WOUB Music Blog

Music Blog

Mon, Oct 1, 2012 9:21 am

Stuart's Opera House's Free Summer Concert Series came to a close on Friday, Sept. 28 with a performance by Athens' own Southeast Engine.

As the sun set on Nelsonville's Public Square, the band added to the eerie, yet exciting, atmosphere with its sometimes-dark, Apppalachian-tinged folk-rock.

Check out the video above for an excerpt of Southeast Engine's show, plus a few shots from Nelsonville's Final Fridays celebration.

Fri, Sep 28, 2012 10:05 am

Taj Mahal is a unique character in American roots music. Most people would initially regard him as a bluesman, steeped in country and Delta blues of the southern United States, but he is much more than that.

Since his first self-titled release in 1968, 70-year old Taj Mahal has released two dozen solo albums, eight live albums, and a dozen compilations. You can hear many of his various and numerous influences on those recordings.

Thu, Sep 27, 2012 9:56 am

Members of OU's Marching 110 talk about their recent halftime performance during the Bengals/Browns game at Paul Brown Stadium.

Wed, Sep 26, 2012 1:29 pm

When Athens band Dropdead Sons had $2,000 worth of equipment stolen from a practice space, the local music community decided to come to the rescue.

This Saturday, The Union will host The Stolen Gear Benefit. Dropdead Sons' Scott Winland talks to WOUB about recent events and this weekend's show.

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 10:15 am

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Uncle Buck’s Riding Stable and Dance Barn hosted the "Pig Roast and Paddle" fundraising event on behalf of Athens Building Industry Association and Raccoon Creek Partnership.

Live music at the event included Albany’s own Rarely Herd as well as electric bluesman Willie Phoenix from Columbus.

Though many were in attendance for The Rarely Herd’s bluegrass music, Willie Phoenix also received a warm welcome from the Uncle Buck’s crowd.

Sun, Sep 23, 2012 11:17 pm

Athens-based band Southeast Engine kicked off its fall tour with a Sept. 20 show at Casa Cantina, joined by Dayton, Ohio's Tim Pritchard and the Boxcar Suite.

Fri, May 17, 2013 4:44 pm

Crossing Boundaries host Mark Hellenberg talks with Asthmatic Kitty recording artist Shannon Stephens, who performs a few songs with her accompanist Andrew Rudd. (VIDEO)

Thu, Sep 20, 2012 2:25 pm

If there are two things that undeniably add to the charm of any room, they’ve gotta be kitties and mops.

Casa Cantina benefitted from the presence of both during an odd Tuesday night show.

Sure, Sleepy Kitty's volume would send most felines running for the hills, and the mop in this particular case was actually local strat-janglers M.O.P. (no relation to the early 2000s hip-hop duo Billy Danze and Lil’ Fame), but you get the point.