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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.
Music acts from around the region will meet at The Union Bar this weekend for the seventh year of Falloutfest, an event that showcases underground bands and solo artists. Falloutfest has something for almost any taste, as the three-night showcase involves bands with extremely varied styles and sounds. Musical genres range from soul to dancecore… Read More
On Friday, September 14, NYC-based art rockers Guerilla Toss released their third effort on James Murphy’s DFA Records, Twisted Crystal. The album feels like a nine-track journey, a sort of kaleidoscopic traipse around a colorful, undulating abyss of sound. From New Age themes delivered with all the tuneful hallmark constraint of kosmische Musik, such as “Walls… Read More
On Saturday, September 1, power pop legend Dwight Twilley performed at The Union, and WOUB’s Charles Hatcher was there to capture the action. Check out his photos of the show below.