WOUB Music Blog

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Thu, May 17, 2012 11:22 am

In the weeks and months to come, WOUB will feature musicians and bands who will be performing at this year's Nelsonville Music Festival. Today, we're spotlighting Matador Records artist Kurt Vile.

Vile has been a rising star in the indie music scene since his first solo album, Constant Hitmaker, was released in 2008. Since then, his elegant, haunting songs have caught the attention of a wide audience.

Tue, Mar 27, 2012 8:36 pm

For the past year, Athens audiences have been enjoying The D-Rays' high-energy brand of reverb-soaked surf/garage rock. Now the band is poised to take its music far beyond the A-Town city limits.

Since forming at a company party in late 2010, guitarist Erick Coleman, bassist Missy Pence and drummer Maceo Gabbard have performed regularly in Athens, Columbus, Dayton and Marietta.

One notable show in Marietta included an opening slot for rockabilly stalwarts Southern Culture on the Skids, with The D-Rays bringing a little bit of Athens to the river city. Literally.

Wed, Nov 6, 2013 10:40 am

My wife and I recently watched season one of the Discovery Channel’s Flying Wild Alaska. If you haven’t seen it, each episode typically starts with a studio shot of the only local radio station in Unalakleet, Alaska: AM 930 KNSA.

It’s reminiscent of Northern Exposure's "Chris in the Morning" and even reminds me a little bit of WOUB's Radio Free Athens. "It’s a beautiful morning in downtown Unalakleet with a balmy high of minus-three degrees today…"

Wed, Jul 25, 2012 11:29 am

New York-based roots-swing group Miss Tess & The Bon Ton Parade recently stopped by our studios for the inaugural taping of Sessions at WOUB.

Produced by staff, faculty and students from WOUB and the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, the series will feature interviews and performances from local and regional bands, as well as national touring musicians.

Inspired by styles of vintage swing, blues, country and folk, Miss Tess has drawn comparisons to artists such as Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Peggy Lee and Chuck Berry.

Fri, Mar 23, 2012 10:34 am

Columbus-based folk-rock quartet Moon High performed at Donkey Coffee and Espresso on March 9 as part of the 6th annual Aquabear County Fair. The set featured songs from the band's newest LP, Six Suns, which was warmly received by the audience.

Fri, Mar 23, 2012 10:35 am

Ohio University-Chillicothe student Jordan Clark is looking to turn her passion for singing into her professional pursuit.

Clark, 20, recently recorded her debut CD, and she plans to take her ambitions to "Music City" and see how they play out.

Fri, Mar 23, 2012 10:36 am

Billed as "an awesome one-night only chance to see two headliners--a roots rock and folk extravaganza," two of Southeastern Ohio's favorite bands will share the stage this weekend at Marietta's Adelphia Music Hall. 

Since forming in 1999, Athens, Ohio-based Southeast Engine have recieved much critical attention in the past few years. After the release of their fifth recording, Canary, they appeared on NPR's Mountain Stage and were featured on NPR's World Cafe as the artists of the week.

Fri, Mar 23, 2012 10:36 am

This weekend, musicians from across Ohio will come to Athens to participate in a weekend of performance and workshops at the Athens Jazz Festival.

The festival is an annual tradition, but 2012 marks the first year Ohio University has been involved in the organization of the event.

"The reason the School of Music and the Performing Arts Series were brought in is because of the connections within the educational realm," said Michael Parkinson, director of the OU School of Music.