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A new source for local music has popped up in the form of an internet-only radio station. Upon visiting ohiohomegrownradio.com, visitors are greeted with a 24/7 audio stream featuring nothing but regional talent. Introducing listeners to quality “homegrown” music has been the station’s goal from the start, according to co-founder John Vince. Vince became acquainted… Read More
“My first two years of college, I really didn’t enjoy the town, or the scene, or any of the students. But there was one night in particular that I’ll never forget when it all changed.” It was Good Friday in 2009 when local musician Matt Moore found his place in Athens. He was strolling down… Read More
Some of the nation’s top literary figures, including a former U.S. Poet Laureate, are visiting Athens this week for the 30th annual Spring Literary Festival, hosted by the Creative Writing Program at Ohio University. The event, which takes place this Wednesday through Friday at Baker Center and Alden Library, is a change of pace from… Read More
Upon a click to Mae Klingler’s website, visitors are greeted with a pleasing yellow background and a clean, intricate doodle of an enormous tree, complete with birds, clouds and a small sun. Her voice rings in, sweet as honeysuckle. The lyrics of “Dragons” are imaginative and inspiring, building with sound as a poppy rhythm picks… Read More
Ohio University’s Theater Division is about to present its third show of the season: Marathon ’33, a unique and rarely performed piece by June Havoc, directed by Ohio University graduate student Aurora Held. Held was required to look for material to direct during the second year of her three-year Master’s degree program. After extensive searching,… Read More
'Tis the season for giving, and once again, Athens musicians are coming together to show support for local causes.
Hot on the heels of last weekend's benefit for Union Street employees, a dozen local bands are scheduled to perform at the fourth annual Benefest, a three-day festival set up to raise funds for The Gathering Place and the Stuart's Opera House After-School Music Program.
Athens County is well known as a hotbed of musical activity, with dozens of local bands releasing CDs and downloadable tracks on a regular basis. But few area songwriters have captured the feel of the region as well as Chris Keesey on his debut EP Dyin' Town.
The former drummer-turned guitarist/songwriter assembled an local all-star lineup for his first CD, featuring songs about his rural Ohio upbringing.
The second annual Hocktoberfest was held Oct. 4, 2014 at Robbins Crossing, located on the campus of Hocking College. The festival, sponsored by Rocky Brands and Hocking College, featured a full day of entertainment, outdoor skill demonstrations and hands-on activities. Video produced by Marlena Scott.
Stuart’s Opera House closed out its Free Summer Concert Series on Sept. 26 with a show from Portland, Oregon band Quiet Life. WOUB’s Marlena Scott caught up with Quiet Life front man Sean Spellman and filmed part of the band’s set.
There's no shortage of fall festivals in Southeast Ohio, especially this weekend. But there's only one area festival featuring many of today's best indie musicians (not to mention lumberjacks, bull riding, Columbus Zoo animals and fireworks): The second annual Hocktoberfest, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4 at Hocking College.
Sponsored by Rocky Brands and Hocking College, the free day-long fest is offering a jam-packed schedule of entertainment, including several notable up-and-coming bands.
Haffa’s Records transformed into a concert venue on Saturday, Sept. 6 when Aquabear Legion moved its 8th annual County Fair activities across West Union Street for the afternoon. The two-day event, mostly held at The Union Bar & Grill in Athens, featured more than a dozen acts from around Ohio. Saturday afternoon’s show included Athens… Read More
Motel Beds (photo provided) While it's tempting to say "you snooze, you lose" when referring to Motel Beds, the truth is you'll be kicking yourself if you miss this Friday's show at Central Venue. The critically acclaimed Dayton band, currently in the midst of a Midwest tour, is stopping in Athens on Sept. 12 for… Read More
Aquabear Legion’s dedication to spreading the Ohio music gospel continues this weekend as the Aquabear County Fair returns for an eighth year.
The event, which features 15 acts from Athens and around the state, takes place this Friday and Saturday at The Union Bar & Grill, with a Saturday afternoon in-store show at Haffa's Records.
Ohio University’s All-Campus Radio Network hosted its annual Lobsterfest last weekend, hosting a diverse group of acts from the East Coast, the Midwest and in the case of headliner Deerhoof, from California. The event, organized and run by ACRN’s Promotions Director Shane Riley, featured acts who were dispersed at different uptown venues throughout the weekend…. Read More
In the first of our series showcasing the more quirky student organizations at Ohio University, we talked to the members and dancers in the 'Jitterbug Club,' a swing dance club that meets weekly in Baker Center on the campus of Ohio University. The club has been in existence for 15 years, but president Maggie Miller… Read More