Village Vibes Section

  • 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.

  • BLOG — One night of live music

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    For a bumping live music scene, Sixth Street in Austin and the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn had a competitor in downtown Yellow Springs on Saturday, March 1.

  • BLOG — By Means of Words defies labels

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    With changing time signatures and four-part melodies, By Means of Words is not your typical heavy metal band. They plan an acoustic set at the Spirited Goat Coffehouse on Saturday, Jan. 5.

  • BLOG — A day to geek out for local music

    A collection of cheap vinyls sit shrine-like outside Toxic Beauty Records (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    This Saturday local music fans can pick up limited edition vinyl releases at Toxic Beauty Records for National Record Store Day and rock out to local bands at the Live Earth Music Festival.

  • BLOG — Grover’s got the funk

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    On the fringes of the jam band scene, local rock quartet Grover, blends funk, soul, and jazz. Watch a video and see a photo gallery after the jump.

  • AUDIO: A Groundhog Day song

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    On Feb. 1 a group of community singers gathered to learn Beverly Logan’s original 1978 work, “O Great Groundhog Day.”

  • BLOG: The real synth of Unpainted Huffhines

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    To Gabe Stratton, electronica is more than samples, turntables and iPod set lists. See his live electronic composing after the jump.

  • BLOG — Dr. Meat’s heavy metal cure

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    The Yellow Springs heavy metal band Dr. Meat – named after an undead zombie butcher – is getting ready for a busy season of Halloween gigs. Watch a video and see more photos from the local band.

  • VIDEO — A Sport Fishing USA home studio session

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    In an earlier edition of Village Vibes, I reviewed the band Sport Fishing USA. See videos of the local rock trio performing “Eleanor,” “Snakes Will Be Snakes,” and “Anybody Else.”

  • BLOG: The soul of Emma Woodruff

    Emma Woodruff (right) and Kyleen Downes are a new acoustic duo. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The soulful, cathartic vocals of local singer-songwriter Emma Woodruff hit like a wall of emotion. Free song downloads and a video from her recent concert follow the jump.

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