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Music Section

  • PorchFest coming to village; musicians, porches needed

    YS PorchFest is coming to the village this fall.

    Yellow Springs PorchFest, a day of music celebrating community and local musicians, is being planned for Saturday, Oct. 6.

  • Outside voices: 2018’s Springsfest

    The third annual Springsfest drew a couple thousand music lovers to the village last weekend to hear a lineup of 11 local, regional and national bands. Here Jack Dolan of indie-rock outfit Twin Peaks, of Chicago, Ill., sang to an elated — and in some cases, elevated — crowd on the lawn of the John Bryan Center. Yellow Springs resident Conor Stratton founded and organized the festival. (Photo by Robert Hasek)

    The weather couldn’t have been more perfect on Saturday, July 7, for this year’s Springsfest, which featured 11 bands over 11 hours.

  • Yellow Springs’ own Woodstock returns

    Legendary Dayton indie rock band Guided by Voices will headline this year’s Springsfest. Front, from left: Bobby Bare, Jr. Rear: Kevin March, Robert Pollard, Doug Gillard and Mark Shue. (Submitted photo)

    For the third year, Yellow Springs is going to celebrate its own version of Woodstock or Lollapalooza with Springsfest, a 12-hour music festival.

  • Love and a feel-good jam band

    The Gin-Soaked Angels played a moving album release show at Peach’s Grill on Saturday, June 9. From left is Ryan Stinson, Tony Powers, Jacob Riley, Micah Mapes (on drums) and David Rivera. (Photo by Tracy Perkins-Schmittler)

    On Saturday, June 9, a local band and its cohort gathered in a circle, each with one arm around another and a cup in each one of their other hands at Peach’s Grill, toasting the show before it began.

  • All in a day: June 9th’s Street Fair and Music on Main

    The rain held off until early evening, and a sunny June Saturday lured thousands to Yellow Springs for the semi-annual street fair, Some of whom later attended the first Music on Main.

  • Antioch concert features Talib Kweli, Village Fam

    Local hip-hop group Village Fam, featuring Issa Walker, third from left, and headliner Talib Kweli, at right, will perform at Music on Main this Saturday, June 9. Music at the new festival begins at 5 p.m. (Photos, from left, Andrew White; Dorothy Hong)

    This Saturday, after Street Fair, Antioch College will host Music on Main, a concert organized by a student group called the Antioch Creative Collective, or ACC.

  • Antioch concert features Talib Kweli, Village Fam

    Local hip-hop group Village Fam, featuring Issa Walker, third from left, and headliner Talib Kweli, at right, will perform at Music on Main this Saturday, June 9. Music at the new festival begins at 5 p.m. (Photos, from left, Andrew White; Dorothy Hong)

    This Saturday, after Street Fair, Antioch College will host Music on Main, a concert organized by a student group called the Antioch Creative Collective, or ACC.

  • Juke Joint: Dave Chappelle’s gift to Yellow Springs

    Comedian Dave Chappelle joined in with harmonica player Frédéric Yonnet and The Band with No Name at the recent Juke Joint, held Sunday and Monday, May 27 and 28, at a barn at Whitehall Farm. It was the third Juke Joint presented by Chappelle; the event offered locals and visitors a night of music and dancing. (Submitted Photo by Matieu Bitton)

    For the third time, comedian and local resident Dave Chappelle threw a star-studded barn party in the village, a night of copious covers, musical improvisation, surprise guest stars and hot and sweaty dancing.

  • Tales of a forgotten music star

    A lesser known famous musician with ties to the village is rock ‘n’ roll and country musician and producer Brien Fisher, here photographed with a Gibson CF-100 acoustic guitar sometime in the 1950s. Fisher was living on Livermore Street when he appeared on American Bandstand in 1957, and went on to become a successful Nashville producer. (Submitted photo courtesy of Kevin Fisher)

    The list of famous musicians who have lived in Yellow Springs is long. Of that list, Brien Fisher is probably the most successful, but least known.

  • Tales of a forgotten music star

    A famous musician with ties to the village is rock ‘n’ roll and country musician and producer Brien Fisher, here photographed with a Gibson CF-100 acoustic guitar sometime in the 1950s. Fisher was living on Livermore Street when he appeared on American Bandstand in 1957, and went on to become a successful Nashville producer. (Submitted photo courtesy of Kevin Fisher)

    The list of famous musicians who have lived in Yellow Springs is long.

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