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NMF ’18: Brainy Rock ‘n’ Roll and Politics, Speaking with Chris Funk of The Decemberists

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The Decemberists have been crafting brainy, oddball pop for almost 20 years. Sometimes the music they make is weirdly Jethro Tull influenced, sometimes the Portland-based outfit just sounds like a lost ’80s college rock band, and other times, such as on the group’s most recent release, “I’ll Be Your Girl,” they trod into brand new… Read More

NMF ’18: Talking Sister Rosetta, Revival Tents, and God With Paul Thorn

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Born and raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, the birthplace of another musician who played with themes of redemption, sex, and God in their music and performance, Paul Thorn has been playing music for a higher purpose ever since he started playing the tambourine in his father’s Pentecostal services at the age of three. He’s been a… Read More

DACO Opens ‘Creating the Illusion’ Exhibition May 19

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Opening on May 19, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio will showcase some of the most impressive and culturally relevant costumes from films of the past 30 years in their new exhibition “Creating the Illusion,” curated by Paramount Films archivist and former Ohio University Lancaster student Randall Thropp. The exhibition features everything from one of… Read More

Nelsonville Music Festival 2018: WOUB’s Playlist

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May 31-June 3 will mark the 2018 edition of the Nelsonville Music Festival on the grounds of Robbins Crossing in Nelsonville. Headliners include none other than George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, The Decemberists, Ani DiFranco, and The Black Angels. Although there are still more acts to be announced, it’s about time that you get to… Read More