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Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:57 am

Our year-end "best of" lists continue on woub.org with Radio Free Athens DJ Doug "Rat" Brooks.

Brooks shares some of his favorite albums of 2014, including releases by Shovels & Rope, Supernobody and Lydia Loveless.

Wed, Dec 17, 2014 3:17 pm

Athens-based Ohio music and art collective Aquabear Legion will release a double LP compilation featuring 24 Ohio bands in spring 2015.

The organization launched an Indiegogo page to fund the project through a pre-order, featuring not only the record release but also limited edition posters, colored vinyl and more.

Aquabear 2015 will include music from 24 bands hailing from Athens, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Yellow Springs and Cincinnati.

Wed, Dec 17, 2014 1:59 pm

"Rise of the Phoenix," the latest in a series of benefits to aid fire-damaged businesses on West Union Street in Athens, is scheduled for Dec. 18, featuring 20 local acts at four uptown venues.

WOUB talked with organizer Hil Hackworth, who set up the event to assist The Union Bar & Grill's rebuilding efforts.

Wed, Dec 17, 2014 11:30 am

Each December, WOUB asks its staff, volunteers and contributors to share their year-end "best of" lists on woub.org.

Today, Athens singer-songwriter Liz Pahl singles out some of her favorite musical moments of 2014, including albums by Beck, Angel Olsen and Courtney Barnett.

Tue, Dec 16, 2014 5:04 pm

This is the sixth in a series of year-end blog posts by WOUB staff, volunteers and contributors. Check out all of this year's lists at this link.

This has been my favorite year for new music in quite some time. The first seven albums on this list could all be my #1 choice, depending on what mood I'm in.

1. Manipulator by Ty Segall

Thu, Dec 18, 2014 9:54 am

Columbus-based bluegrass band Out of Mind stopped by the WOUB studios to amaze the Showdown audience with their magnificent picking prowess.

The group, which regularly performs around Ohio, visited WOUB's Studio A on Dec. 7.

Band members include Scott Adkins, Brandon Fox, Daniel Phelps and Lisa Fox.

Visit Out of Mind's Facebook page for more information.

Mon, Dec 15, 2014 2:06 pm

This is the fifth in a series of year-end blog posts by WOUB staff, volunteers and contributors. Check out all of this year's lists at this link.

The Men, Tomorrow’s Hits


I feel pretty confident in saying The Men are the best rock and roll band around right now and that this is my album of the year.

Fri, Dec 12, 2014 1:11 pm

Our series of year-end music blog posts continues with Athens musician, OU School of Media Arts & Studies lecturer and recording studio owner Josh Antonuccio.

Antonuccio shares his top music picks of 2014, including albums by The War on Drugs, Courtney Barnett, Sharon Van Etten and many others.

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