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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.
The one and only Dwight Twilley will perform at The Union on Saturday, September 1. The show will include performances by Shilpa Ray, Mobile Home, and the Blam Blams. Tickets are available now. Sometime in 1967, Twilley and his longtime musical partner Phil Seymour met at a screening of The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night,… Read More
Scott Winland of Blackout Booking and The Union and Kelly Lawrence of ARTS/West are doing what they can to make Athens an “arts destination.” The duo are two of the people behind the first ever Athens Community Art and Music Festival, which is slated to take place in uptown Athens August 17-18. For over 20… Read More
Blackoutfest XXII took place July 26-28 at The Union, and WOUB’s Jordan Kelley was on the scene to document the action. Take a look at his photos from the event below.
Kicking off Thursday, July 26, Blackoutfest XXII, The Union’s annual birthday party celebration will bring a number of nationally recognized rock acts into Athens for three nights of diverse rock ‘n’ roll fun. “(Blackoutfest) started simply as a birthday party show for a few union employees who had April birthdays and played in bands. Those… Read More