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When Eric Goulden (known primarily as Wreckless Eric) answers my phone call on a Wednesday afternoon, he answers the phone as though I’m a fellow human being, which is a strikingly rarer occurrence for a journalist than one might think. “You’re coming in quite clear!” he says. “I’m just trying to do some nightmarish crap…… Read More
As Saharan rock grows in popularity, innovative Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar continues to create unique music that is finding a large, enthusiastic global audience. On Tuesday, October 1, Mdou Moctar will perform at The Union. Athens’ Water Witches will open the show. WOUB conducted a brief email interview with Moctar, which you can find below. … Read More
The annual Athens Community Arts and Music Festival will be a celebration of the arts on West Union Street between Congress and Court Streets in Athens, OH! The ACAMF features live music from Athens and beyond. It also features artists selling their various works, poetry, dance, improv, theater, film, non-profit arts organizations with arts activities,… Read More
Blackoutfest XXIII (The Wedding Edition) will take place Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27 at The Union. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to Taung Child and The Wastemen about performing at the event in the interviews embedded above. Check out the schedule for the event, below. THURSDAY (6 p.m.) DANA (Columbus) Absolutely Not (Chicago) Taung… Read More
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