WOUB Music Blog

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Wed, Apr 9, 2014 4:17 pm

The Athens Jazz Festival returns this weekend, featuring a mix of educational clinics, free public concerts and an appearance by one of the world-renowned jazz drummer Carl Allen. Allen will perform with OU students and faculty during the fest, which runs Friday through Sunday at ARTS/West, Ohio University and Jackie O's.

Sun, Apr 6, 2014 7:26 am

Tuareg blues band Tinariwen returned to Stuart's Opera House on April 4 for a rousing concert that turned into a dance party, with several audience members making good use of the theater's orchestra pit.

We hope you enjoy these photos by WOUB student Brooke Herbert Hayes.

Fri, Apr 4, 2014 12:51 pm

Inspired by an empowering panel discussion on Women in the Music Business at this year’s South by Southwest trip, five female students in Ohio University's School of Media Arts and Studies formed a new student organization devoted to helping female students find mentorship, professional development, and networking in their music industry pursuits.

The name of this new student-run organization is Women in Music Industry at Ohio University or WIMI for short.

Tue, Apr 1, 2014 7:44 am

His innovative, driving sound has rumbled through concert halls and club venues all over the world.

Now, one lucky ticket-holder will have the chance to bring home that same melodic bass tone from the legendary Jack Casady.

Epiphone Guitars, the Athens Area Citizens for the Arts and Meigs County’s music mecca Fur Peace Ranch are teaming up to raffle off an Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass Guitar, signed by the bassist himself.

Mon, Mar 31, 2014 9:54 am

Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville presents two very different musical performances this week: Americana string band The Steel Wheels on Thursday, April 3 and Saharan blues band Tinariwen on Friday, April 4.

WOUB's Mark Hellenberg has a preview.

Fri, Mar 28, 2014 11:32 am

Several top-notch acts were added to the 2014 Nelsonville Music Festival lineup today, including Shovels and Rope, Valerie June, Kurt Vile & The Violators and St. Paul and the Broken Bones.

The festival, scheduled for May 29-June 1 at Hocking College, boasts more than 40 bands on three stages, along with camping, kids' activities, local artisan vendors and more.

Thu, Mar 27, 2014 11:58 am

Ohio University will welcome Sybarite5 to the Baker Center Theater on Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.

As the first string quintet ever selected as a winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in its 60-year history, the group is described as "a must see spring performance for all ages."

From Mozart to Radiohead, Sybarite5's eclectic repertoire and dynamic performance style has been attracting fans throughout the music world.

Thu, Mar 27, 2014 11:22 am

Nationally recognized Elvis tribute artist Dwight Icenhower will return to Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville on Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m.

Raised in Pomeroy, Ohio, Icenhower began his Elvis career by singing karaoke at a local fair when he was just 16 years old. Since then, he has become one of the very few Elvis tribute artists to make a full-time career out of performing, playing 4-5 shows weekly throughout the U.S.

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