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Tue, Nov 5, 2013 2:40 pm

Country and rock fans will find common ground when the OU Performing Arts Series welcomes platinum-selling artist Gretchen Wilson on Nov. 14. Wilson, who is primarily known as a country singer, is currently touring in support of her Under the Covers album, which features versions of rock songs by Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin and Jackson Browne, among others.

Fri, Sep 6, 2013 11:08 am

Ohio University’s School of Media Arts and Studies and School of Music will host Ira Kaplan, indie musician and frontman of Yo La Tengo, on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 2-3 p.m. at Glidden Music Hall.

Kaplan will visit Ohio University for an onstage interview about the story and 30-year success of Yo La Tengo.

Thu, Sep 5, 2013 4:28 pm

Stuart’s Opera House will welcome Asheville, N.C., band The Honeycutters on Friday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m.

The Americana group, which has performed twice at the Nelsonville Music Festival and at a backstage show at Stuart's, has been described by Mountain Xpress as "Old school country in the truest sense, free of twang and ten-gallon hats but full of real emotion, family history, quick wit and strong liquor."

Wed, Sep 4, 2013 12:02 pm

The annual Aquabear County Fair, a celebration of Ohio music, returns to Athens this weekend, featuring 14 local and regional bands. WOUB's Bryan Gibson talks with Aquabear Legion co-founder Brian Koscho about the Fair's origins, this year's lineup and why it's important to support local musical talent.

Tue, Sep 3, 2013 10:42 am

Students in a new club on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus are marching to the tune of a different drummer, except they are doing it with guitars. 

The S.T.R.U.M. (Students Teaching Rookie Undergraduate Musicians) Club started meeting last week. The club is for people of any interest or playing level, but especially those who don’t know how to play the guitar, but want to learn.

“We basically just decided there should be a club,” said OUL student Timmy Smith.

Wed, Aug 28, 2013 5:13 pm

Stuart's Opera House continues its Free Summer Concert Series this Friday with a show from noted singer-songwriter and blues revivalist Corey Harris. Harris is a musician whose projects link music of the African diaspora, from American blues to reggae to West African roots.

Thu, Aug 29, 2013 2:28 pm

After an eventful summer, area orchestral-rockers The Ridges are returning to their hometown this Saturday for a performance at Casa Cantina.

"We have an incredible fan base in Athens and we’re ready for a wild, cool night," said frontman Victor Rasgaitis.

The Ridges will be joined by two Columbus-based acts: Indigo Wild and The Weight of Whales.

Mon, Sep 2, 2013 5:18 pm

Stuart's Opera House has announced a new after-school music program starting this fall. The program's goal is for young adults to gain confidence by playing music, learn from area musicians and get hands-on experience by forming a band.

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