today, Elliot Nicolson profiles Roky Erickson. Roky Erickson is often cited as one of the most influential, and most forgotten, pioneers of the 1960s psychedelic-rock movement. Together with his band The… Read More
In the weeks and months to come, WOUB will feature musicians and bands who will be performing at this year's Nelsonville Music Festival. Today, we're spotlighting Matador Records artist Kurt Vile. Vile has been a rising star in the indie music scene since his first solo album, Constant Hitmaker, was released in 2008. Since then,… Read More
Columbus-based folk-rock quartet Moon High performed at Donkey Coffee and Espresso on March 9 as part of the 6th annual Aquabear County Fair. The set featured songs from the band's newest LP, Six Suns, which was warmly received by the audience. Moon High plays a signature brand of dusty acoustic folk, fleshed out with sparse… Read More
Athens, Ohio, indie-rock quartet Mind Fish have released WATCHOUT!, a new full-length CD, with the help of producer, engineer and Ohio University Assistant Professor Eddie Ashworth. The self-described "nerd pop" band got its start when guitartist/singer Dean Tartaglia and drummer Steve Warstler were in high school. During those years, the duo began writing and recording… Read More
There were a couple of storms brewing last night in Athens, Ohio. Outside, the wind howled while the town received its first real snowfall of the season. Inside the Casa Cantina, Scubadog created their own squall with their trademark blend of volume, melody and energy. In addition to the hometown favorites, the bill was filled… Read More