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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.
South Beach may be notorious for volleyball and sunbathing undergraduates, but on Saturday, the Ohio University-maintained space hosted the third and final performance of Lobsterfest 2012. A sparse crowd gathered to catch Fat History Month's early afternoon set, collectively garbed in various shades and weights of flannel due to the unseasonably cool temperatures. Fat History… Read More
Mindy Braasch was the first, as well as the youngest, performer at last night’s ACRN-sponsored Lobsterfest show at Casa Cantina. Besides recently wrapping up her high school career, she also won Best Acoustic Act at the Athens High School Battle of the Bands in March. On Friday, Braasch moved seamlessly through originals and a few… Read More
It was almost a quarter to 11 p.m. last night when Whirl, the first act slated to perform at the All Campus Radio Network's annual Lobsterfest, began their hour-long set at The Union. As Ty Owen and Matt Umland slowly arranged their piles of electronic equipment, an interesting mix of townies and college-aged folks accumulated… Read More
Technical skill doesn’t make a band and it certainly doesn’t make a rock band. But sometimes it can make a group of musicians stand out from the pack of new acts constantly trying to "make it." Such is the case with Riley, a band from Dayton, Ohio, with a remarkable sound that infuses precise guitar… Read More
If there were any recurring themes at this year's Nelsonville Music Festival (besides groovy tunes), they were probably: heat, hippies/hipsters and a very low probability of getting into the No-Fi Cabin. The beautiful old schoolhouse is the perfect setting for a completely acoustic performance, but its small space precludes many people from seeing some amazing… Read More
It felt awfully intimate when Jorma Kaukonen took the Main Stage at the Nelsonville Music Festival on Saturday afternoon. Accompanied by his fellow Hot Tuna bandmate Barry Mitterhoff, the pair skillfully plucked through a number of bluesy, folksy numbers to a sparse crowd mostly made up of baby boomers. At times it was hard to… Read More
Is there a better way to start a day than with some early morning mandolin antics from Andrew Bird? Starting around 10 a.m. this morning, Bird took to the stage on his lonesome in front of a groggy crowd, whipping through a series of originals and playful covers. Dressed like a true rockstar–sleeves, long pants… Read More
When Kurt Vile and the Violators took the main stage at the Nelsonville Music festival last night, they easily could have been mistaken for a group of shaggy high schoolers. With his shoulder-length locks and Joey Ramone-style hair shield, Vile greeted the audience before plowing into an original that sounded a little like J. Mascis… Read More
There’s something fitting about a little Americana to kick off the start of a music festival tucked in the rolling hills of Appalachia. Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons did just that when they opened the Porch Stage performances for the slowly filling-in crowd at Hocking College's Robbins Crossing. Perley and her Moons have a… Read More