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Tue, Dec 23, 2014 2:23 pm

This is the 12th 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.

As usual, my listening habits have been scattered everywhere this year. I will often binge on an artist's catalog, and this year was no different.

Mon, Dec 22, 2014 6:17 pm

Our series of year-end "best of" blog posts continue with Athens musician and Haffa's Records co-owner Andrew Lampela.

Lampela's top picks include several albums by Ohio bands, including Motel Beds, Connections, Wussy and WV White.

Mon, Dec 22, 2014 4:54 pm

This is the 10th 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.

For me, 2014 was a return to regular radio after a hiatus, while finishing The Phantom Sessions recording of original music.

I managed to broadcast Jewelbox Radio on KKCR (Kaua'i Community Radio) throughout the first half of the year, and weekly all summer long on WDRT in Southwest Wisconsin, near my hometown.

Sun, Dec 21, 2014 9:51 am

This is the ninth 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.

Every so often throughout its brief existence, rock is pronounced over and done with by a handful of very knowledgeable artists, critics or record execs that, by now, ought to know better. 

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.

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