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X Ambassadors Deliver an A-Plus Show

X Ambassadors Deliver an A-Plus Show

Photos by Maddie Schroeder Hundreds of fans gathered in the Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium on Monday night to see alternative rock band X Ambassadors. The group gained popularity with their single “Renegades” in late 2015, and “Unsteady” is currently on the Top 40 charts. Rock group Northern Faces was successful at getting a seated crowd off

Dustin Lynch gives Athens “One Hell of a Night”

Photos by Maddie Schroeder Despite the bleak weather outside, country fans flocked to campus Friday night to see country artist Dustin Lynch perform. The show started off with a bang and didn’t falter for a second. The lively music was accompanied by spectacular special effects involving strobe lights and fog. Opening for Lynch was Tyler

Elle King Takes the Stage at Ohio University

Photos by Maddie Schroeder The Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium was abuzz Tuesday night with excitement and anticipation as concertgoers waited for Elle King to take the stage. Country singer Paul Cauthen opened for King with a selection of songs primarily from his album My Gospel. He greeted the crowd with a charming, “How y’all doin’,”

Metro Station Had Students Re-living Their Middle School Days at TBT Concert

Photo by Gabby Hollowell It’s been nearly a decade since Metro Station shook up the airwaves with their hit single “Shake It.” The band rolled into Athens Thursday with new tracks as part of Ohio University’s third annual Throwback Thursday (TBT) concert. TBT, put on by University Program Council (UPC) and the Black Student Cultural Programming Board (BSCPB), is

Review: Cole Swindell wows Athens crowd

Photos by Maddie Schroeder Friday night, students, adults, and young children filed into Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Despite the age gap, the general attire of the crowd seemed to include a variety of flannels, denim jackets, cowboy boots and beaded jean pockets. The atmosphere inside was relatively calm as people sat back in their auditorium chairs

T-Pain takes Athens to church

Photos by Maddie Schroeder  Saturday night, Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium flooded with anxious students and their siblings. The crowd filled up quickly, with groups of people standing between the aisles swaying, snapping, and grooving to the opening act, DJ Bandcamp. Selfies were being taken all around, and the general attire seemed to include mostly fur

Holding His Own: Nate Ruess wows crowd in solo show

Photo by Maddie Schroeder Wednesday evening, Nate Ruess and The Band Romantic made history at Ohio University. They dominated the stage at Memorial Auditorium from 9 p.m. to 10:40 p.m., leaving the building with a record of three encores, something Ruess has never done before in his career. Only having performed two encores in a matter of

An Evening with Waka Flocka Flame

Photos by Jake Zuckerman ​It’s 5:30 p.m., and Waka Flocka Flame is stepping out from his black Mercedes van onto the steps of the Templeton Blackburn Memorial Auditorium. Instead of walking in through the side door, he casually walks into an alley and starts vomiting audibly. Waka just got back from an impromptu basketball game

Ingrid Michaelson Scales Back Tunes for Acoustic Set in Athens

Photo by Anna Lippincott By Anna Lippincott and Jake Zuckerman Good artists know what their audiences want to hear, be it hard-rock bangers or acoustic storytelling. Ingrid Michaelson pinned the desires of her Athens crowd down to a T when she decided to strip down her set Thursday night at Templeton-Burn Memorial Auditorium, leaving out the bass

Concert Review: Scotty McCreery Brings Raw Country to OU

By Kaitlyn Pacheco and Jake Zuckerman Photo by Jordan Dixon Everything about Scotty McCreery, from his blue jeans and shy smile to his piercing baritone voice, is stone-cold country. McCreery, best known for being the youngest male to win “American Idol” at the age of 17, brought his “See You Tonight” tour to a full