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…

What’s Going On: February 2020

By Liz Partsch, Contributor Who: Winter Wilson and Dallas Craft When: February 5 at 8:30 p.m. Where: The Front Room Winter Wilson is a singer-songwriter from Athens, Ohio. Typically, she plays at local venues, including Donkey Coffee, where she recently performed. Find more information here. Who: Shadow in the Moon and Caitlin Kraus When: February…

Meet the DJ: Sauté

By Liz Partsch, Contributor Sprinkle some salt, tune in and enjoy the savory jams DJ Sauté is cooking up.  Taylor Linzinmeir was raised in Hilliard, Ohio, a suburb right outside of Columbus. Now a sophomore, Taylor came to Ohio University to pursue her love of writing.  “I knew that I wanted to write because I…

Sharon Van Etten records single for PBS documentary

By Liz Partsch, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons] Sharon Van Etten recently recorded a new single, titled “On Your Way Now,” which will be featured in a new PBS documentary called Made in Boise, according to Pitchfork. Read more: Sharon Van Etten announces short film Departure, to be released on Amazon Music The song was…

Q&A: Bat House

By Liz Partsch, Contributor [Photo by Harley Wince, Visual Media Director] Q&A with Shane Blank and Emmet Hayes of Massachusetts-based “neo-punkadelica” outfit Bat House. How did the band form?  SHANE: We met in school. So the four of us are all from different places in the country. I’m from Florida, Emmet here is from California…

What’s Going On: October 2019

By Liz Partsch, Contributor Witches, warlocks, vampires and great concerts: with spooky season just around the corner, these upcoming concerts around Athens will fill your Halloween with awesome live music. Who: Boy Jorts, Ready Aim Flowers, Electric Guitar When: October 3, 9 p.m. Where: The Union Boy Jorts is a local band described as a…

Chicago pop duo DRAMA sign to Ghostly International, release new single

By Liz Partsch, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Zoe Rain/DRAMA] Chicago dance-pop duo DRAMA released their new single “Hold On” on Monday, September 30, shortly after their recent signing to independent record label Ghostly International. The musical pair consists of producer Na’el Shehade and vocalist Via Rosa. Read more: Seattle country-rock band The Berries releases second album…