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Victor Rasgaitis' group The Ridges has performed with numerous bands in cities and towns throughout the U.S. However, few of those bands had ever set foot in Athens, Ohio.
Rasgaitis is hoping to change that with "The Ridges Present," a new concert series debuting this Thursday at Casa Cantina.
Rock concerts typically allow the audience to leave the venue feeling like they "know" the performers more intimately than they did before the show. Not Morrissey. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Morrissey finally performed at Columbus’ LC Pavilion after cancelling his October 2012 date. Although diehard fans were upset over missing a highly anticipated performance from… Read More
2012 was quite a year, but I can’t say it was great for music (four words: Daniel Johnston, Space Ducks). However, I did discover a number of incredible albums, contemporary and otherwise: Michachu and The Shapes, Never: Mica Levi (stage name "Micachu") is a very strange, very androgynous British woman who has been making artsy,… Read More
Between the large number of bands and venues, it can be hard to keep track of what's happening in Athens.
Recently, local music aficionado Aaron Trout tried to simplify matters by starting the "Athens Music Scene" website and companion Facebook page.
Human Cannonball's Jesse Remnant talks about his band's long-awaited new album, Let's Be Friends, a collage of powerpop melodies, catchy guitar hooks and sweet harmonies, all fueled by a driving rhythm section. (VIDEO)
Over the past decade, Michael Render, better known as Killer Mike, has made some incredible contributions to the modern rap and hip-hop scene by preaching political observations over sleek and well-constructed beats. That ability to use rap to accurately portray the hardships of Americans in the now, while still making those tracks completely and utterly… Read More
Last spring, the OU Wind Symphony gathered in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium to start recording its first-ever CD.
Now, after eight months of hard work, the group will reconvene in that same hall to celebrate the release of its album, titled Mothership.
Tromboteam!, a group made up of music educators, is using the Kickstarter funding platform to commission original pieces for trombone.
Emily Votaw talked with Sarah Paradis, visiting assistant professor of trombone at Ohio University, about the quintet's future plans.
Athens-based band Southeast Engine kicked off its fall tour with a Sept. 20 show at Casa Cantina, joined by Dayton, Ohio's Tim Pritchard and the Boxcar Suite.
If there are two things that undeniably add to the charm of any room, they’ve gotta be kitties and mops. Casa Cantina benefitted from the presence of both during an odd Tuesday night show. Sure, Sleepy Kitty's volume would send most felines running for the hills, and the mop in this particular case was actually… Read More