Category Archives: MUSIC

Lineup for 2017 NumberFest Announced!

Raichel Jenkins | Editor-in-Chief | rj790813@ohio.edu

With over 20,000 people in the audience last summer for the Chainsmokers and Fetty Wap, the 15th NumberFest is highly anticipated. I could go on about the event but we all know what a fantastic concert this year’s fest will be. Now to what you’ve been really waiting for, the lineup!

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Brick City Records — Ohio University’s First Student-Run Record Label

*This article represents collaboration from Emma Stefanoff, Korina Meister and Raichel Jenkins.

For Ohio University’s School of Media Arts & Studies, students work on enhancing their skills in a variety of platforms, music, video, and multimedia. In recent years it has something new to boast about… it houses its own record label, Brick City Records. Zachary Crandall, head of A&R and Artist Development for the label, spoke about where the agency has been and where it plans to go in the future.

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Father’s Favorites: Get to know the bands from Father’s Fest

Culture Staff Writer| Alexis McCurdy | am447915@ohio.edu

Good vibes, good music, good dads was the mood of last weekend. On Saturday, November 5th, FANGLE magazine hosted Father’s Fest: a concert of local Athens bands for students to jam out to and dads to embarrassingly attempt to dance to.

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FANGLE Magazine Hosts Nick D’ & The Believers Show

Culture Staff Writer | Alex Warner | aw640112@ohio.edu

Bobcats and their moms sipped coffee and painted mugs this past moms weekend in Front Room to live music from the Columbus-based band, Nick D’ & The Believers. And trust me when I say the room started shaking. It certainly wasn’t the typical coffee shop mood music we’re used to, and it wasn’t the same atmosphere for the band either. Lead singer Nick D’Andrea told the audience that the band isn’t used to seeing everyone’s faces (or sober people), as they usually are playing in a bar-like setting.

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Athens Welcomes Another Music Venue for Local Bands

Culture Staff Writer | Ben Vizy | bv531614@ohio.edu

While concert crowds cram themselves into Casa Nueva and Jackie O’s, a group of Athenians are hard at work building a new space where college kids can groove. The venue is called “Drxvms” (pronounced “Dreams”), and is located on 13 West Stimson Avenue, across from the Farmacy.

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Activism is More than Just Money

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Sydney Dawes | sd983213@ohio.edu

It’s well known that Demi Lovato recently subtweeted Taylor Swift remaining silent about Ke$ha’s fight to get out of her contract with her producer, Dr. Luke, whom she accused of rape and verbal abuse. After Swift donated $250,000 to Ke$ha, Lovato was still unsatisfied: “Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed,” she tweeted.

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Getting into Formation: The Politics of Beyonce

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Sydney Dawes | sd983213@ohio.edu

Flood water. New Orleans. ‘Bama. Baroque parlors. The Black South. Wig shops. Creole. Basketball. Mardi Gras. Cornbread and collard greens.

Illuminati mess.

Everybody is buzzing about Beyoncé’s “Formation” music video, as well as her performance at the Super Bowl, for its references to the Black Lives Matter movement and her many nods to Black history.

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Crow Chateau Brings Athens Bands Together

Culture Staff Writer | Benjamin Vizy | bv531614@ohio.edu

Just when February decided to get cold again, the Crow Chateau, a local house that hosts live music shows, swept in to warm up the wonderful people of Athens with groovy tunes and happy vibes. Students, townies and wary travelers alike trudged through the snowstorm Friday Feb. 12, all the way past Arts West to the hottest house on West State for a night of music. Acts included Mild Movements, Waivada and the man who organized most of the night, Kashmerik.

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8 Celebrity Legends We Can’t Live Without

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Kayla Blanton | kb408112@ohio.edu

The recent passing of legendary musical hero David Bowie and wise Hogwarts professor Alan Rickman (aka Professor Snape) has gotten us thinking about our favorite stars, and why we never want to live without them. In tribute to two great, irreplaceable careers, we made a list of eight more that we hope continue for many years to come.

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Tick Tock on the Clock: Kesha Urges Courts to Help Save Her Music Career

Culture Staff Writer | Kenyetta Whitfield | @Ken_Whitty

For the last couple of years, pop singer Kesha, has been on a musical vacation. The last song featuring Kesha’s vocals that got radio-play was Pitbull’s 2013 hit ‘Timber’. Although the energetic pop singer’s rap-infused party-pop hasn’t been heard in a few years, it hasn’t been due to a wanted, musical hiatus, but rather, resulted from an on-going legal situation the singer has been facing.

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