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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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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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Last month, the Templeton Blackburn Memorial Auditorium flooded with people hoping to relive their younger years, screaming, “I would understand” to the band onstage. Third Eye Blind went on what some would call a “comeback tour” which hit some major concert venues such as Riverbend Music Center and the Ohio University Memorial Auditorium But what type of artist has the drive and fan base to make a successful comeback?
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The Hardcore House of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a new house venue aptly named after a feminist icon. The venue on Carpenter Street opened in July and has been featuring bands from all over the country about twice a month. The shows are booked and put on by Ohio University Juniors Megan Fair, Kellie Hill and Blair Morton, giving the house a strong feminist theme and sense of empowerment for women. The house features both music and poetry and on Tuesday they held a show for local band Kvetch, Madeline Toerne and LVL UP, from New York.