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The Crooked Spines Release ‘Bent Out of Shape’

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 Memories can be slippery things, something that The Crooked Spines‘ frontman and chief songwriter Conor Stratton knows all too well, and has expressed poignantly, in the band’s first single, “Bent Out of Shape,” from their second forthcoming full-length, Coyote Laugh. Listen to it embedded above. The song goes public today, although WOUB had the privilege of… Read More

Speak With Lilly Martin Spencer in Lancaster March 3

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On Sunday, March 3, visitors to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio will have the opportunity to “speak” to artist Lilly Martin Spencer, who is the subject of the museum’s latest exhibition, “Lilly’s World.” Spencer herself passed away in 1902, but Robin Schuricht, an Education Specialist at the Ohio History Connection, will act as Lilly,… Read More

13th Annual Colony Short Film Fest to Feature ‘The Price of Free’

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Friday, March 1 through Saturday, March 2 mark the 13th Annual Colony Short Film Festival, which will take place at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta. The festival is intended to spotlight independent short films from around the globe, and this year the event is highlighting The Price of Free, the winner of the 2018 Sundance… Read More

Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra Headed to Peoples Bank Theatre March 1

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The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra will bring their unique live show to the Peoples Bank Theatre on Friday, March 1 starting at 7 p.m. WOUB’s Emily Votaw interviewed the director of the group, Andrew Greene, about the formation of what the Washington Post called “the premiere ragtime ensemble in America,” in the interview embedded above. 

A Reflection of Home: Charles Wesley Godwin’s ‘Seneca’

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Earlier this month, Morgantown, West Virginia’s Charles Wesley Godwin released his solo debut, Seneca. The album is an achingly intimate portrait of life in Appalachia — from the region’s deeply characteristic landscape to the rich sense of family that is a celebrated part of Appalachian culture. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to Godwin in the interview embedded… Read More

The Gathering Place to Hold Fifth Annual Community Illumination Event Feb. 28

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On Thursday, February 28 starting at 4:30 p.m., The Gathering Place will hold their fifth annual Community Illumination event, taking place at Central Venue (29 East Carpenter Street, Athens). The event is an annual advocacy one for community mental health awareness for the organization, which has been serving the region for over 40 years. There… Read More

MELTED 2019: Defining Psychedelia with Noel Von Harmonson of Heron Oblivion

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On Sunday, February 24, California’s Heron Oblivion will perform at Melted, a psychedelic rock festival that has been organized by the Nelsonville Music Festival and Archie Fox Live. The band is what one could easily categorize as a “psych-rock supergroup,” as every member was a part of the mid-2000s psychedelic rock scene in various capacities…. Read More