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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.

Thu, Aug 22, 2013 2:48 pm

Hundreds of music fans and art aficionados are expected to gather this weekend for Traysh Island, a two-day festival in Chesterhill, Ohio. The event, a celebration of Conrad Freiburg's 11-sided observatory Woodshed, will feature nearly 20 bands at the Jeffers Tree Farm.

Wed, Aug 21, 2013 10:17 am

A member of The David Mayfield Parade grew up in Lancaster and is excited to perform for his hometown and family when the band plays at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus on Sept. 13.

“I really look forward to playing in Lancaster,” said bassist Evan Parker. “I cut my teeth in that town. I learned how to play the bass in that town. My best friends and closest friends still live there. Everything about my life is generally rooted around Lancaster.”

The David Mayfield Parade plays a style of music that Parker admits is hard to describe.

Tue, Aug 20, 2013 12:24 pm

Four thousand people visited Rootwire Music Festival at Kaeppner’s Woods this past weekend in what organizers are calling the biggest and best one so far.

Tue, Aug 20, 2013 11:48 am

On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, WOUB's Jessica Makosky talks with members of area band Skattoo about their debut CD, One Shot, and plays tracks from the album. (AUDIO)

Sat, Aug 17, 2013 5:39 pm

Some of those attending Parade of the Hills on Friday were treated to more than three hours of stringed melodies during the annual Ohio State Fiddling Contest at Stuart’s Opera House.

The annual competition brings fiddlers from around Ohio and across the country for the chance to move on the National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest and Festival held in Weiser, Idaho.

Nearly 30 fiddlers competed on the historic Stuart’s stage on Friday evening ranging from elementary students to grandparents.

Thu, Aug 15, 2013 12:56 pm

When Athens musician Adam Remnant was offered a few opening slots for Bill Fox--one of his musical heroes--he jumped at the chance.

"I discovered Bill Fox a few years ago when my brother Jesse introduced me to his record Shelter from the Smoke," said Remnant. "I became obsessed with that record pretty quickly. It has so many elements I love: Beatle-worthy melodies, Dylanesque lyrics, quality homespun production and Bill Fox's cool voice."