WOUB Music Blog

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Thu, Sep 13, 2012 4:49 am

Zydeco music is one of those uniquely American roots music genres born in the melting pot of Southwest Louisiana.

It's an amalgamation of Cajun music, blues and R&B, sung in French or English, instrumentally led by a rocking accordion and percussively driven by a metal rubboard.

C.J. Chenier, the son of Zydeco pioneer Clifton Chenier (also known as the "King of Zydeco"), joined his father's band in 1978 at the age of 21. He played the saxophone in that prestigious ensemble, The Red Hot Louisiana Band, until his father's death in 1987. 

Mon, Sep 10, 2012 12:52 pm

Plenty of roots-rock, surf-rock, retro-rock and just plain old rock was on display last night at The Union when Portland, Oregon's Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside held court with support acts Samantha Crain and the The D-Rays. (PHOTOS)

Mon, Sep 10, 2012 3:41 pm

WOUB's Colin Roose reviews the Charleston, W.Va., band's Sept. 7 show at Casa Cantina.

Fri, Sep 7, 2012 4:13 pm

The Ohio University School of Music has announced that Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu, assistant professor of Piano at Bowling Green State University, will present a piano recital at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Glidden Recital Hall.

The recital will feature works by Jan Ladislav Dussek, Leoš Janáek and Charles Tomlinson Griffes.

Thu, Sep 6, 2012 3:08 pm

These days it seems like local music fans are spoiled for choice, and this weekend is no exception.

Blackout Booking and Peacock Productions, both known for bringing stellar entertainment to Southeast Ohio, will present Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside with special guests Samantha Crain and The D-Rays this Sunday, Sept. 9, at The Union.

Wed, Sep 5, 2012 1:45 pm

Emily Votaw delves into Animal Collective's new assortment of dense, washed-out, bizzare--and captivating--songs.

Mon, Sep 3, 2012 2:01 am

WOUB's Emily Votaw was treated to an evening of high-energy folk, power-pop and orchestral-rock during an ACRN-hosted show at Casa Cantina on Aug. 31.

Sat, Sep 1, 2012 11:42 am

On Friday, Aug. 31, Columbus, Ohio's The Spikedrivers performed at the Final Fridays art gala on Nelsonville's Public Square.

Check out a video of the band's performance, plus a photo slideshow of art exhibits at Majestic Galleries, The Paper Circle and Starbrick Galleries.