Music Section

  • Rally for marriage equality

    Issa Walker, of the Yellow Springs-based hip-hop group Village Fam, rehearses with the World House Choir, under the direction of Catherine Roma, on a song that will be performed as part of Friday night’s Pep Rally for Marriage Equality, hosted by the choir, at the Antioch Foundry Theater. The collaborative piece composed specially for the all-volunteer choir combines rap and four-part harmonies. Friday night’s multimedia event, scheduled to begin at 7:40 p.m., will include music, dance and a variety of visual elements. In addition to members of Village Fam, guest performers will include MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir; and dancers Melissa Heston and Rodney Veal. Admission is free. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The World House Choir is hosting a Pep Rally for Marriage Equality on Friday, Oct. 10, intentionally set on the eve of National Coming Out Day.

  • Shoegazing’s out, rock’s back

    Local band Stark Folk, which is unapologetically tending the flames of ’60s psych rock, plays at a release party for its new record at Peach’s Grill on Friday, Oct. 3. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    If you’re wondering where rock ‘n’ roll went, you’re not alone. Fortunately, local four piece Stark Folk Band is unapologetically rock ‘n’ roll and definitively high energy.

  • Jasper String Quartet to play at CMYS

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    On Sunday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m., the Jasper String Quartet  will play a concert of chamber music at the First Presbyterian Church.

  • VIDEO — Stark Folk Band releases 7” record

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    Local rock ‘n’ roll four-piece Stark Folk Band celebrates its new 7-inch vinyl single at a show at Peach’s Grille Friday, Oct. 3.

  • Ride the bus to a concert

    Villagers may ride a bus to a series of six concerts of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, shown above directed by Peter Stafford Wilson, with Yellow Springs resident Paul Van Ausdal on viola, rear.

    Villagers may travel to Dayton or Springfield symphony concerts via bus for a series of six concerts in Dayton and six in Springfield.

  • Speaking Suns releases first EP

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    Local indie rock outfit Speaking Suns’ first full-length album, Vanishing Country, is a reflection on the changing landscape of rural Ohio. Watch a video of track “Symmetry” after the jump.

  • Hip-hop in the street this week

    Homegrown hip-hop group Village Fam is bringing its annual Summer Jam music festival downtown in a collaboration with the Yellow Springs Arts Council. The live music and art event is 2 to 10 p.m., Saturday, August 9, at the YSAC Gallery, 111 Corry St. Members of Village Fam, which performs at 9 p.m., are, from left, Anthony Carter, Aaron Willis, Issa Walker, Brad Benning-Clark and Marcus Lamont. (Submitted photo)

    Village Fam may be Yellow Springs’ first hip-hop group, but they hope not to be its last.
    The group of born-and-raised villagers, now in their 20s, didn’t have access to local hip-hop shows when they grew up.

  • Village Harmony to perform world music

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    The World House Choir is bringing the Vermont-based teen world music singing ensemble Village Harmony to perform in the village on Monday, Aug. 11.

  • Bakari recital at Friends Care Sunday

    Martin Bakari and Sam Reich will be performing together on Sunday, Aug. 10 at Friends Care Center. (submitted photos)

    Martin Bakari will perform an original song cycle this Sunday, Aug. 10, at Friends Care Center, accompanied by pianist Sam Reich.

  • Downtown block party features hip hop, rock

    Members of Village Fam, from left, Anthony Carter, Aaron Willis, Issa Walker, Brad Benning-Clark and Marcus Lamont.

    Village Fam, Yellow Springs’ first hip-hop group is bringing its annual music festival downtown this Saturday.

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