WOUB Music Blog

Music Blog

Sat, Dec 14, 2013 10:06 am

WOUB contributor John McVicker shares his top music picks of 2013, including reissued albums by Paul Chambers, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

Fri, Dec 13, 2013 4:10 am

OU students are leaving Athens en masse for winter break, but that doesn't mean things are going to quiet down. On the contrary, Athens bands are planning to raise the volume--and funds for music education--with a little help from their friends. This Saturday, The Union and Jackie O's will be teeming with Beatles fans as Lennon Fest celebrates its 14th year.

Fri, Dec 13, 2013 9:21 am

Keith Hanlon, a Columbus-based musician, recording engineer and Ohio University alumnus, shares his top music picks of 2013, including albums by David Bowie, My Bloody Valentine and Prefab Sprout.

Thu, Dec 12, 2013 11:58 am

Missy Pence and Erick Coleman of Athens surf-rock band The D-Rays share their top music picks of 2013, including albums by Neko Case, Man or Astro Man? and Skeletonwitch.

Wed, Dec 11, 2013 12:21 pm

When Mary Jane McKinley was told in the 1940s that she couldn’t become a band director because she was a woman, she didn’t let that stop her.

Instead, she enlisted the help of two Ohio University professors who “championed” her cause, as she once put it, and who voluntarily provided her with the instruction she needed for the degree she so desired.

Wed, Dec 11, 2013 10:20 am

The Stuart's Opera House marketing director and Aquabear Legion co-founder shares his top music picks of 2013, including albums by Water Liars, Endless Boogie and Supernobody.

Tue, Dec 10, 2013 3:12 pm

Stuart’s Opera House is now accepting applications for students interested in becoming a part of the Stuart’s After School Music Program.

The new session starts Jan. 6, 2014 and Athens County students ages 13-18 are encouraged to enroll.

Students will learn to play instruments (guitar, drums, bass, keyboards, vocals and more) and receive instruction from area musicians and teachers. No previous experience is needed.

In addition to music, the program offers homework help, along with reading and writing enrichment based on music and art.

Tue, Dec 10, 2013 11:44 am

The longtime Radio Free Athens DJ shares his top music picks of 2013, including albums from Tim Easton, Mazzy Star and Black Sabbath.

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