WOUB Music Blog

Music Blog

Tue, Dec 9, 2014 12:41 pm

Every December, WOUB asks its staff and volunteers to share their year-end music picks.

We're kicking off our 2014 "best of" lists with Ohio University Associate Professor and veteran record producer Eddie Ashworth, who recommends albums by Sturgill Simpson, St. Vincent, Hurray for the Riff Raff and many others.

Mon, Dec 8, 2014 3:41 pm

The Ohio University Zanesville Choral Union will present its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the Elson Hall auditorium.

The campus’ oldest performing arts group will be celebrating its 14th season under the direction of its conductor, Charles Savage.

Mon, Dec 8, 2014 11:33 am

Many of Athens County's most talented performers entertained a receptive audience last night during the Stuart's Opera House Winter Fundraiser.

The annual concert featured classic songs, holiday favorites and comedy skits performed by Alex Couladis, Sharell Arocho, Andy Stone and Bill L'Heureux, Cecilia Rinaldi, Angela Blair, Giles Lee, Celeste Parsons and the Legends Band.

Thu, Dec 4, 2014 11:50 am

Stuart's Opera House will host its winter fundraiser this Sunday at 7 p.m., featuring classic songs and seasonal favorites from local celebrities, actors and musicians.

Winners of Stuart's fundraiser raffle will be announced, plus hors d'oeuvres and holiday cocktails will be offered.

Thu, Dec 4, 2014 12:55 pm

'Tis the season for giving, and once again, Athens musicians are coming together to show support for local causes.

Hot on the heels of last weekend's benefit for Union Street employees, a dozen local bands are scheduled to perform at the fourth annual Benefest, a three-day festival set up to raise funds for The Gathering Place and the Stuart's Opera House After-School Music Program.

Wed, Dec 3, 2014 12:11 pm

On Nov. 16, flames erupted on West Union Street in Athens, just hours after local band Blond finished their set at The Union Bar and Grill. While no one was in the bar at the time of the fire, Blond ended up losing all of their instruments, valued at nearly $3000.

Now another band is offering assistance. Proceeds from Injecting Strangers' new single, "Last Night at The Union," will help Blond replace their musical equipment. The song is now available for download from the Cincinnati band's Bandcamp page.

Tue, Nov 25, 2014 8:28 pm

According to the GoFundMe page for the Union Street Fire Employee Relief, more than $44,000 has been raised by 750 people in just eight days. Now Athens musicians are stepping up.

The first of three benefits has been scheduled for this Saturday at Casa Cantina, featuring 10 of Athens' best-known bands and 100% of the proceeds going to Union Street employees affected by the Nov. 16 fire.

Sun, Nov 30, 2014 12:30 pm

Ohio University will host a Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 at the Baker University Center Ballroom A.

Madafo, a storyteller and musician, will perform during the celebration.