Dance music usually has one goal in mind, and it’s in the name. But can dance music be chilled out? Not many years ago, raves and festivals were — and likely still are — eager to book artists who make rowdy, loud and abrasive dubstep. There was simply nothing else like it.
Athens’ Beach Girl to release new single Saturday
By Paul Nern, Contributor
Athens-based project Beach Girl announced Monday the upcoming release of a new single, “I Do It Like That… You Love It?”
The DIY Scene’s Impact on Artistry and Alternative Careers
By Kiah Easton, Columns Editor [Photo by Kiah Easton] The DIY music scene in Athens, Ohio, provides a crucial launching pad for various art forms and alternative lifestyles. Although the Athens scene is small, the movement reflects a broader trend toward artistic freedom, sustainability and independence, resulting in far-reaching impact. The local youth subculture is…
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….
Spencer Radcliffe& Everyone Else, Jouska, Mover Shaker at The New Happiness – 10/17/17
Mover Shaker, Jouska, and Spencer Radcliffe & Everyone else at The New Happiness. Photos: Tanner Bidish
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…
Lobsterfest Night Two – 4/15/17
ACRN’s Lobsterfest featuring Breezy Bear, Leggy, Smut, Bat House, and NAH. Photos: Maddi Rotunda.
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