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Tue, May 8, 2012 11:55 am

Big things are happening for Mind Fish, one of the most distinct indie-pop acts to spring from Athens' pool of ever-changing indie-pop acts.

Within weeks, the band will say goodbye to Athens and front man Dean Tartaglia will hit the road with Detroit-area retro-rockers The Sights, opening for actor Jack Black's comedy band Tenacious D.

The band’s Athens residency will come to a close on Wednesday, May 16 with a gig at The Union.

Fri, May 4, 2012 7:21 pm

Seth Riddlebarger and Tim Peacock are no strangers to the Athens music scene. Having played in a myriad of musical acts over the past decade, the pair recently joined forces under the name Hex Net.

"Hex Net is basically made up of Tim and I, and a few other rotating characters," said Riddlebarger, who serves as the band’s front man and guitarist.

Thu, May 17, 2012 11:19 am

When it was announced earlier this week that Washington, D.C., hardcore legends Bad Brains had canceled their Nelsonville Music Festival appearance, one could almost hear the groans of disappointment from area music fans.

Fortunately, Stuart’s Opera House found another legendary group to fill their shoes.

It was announced today that Dayton, Ohio's Guided by Voices (GBV) will join the 2012 schedule, closing out the Friday night lineup.

Wed, May 2, 2012 9:47 am

The Ohio University Symphony Orchestra is teaming up with the OU New Music Ensemble to present an afternoon of 20th and 21st century music at the First United Methodist Church in Athens, Ohio, on Sunday, May 6 at 4 p.m. 

Featuring the winners of the Student Soloist Competition, David Crider and Laura Smith, the orchestra will be performing Creston’s Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra and Martinu’s Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra

Sat, Apr 28, 2012 4:38 am

In 2011, Ohio University students Cynthia Robinson and Allison Maloney came up with an idea for an edgy magazine that would be one part social commentary, one part art and one part sheer wit.

Over the past several months, the magazine--titled RASCAL--has come closer to publication than ever before. However, one rather substantial roadblock stands in the way: funding.

Thu, Apr 26, 2012 11:55 am

This Saturday, Casa Cantina will lend its stage to the 5th annual Bob Dylan Night. 

Featuring a variety of local musicians covering selections from Dylan’s catalog, the event is a fundraiser for March of Dimes, a national charity organization dedicated to rooting out the causes of premature birth and increasing the number of healthy births across the country.

For organizer and local musician Liz Pahl, the idea of a Bob Dylan Night was a no-brainer. 

Wed, Apr 25, 2012 11:26 am

At first glance, Donkey Coffee may not seem like the premier spot in Athens to catch fresh beats and sharp rhymes.

This Saturday, several hip-hop dynamos from Columbus plan to shatter that misconception with the UDrop Entertainment Showcase. 

"It’s a more intimate setting, closer to the crowd," said UDrop's Terence Robertson.

"It’s like they can actually hear you, can actually understand and feel you. Usually you’re on a stage five or ten feet higher than the audience and they’re all looking up at you, and there isn’t that connection," he added.

Thu, May 17, 2012 11:19 am

Charles Bradley’s break has been a slow train coming.

The 63 year-old soul singer has been performing for audiences for over 40 years--the last 20 as a James Brown impersonator under the stage name "Black Velvet."

Performing day-in and day-out in New York City nightclubs to scratch out living, Bradley’s extraordinary talent and soul was finally recognized by Gabriel Roth, co-founder of Daptone Records.