WOUB Music Blog

Music Blog

Sun, Jul 22, 2012 3:16 pm

Athens' annual Boogie on the Bricks street party took place Saturday with over 10 hours of local, regional and out-of-state music.

Court Street was packed for much of the day, with attendance peaking near the end of the night when headliners Big Sam’s Funky Nation took the Court & West State stage, followed by local group Elemental Groove Theory.

This slideshow includes some of the performers at this year's event, including Bright At Night, Sassafraz featuring Dysfunktional Family, The Spikedrivers, The Heartlanders, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Elemental Groove Theory.

Sat, Jul 21, 2012 5:24 pm

Clarence Spady performed at "Rhythm on the River" in Pomeroy, Ohio, on Friday, July 20, marking the fourth performance of this year’s concert series.

Headquartered at the Court Street Grill, the Pomeroy Blues and Jazz Society has hosted the series at the Riverside Amphitheatre for the past 13 years.

Before Spady took the stage on Friday, Rhythm on the River founder and Court Street Grill owner Jackie Welker spoke of the impact Clarence’s music has had on Pomeroy.

Thu, Jul 19, 2012 9:18 am

Listen to performances and interviews from the 2012 Athens Rock Camp for Girls concert, held July 14 at ARTS/West in Athens, Ohio.

Wed, Jul 25, 2012 11:28 am

For the third installment of Sessions @ WOUB, we are proud to present acclaimed singer-songwriter Paul Thorn.

On this episode, Thorn performs three songs and shares some colorful stories with Crossing Boundaries host Mark Hellenberg.

Sun, Jul 15, 2012 12:17 pm

Brooklyn, N.Y., blues/rockabilly/swing band Gas House Gorillas performed at Pomeroy's "Rhythm on the River" series on Friday, July 13.

View photos and listen to audio of the band's performance.

Tue, Jul 10, 2012 1:59 pm

Dan Dreifort is a familiar character in the Athens music scene.

After 20 years of performing his original music in over 15 bands, Dreifort is no doubt a veteran to nearly every stage in uptown Athens.

Dreifort’s first group, Walrus, was formed way back in 1992 when he first arrived in Athens. Since then he has formed and fronted such notable Athens bands as Cactus Pears, Martizatic!, Vellumn, and Our Smiling Jesus Band. 

Fri, Jun 29, 2012 1:11 pm

Mark Hellenberg reviews the latest from Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do.

Wed, Jul 25, 2012 11:29 am

For the second installment in the Sessions @ WOUB series, we are proud to present the retro-country/western swing group The Sweetback Sisters.

Hailing from Brooklyn, N.Y., the band has been touring relentlessly since the release of their album, Chicken Ain't Chicken, in 2009.

Formed by Emily Miller and Zara Bode, the group's honky-tonk sound recalls legendary artists such as Patsy Cline, The Davis Sisters and Wanda Jackson, one of the band’s role models.