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On Saturday, June 15, The Union will host a celebration of the life of Ivan Faske, the legendary owner of the beloved Athens ’70s-’80s bar and nightlife venue Swanky’s. Faske passed September 16, 2018 after a three-year-long struggle with cancer. The event will feature performances by The Wingnuts, Hotcakes, The Come On, Come Ons, Mimi… Read More
Black Belt Eagle Scout is the musical project of Katherine Paul, a Portland-based multi-instrumentalist. On Monday, April 22, WCLI and Blackout Booking will present Black Belt Eagle Scout at The Union, joined by opening acts Sweat Workers and Burger Big. “Having this identity—radical indigenous queer feminist—keeps me going. My music and my identity come from… Read More
Tobin Sprout performed at The Union on Friday, March 15, 2019. WOUB’s Emily Votaw was there to capture the performance, and her photos are below.
Tobin Sprout, one of Ohio’s great rock ‘n’ roll heroes, studied art right here at Ohio University in the late ’70s. He even recalls trudging up Jeff Hill in the wintertime! Sprout might be known best as the secondary major songwriter for indie rock gods Guided By Voices, serving as both a foil for frontman… Read More
Counterfeit Madison, Sweat Workers, and The Crooked Spines graced the stage of The Union on Saturday, February 2 in a lineup presented by Blackout Booking and WLCI Radio. WOUB’s Baxter Turain was there to capture the action, check out their photos below.
WLCI Hocking College Radio and Blackout Booking have assembled an eclectic lineup for their first major show of the spring 2019 semester on Saturday, January 19 at The Union. Headliners Mourning [A] BLKstar hail from Cleveland, and will bring with them the breath-taking, hyper-emotive, genre-defying music from their most recent release, The Garner Poems. Athens’… Read More
On October 26, 2018, Cleveland’s Mourning [A] BLKstar released The Garner Poems, a sonically dense, gorgeously realized concoction that poetically reckons with a wealth of societal evils all while experimenting with a wide range of soundscapes. The work takes its name from the memory of Eric Garner, a black man who was brutally murdered by… Read More
Hocking College Radio (WLCI) and Blackout Booking have teamed up once again to present three days of rock ‘n’ roll and goodwill, an endeavor known as Benefest. The event will take place at The Union and Casa Cantina, kicking off on Thursday, November 29 at Casa Cantina. The event is organized by Hocking College students… Read More
Ohio University’s student-run radio station, ACRN, will host its first ever Battle of the Bands competition on Friday, November 16 bringing a diverse range of musical acts on stage at The Union. Seven local bands, with musical styles ranging from rap to funk, will take the stage for 15-minute sets Friday night, including Infinite Improbability… Read More
This past weekend marked the seventh year of Falloutfest at The Union, featuring the likes of Diet Cig, Guerilla Toss, Mourning [A] Blkstar, DANA, The Molice, Lung, and many more. Check out the photos of the event taken by WOUB’s photographers above.