WOUB Music Blog

Music Blog

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.

Wed, Feb 13, 2013 9:35 pm

This Friday night, Donkey Coffee will host a number of spectacular local acts – all in the spirit of charity.

"Jonathan AID," which features Adam Remnant, Matt Moore, Sarah Green and Jake Householder, will raise funds for area resident Jonathan Young and his family.

Mon, Feb 11, 2013 10:17 am

In his four-and-a-half decade-long career, Richard Thompson has never rested on his laurels.

Like Neil Young, Dr. John, Bruce Springsteen or Bonnie Raitt, Thompson's output continues to stand comfortably alongside the hundreds of songs in his catalog, and most importantly, he continues to look forward and take chances.

Fri, Feb 8, 2013 11:29 am

Think piano pop with a soulful smudge of indie-blues and you have the sound of Michael Rinaldi-Eichenberg's clocksyellow#9, a 10-track ride of relationships gone wrong.

Don’t let the dark theme fool you, though. This album is pleasantly all over the place, with several songs sporting upbeat, catchy harmonies.