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  • Andy Grammer Delivers Upbeat Performance at Memorial Auditorium

    Pop music fans of all ages packed inside Ohio University’s Memorial Auditorium on Monday night, laughing and dancing to the pre-show music coming from the speakers. Fans waited not-so-patiently for 33-year-old pop icon Andy Grammer to appear on stage and blow them away. As Grammer took the stage, the...
  • X Ambassadors Deliver an A-Plus Show

    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...
  • Dustin Lynch gives Athens “One Hell of a Night”

    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...
  • Elle King Takes the Stage at Ohio University

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

    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...
  • Review: Cole Swindell Wows Athens Crowd

    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...
  • T-Pain takes Athens to church

    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...
  • Holding His Own: Nate Ruess wows crowd in solo show

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Concert Review: The Ridges at Casa Nueva

    Photo by Zachary Berry Every homecoming weekend at Ohio University, packs of alumni make the pilgrimage back to their alma mater. These graduates return to Athens to enjoy all of its staples, from a pint at Jackie-O’s, to a Dixie from O’Betty’s. Along with alumni, three bands came together at Casa Nueva...
  • Concert Review: A Homecoming for The Ridges

    There is no feeling in the world like coming home. Home is a placed filled with warm smiles and fond memories. Similarly, for any Bobcat, there is no feeling like returning to Athens. The college town has its own spirit that is defined by each of its residents and...
  • Concert Review: The Ridges, She Bears and Indigo Wild

    If one thing is predictable about Ohio weather, it would have to be its unpredictable nature. While this may seem paradoxical, it has been proven true consistently. So when it began snowing heavily on Saturday evening, it wasn’t as much unpredictable to the people of Athens as it was...
  • Concert Review: #Fest Continues Tradition

    The flood of orange tickertape that blanketed the 11Fest stage, along with the hunter green and white fireworks that contrasted with the night sky, upon the finale of electro house artist Steve Aoki’s performance was a proper sendoff to a celebration that needed more than one cake to turn...
  • Concert Review: Ace Hood, Jéan P., UDrop

    Photo and Story By Zak Kolesar The adrenaline of students and fans was pumping through Baker Ballroom on Tuesday night for the Ace Hood concert, but it was most notable backstage after opening performers Jéan P and UDrop, a hip-hop collective consisting of Teuro and O-Mitch, finished up their...
  • Concert Review: A Look Into the Rootwire Festival

    For one weekend every year tucked in a small field just outside of Athens along Kaeppner’s Woods, men and women gather from across the country to take place in a festival unlike any other. Music resonates, paint splatters, and festivalgoers assemble for four days of art and love. Only...
  • Concert Review: Machine Gun Kelly, Wild Boy, Rock HallOUween

    If there is one thing that you should know about Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly, it’s that he does it his way in every walk of life. Whether he’s putting together features for his debut studio album, which released on October 9 and peaked at No. 4 in the...

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