WOUB Music Blog

Music Blog

Mon, Mar 4, 2013 7:30 am

Ohio University Zanesville will welcome Joseph Van Hassel to the stage on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Elson Hall Auditorium.

Van Hassel is well-versed in a wide variety of musical styles, including contemporary, orchestral, world, marching and jazz. His performance will consist of music for solo percussion instruments.

He will be performing pieces on vibraphone, snare drum with electronic accompaniment, orchestra bells with spoken text, and bass drum.

The music features a mix of more "modern" sounding pieces and music that is more immediately accessible.

Fri, Mar 1, 2013 2:27 pm

The University of Rio Grande's School of Fine Arts will present two short operas by the American composer Giancarlo Menotti on March 2 and March 3.

Voice students of Adjunct Professor Valerie Tanner will perform Menotti's The Telephone and The Medium in the Bob Evans Farm Hall rotunda at 7 p.m.

The operas will feature Lucia Colley, Erica Cuckler, Aryn Gritter, Andy Knipp and Ally Waddell, along with Mrs. Tanner and James Sundquist on piano.

Fri, Mar 1, 2013 12:08 pm

Singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell's new album Child Ballads, a collection of traditional songs from the Anglo-American folk tradition, is a collaboration with her friend Jefferson Hamer.

However, these aren't children's songs. In fact, most of these dark tales would send a child into therapy for a lifetime.

Tue, Feb 26, 2013 1:20 pm

Emily Votaw talks with WHRL's Matt Umland and Ty Owen about life, the universe and everything.

Fri, Feb 22, 2013 2:47 am


For over 10 years, Donkey Coffee has hosted up-and-coming songwriters in its back room. This Saturday the coffeehouse will showcase two more extraordinary artists: 12 year-old Aubree Riley from Athens, Ohio, and Lucie Zara from London, England.

Both young ladies are quirky singer-songwriters with a unique musical quality all their own.

To all outward appearances, Aubree Riley is an average sixth-grader. Yet to her family and close friends, she's a self-taught songbird with a yearning for the spotlight.

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 10:44 am

On Feb. 24 Central Venue will host its second Slow Down Sunday, a locavore potluck event featuring music from J.D. Hutchison, Todd Burge and Kelly Latimore, along with a photography exhibit by Charles Yesenczki.

Fri, Feb 15, 2013 4:07 pm

If recent trends are anything to go by, the vinyl LP--the large, sometimes crackly predecessor to the CD--is making a comeback.

Starting this weekend, local record store denizens will have one more piece of wax to add to their collections: Athens band Hex Net is releasing an LP version of its debut, Future Holds.

Thu, Feb 14, 2013 11:29 am

The best day of the year is almost upon us: The Aquabear Legion Pancake Breakfast is being held on Sunday, Feb. 17 at United Campus Ministry, located at 18 North College Street, Athens, Ohio.

Once again Aquabear Legion is partnering with area food producers and businesses to make the meal all-local, including Shagbark Seed & Mill, Snowville Creamery, Sticky Pete’s Maple Syrup, Donkey Coffee, Fluff Bakery & Catering, Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery, and King Family Farm.