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Thu, Jul 19, 2012 11:58 am

The 8th annual Boogie on the Bricks summer street party kicks off this Saturday, July 21 at 1 p.m. with a few new additions to the schedule.

Fifteen bands will perform on two stages at opposite ends of Court Street, much in the same fashion as the Halloween block party.

One stage will be located at the intersection of Court and West Union Streets; the other at Court and West State Streets.

Local favorites such as Broken Ring, Sassafraz, and Elemental Groove Theory will be performing, along with popular regional groups such as The Spikedrivers and The Heartlanders.

Thu, Jul 19, 2012 9:18 am

Listen to performances and interviews from the 2012 Athens Rock Camp for Girls concert, held July 14 at ARTS/West in Athens, Ohio.

Wed, Jul 25, 2012 11:28 am

For the third installment of Sessions @ WOUB, we are proud to present acclaimed singer-songwriter Paul Thorn.

On this episode, Thorn performs three songs and shares some colorful stories with Crossing Boundaries host Mark Hellenberg.

Sun, Jul 15, 2012 12:17 pm

Brooklyn, N.Y., blues/rockabilly/swing band Gas House Gorillas performed at Pomeroy's "Rhythm on the River" series on Friday, July 13.

View photos and listen to audio of the band's performance.

Tue, Jul 10, 2012 1:59 pm

Dan Dreifort is a familiar character in the Athens music scene.

After 20 years of performing his original music in over 15 bands, Dreifort is no doubt a veteran to nearly every stage in uptown Athens.

Dreifort’s first group, Walrus, was formed way back in 1992 when he first arrived in Athens. Since then he has formed and fronted such notable Athens bands as Cactus Pears, Martizatic!, Vellumn, and Our Smiling Jesus Band. 

Fri, Jun 29, 2012 1:11 pm

Mark Hellenberg reviews the latest from Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do.

Wed, Jul 25, 2012 11:29 am

For the second installment in the Sessions @ WOUB series, we are proud to present the retro-country/western swing group The Sweetback Sisters.

Hailing from Brooklyn, N.Y., the band has been touring relentlessly since the release of their album, Chicken Ain't Chicken, in 2009.

Formed by Emily Miller and Zara Bode, the group's honky-tonk sound recalls legendary artists such as Patsy Cline, The Davis Sisters and Wanda Jackson, one of the band’s role models.

Thu, Jun 28, 2012 8:27 am

Fans of retro-soul/old-school R&B are in for a treat when Columbus, Ohio's Nick Tolford & Company return to The Union for a free show on Saturday, June 30.

No strangers to the Athens area, Tolford and his band were the sleeper hit at the 2011 Nelsonville Music Festival, playing two nights on the crowded Porch Stage.

The group also performed last September during the Stuart's Opera House Summer Concert Series and this past February to an enthusiastic crowd at The Union.