Ric Ocasek, Co-Founder of The Cars, Dies

By Andrew Breazeale, Contributor [Photo courtesy of The Cars] Ric Ocasek, the co-founder, vocalist and lead guitarist of The Cars, was found dead in New York on Sunday afternoon. He was discovered in his townhouse on East 19th Street and was pronounced dead at the scene. According to an updated report in The New York…

Rock Musician Eddie Money Dies After Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis

By Anna Birk, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Kevin Foley Photography‎/Wikimedia Commons] Rock musician Edward Joseph Mahoney, otherwise known by his stage name of Eddie Money, died on September 13 in Los Angeles, California, after a nearly month-long battle against cancer. Money was diagnosed with Stage 4 Esophageal cancer in August, and his family announced his…

Aquabear Legion to Celebrate 15th Anniversary with Compilations

By Micah Organ, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Aquabear Legion/Chris Biester] Aquabear Legion, a music and art collective located in Athens, will celebrate its 15th anniversary with the release of two compilations of music by Ohio artists. The pre-order campaign for these compilations, titled Aquabear Legion Volume 7 and Mother of Presidents, runs on Indiegogo until Sunday,…

Athens International Film and Video Festival returns for its 46th year

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Photo courtesy of Athens International Film and Video Festival] The Athens International Film and Video Festival will celebrate its 46th anniversary this year with an amazing week of films from all around the world. The festival runs April 8–14 and features over 200 original films, documentaries and more. Read more:…

Brick City Records features rapper $eptember on its first EP release of 2019

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [Photo courtesy of $eptember/Brick City Records] Cincinnati-based rapper $eptember released his debut EP, Day and Night, via Ohio University’s student-run record label, Brick City Records, on Friday as the label’s first official release of 2019. Read more: Brick City Records announces Kickstarter campaign to fund artist showcase $eptember showcases a…

Brick City Records announces Kickstarter campaign to fund artist showcase

By Abby Jeffers, News Editor [Photo courtesy of Brick City Records] Brick City Records, Ohio University’s student-run record label, announced a Kickstarter campaign in March to help fund its end-of-year artist showcase in mid-April and set a goal to raise $1,000 by April 15. Read more: What’s Going On – April Donations to the Kickstarter campaign…

What’s Going On – April

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer Even though the school year is winding down, that doesn’t mean the music is going to leave with it. Here’s a look at all of the events going on this month. Who: Yuckmouf, Wormtooth, Taung Child When: April 1 Where: The Babecave The Babecave will feature Philadelphia bands Yuckmouf and…

Mavis Staples announced as Nelsonville Music Festival Sunday headliner

By Emily DiAlbert, Copy Editor [Photo courtesy of Nelsonville Music Festival] The Nelsonville Music Festival (NMF) announced Mavis Staples, a Kennedy Center honoree and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, as the 15th-annual festival’s Sunday headliner last Wednesday. Staples will join other performers–including Tyler Childers, The Breeders and Death Cab for Cutie–for the four-day event in June. Read more: Nelsonville…

The Jonas Brothers reunite, drop new single after six-year hiatus

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of the Jonas Brothers/Republic Records] After a nearly six-year hiatus, the Jonas Brothers have finally decided to grace the world with their voices once again. The group announced their reunion Thursday morning and, at midnight of the next day, released a music video that shot to the top…

What’s Going On – March

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait for the sun to shine all the time to enjoy some amazing local music. Who: Horseburner, Akula, Gudger When: March 1, 10 p.m. Where: The Union, 18 W Union St West…