Athens’ Brick City Records signs four new artists

By Liz Partsch, Contributor Although Brick City Records first started as a small Ohio University student organization, it has expanded into an official student-run record label. Located in Schoonover Center, the local studio attracts many label submissions every fall semester. Brick City President Maya Nauriyal says that it’s a team decision when it comes to…

Setting the Stage: Reminiscing Athens’ Music from the 1970s and 1980s

By Emily DiAlbert, Staff Writer On March 9, almost 50 years after getting their start in music, J.D. Hutchison and the Realbilly Jive packed a crowd of Athens, Ohio residents into a local art gallery for a performance evoking pure Appalachian pride. On that night, the band’s audience was not just another crowd of strangers….

Film Recap: Drop Your Shorts – October 22, 2017

Maria Lubanovic, Staff Writer Drop Your Shorts is Athens’s short film festival where filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds show their films on the big screen. This year, the Athena Cinema displayed 22 short films covering everything from aliens to comedy to depression. Some were meant to be funny, some were a commentary on our…

Interview: Carter and Jack on Station 116

By Eli Schoop, Copy Editor Station 116 has been an Athens staple ever since it was founded last year for primarily artistic purposes. But now, it has built its status as a house of reaction, resistance, and revolution against the caustic norms we take for granted. I talked to the principal owners and showrunners for…

Nelsonville Music Festival: Four Days With Friends

By Sam Tornow, General Manager Locality is the core ingredient in the cocktail that is Nelsonville Music Festival. It’s the scent that is initially tough to distinguish, although easy to identify once pointed out. Goers treated each like neighbors because many of them are. The gorgeous green foothills that backdrop any and every direction you…

Date Auction – 2/19/17

ACRN’s Date Auction featuring Wasted Champs, Mosquito Coast, Roy G Biverly, and Pretty As You Please. Photos: Maddi Rotunda

The Union – 2/10/17

Julia Martin with Water Witches, Qiet, The High Definitions, and Urban Tropic at The Union. Photos: Sam Felser

The Spaces of Athens DIY: The Hardcore House of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Jennifer Castaneda, Contributor The Hardcore House of Ruther Bader Ginsburg opened its doors to music lovers on June 23, 2015. Burst of Rage, Free At Last, Sarduakar, and Killjoy played on as teenagers moshed on hard-wood floors with the lights on. DIY shows are shows that are usually held in areas outside of a typical,…

The Women of Athens DIY

By Jane Dickerson, Contributor Concerts were one of the few redeeming factors of the years leading up to college. Growing up on the border of Cleveland, I was exposed to all kinds of shows and venues. Cleveland was a place that, like Athens, seemed to be fairly inclusive for non-male musical artists. However, despite these…