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Wed, Jun 6, 2012 2:50 pm

The sound of guitars and the smell of ribs are about to engulf the little village of Chesterhill, Ohio.

Now in its fifth year, Ribs, Rhythm & Blues is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, featuring The Silky Ray Band and Vinnie & The Lubricators.

Delicious food and top-notch entertainment have made this a successful event, which is a fundraiser for the Union Hall Theater.

Mon, Jun 4, 2012 10:54 am

South Beach may be notorious for volleyball and sunbathing undergraduates, but on Saturday, the Ohio University-maintained space hosted the third and final performance of Lobsterfest 2012.

A sparse crowd gathered to catch Fat History Month's early afternoon set, collectively garbed in various shades and weights of flannel due to the unseasonably cool temperatures.

Fat History Month is a Boston-based drone-rock duo with a fuzzy lo-fi sound that would make Thurston Moore proud.

Sat, Jun 2, 2012 4:54 pm

Mindy Braasch was the first, as well as the youngest, performer at last night’s ACRN-sponsored Lobsterfest show at Casa Cantina.

Besides recently wrapping up her high school career, she also won Best Acoustic Act at the Athens High School Battle of the Bands in March.

On Friday, Braasch moved seamlessly through originals and a few covers, most notably Train’s "Drops of Jupiter." While the songs were expertly executed, renditions of Train songs were not quite what the Lobsterfest audience was expecting.

Fri, Jun 1, 2012 2:19 pm

It was almost a quarter to 11 p.m. last night when Whirl, the first act slated to perform at the All Campus Radio Network's annual Lobsterfest, began their hour-long set at The Union.

As Ty Owen and Matt Umland slowly arranged their piles of electronic equipment, an interesting mix of townies and college-aged folks accumulated around the stage, ready for the kick-off to the weekend’s festivities.

Fri, Jun 1, 2012 2:57 pm

The Rolling Stones are inarguably one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Their combination of rough English boy blues, infused with an even rougher attitude, has yet to be matched.

Therefore, it only makes sense that The Stones would have some fans who are inarguably great. 

This Saturday, The Union is hosting the second annual "Keithfest," featuring a wide array of local bands, all playing in memory of Bryan Keith Winland, who passed away in 2008.

Wed, May 30, 2012 3:13 pm

Seattle-based singer/songwriter Shannon Stephens stopped by the WOUB studios today to play a few songs and chat with Crossing Boundaries host Mark Hellenberg.

Shannon and her drummer Andrew Rudd were in Athens to play a house show with Southeast Engine's Adam Remnant and local songstress Liz Pahl.

Stephens is currently touring the U.S. in support of her third album, Pull It Together (Asthmatic Kitty) which features a duet with Bonnie "Prince" Billy, who covered Stephens' "I'll Be Glad," on his album Lie Down in the Light.

Tue, May 29, 2012 9:08 am

The Ohio University Zanesville Choral Union will present its Spring Term Concert on Friday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elson Hall auditorium. 

This term’s singers consist of sopranos: Amanda Lanning of Nashport and Lisa Sharp of South Zanesville; Alto Chelsea Howard of Zanesville; Tenors: Charles Dembecki of Newark, Chas. Harn of Zanesville, and Ross Love of Cambridge; and Basses: Bryce Love and Jared Williams of Cambridge. 

Song selections include Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gallina, Copland, Schram, and Moore.

Fri, May 25, 2012 7:29 pm

Technical skill doesn’t make a band and it certainly doesn’t make a rock band. But sometimes it can make a group of musicians stand out from the pack of new acts constantly trying to "make it."

Such is the case with Riley, a band from Dayton, Ohio, with a remarkable sound that infuses precise guitar licks and jazz styling into something quite unique.

"We are really trying to make music for people who like music," said Eric Bluebaum, the band’s front man. Bluebaum went on to further explain the specific demographic he is targeting with his complex tunes.