Aquabear County Fair! March 5-7, 2009!

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The 3rd Annual Aquabear County Fair
March 5-7, 2009 in beautiful Athens, Ohio

Thursday, March 5th
Kickoff at The (Bruce) Manor

with
Russenorsk
Dinner of Swords
Battle Rabbit
7pm

Friday, March 6th
Night One at Casa Cantina

with
Brainbow
Casual Future
Five Deadly Venoms
Weedghost
10:30pm

Saturday, March 7th
L’Aqua Porter Film Festival

at ARTS/West
Ohio films! 2pm

Saturday, March 7th
Night Two at The Union
with
We March
Dragline Bros.
Kaslo
Flotation Walls
She Bears
Bram Riddlebarger and His Lonesome Self
8pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
www.myspace.com/aquabearcountyfair
or
www.aquabearlegion.com

Based in Appalachian Ohio, The Aquabear Legion provides a community network for creative people. We are dedicated to supporting and enhancing independent music and art in our community and elsewhere. We focus on collaborative relationships to create opportunities for independent musicians and artists.

Attention Ohio Filmmakers! Submit to the L’Aqua Porter Film Festival!

The Aquabear Legion will be hosting our first ever film festival titled L’Aqua Porter Film Festival as part of our third annual Aquabear County Fair (March 5-7, 2009).

Aquabear’s good friend, filmmaker, musician, and OU school of film alum Brian Wiebe will be curating the L’Aqua Porter Film Festival.

And we need your films.

If you are interested in submitting a piece, this is an entirely free entry festival. As a result the grand prize will most likely be some kind of Aquabear gift package.

There are two ways to submit your film.
You can send it in the mail to:
Brian Wiebe
664 Jacoby Rd,
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
or
you can send and e-mail to contact@aquabearlegion.com

and we will sort out the details.

DEADLINE IS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14th

Please send this information along

More information at www.aquabearlegion.com or e-mail contact@aquabearlegion.com

Aquabear Pancake Breakfast @ ARTS/West on 1/25

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Aquabear Legion is holding a Pancake Breakfast in the basement of ARTS/West on Sunday, J
anuary 25th from 2pm-5pm. This is our big fundraiser for the Aquabear County Fair on March 5-7, 2009 and we want everyone to come out and support local music and art! Come eat all the pancakes you have along with coffee, juice, and maybe even a little bacon. Tickets are ONLY $5! You can get them at the door or in advance by e-mailing us at contact@aquabearlegion.com

Aquabear Thanks for 2008!

As 2009 draws near, the Aquabear Legion has a lot planned. But it is important to recognize everyone who has been involved with us this year.

2008 Aquabear Legion Performers:
*the following musicians played Aquabear events in 2008
Machine Go Boom
Silo Circuit
Casual Future
Nostra Nova
Sun God
Weedghost
The X Bolex
Southeast Engine
Men of Gentle Birth
Dinner of Swords
She Bears
Sad Bastards
godversussatan
1point3
Kaslo
Mike Elliott
Zephuros
Flotation Walls
Lowell Jacobs
Dead Winds of Summer
Nyodene D
Bobb Hatt
Colonies
Donner Party Dinner Party
Russenorsk
Bram Riddlebarger
Jesse Remnant
We March
Remainder
Barn Burning
Winter Makes Sailors
String Gone Deaf
Clan of the Cave Bear

Special thanks to our volunteers and all those who have helped:
ARTS/West, Emily and Dan Prince, Andrew Lampela, Kris Poland, Amy and Max Jacops, Sherri Oliver, Brian Wiebe, everyone who helped with Reader, and all of the musicians and venues in Athens and across Ohio.

Check our website and Myspace for all the events coming up in 2009!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
www. aquabearlegion. com

Free Aquabear Show on Friday, 10/17 and Aquabear Night @ The Union on 10/24

The Aquabear Legion is honored to have our monthly concert at ARTS/West be part of this year’s ART/oberfest. ART/oberfest is a community arts celebration here in Athens complete with all kinds of visual art, music, workshops, vendors, and more.

We are helping kick the weekend off:

Aquabear Live @ ART/oberfest
Friday, October 17th
ARTS/West
132 W. State, Athens
7pm-10pm
FREE!

with:
Russenorsk
Bram Riddlebarger and His Lonesome Band
Jesse Remnant

FREE!

Find out more about ART/oberfest at their blog
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Friday, October 24th
Aquabear Night @ The Union
with:
We March
1point3
and more.
10pm
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Aquabear Live @ ARTS/West on Friday 9/19, Union show on 9/25

abl-at-arts-west-septemberAquabear continues our monthly concert series at ARTS/West in Athens on Friday, September 19th at 8pm! This month we will feature:

Casual Future – www.myspace.com/casualfuture
Flotation Walls
www.myspace.com/flotationwalls
Weedghost
www.myspace.com/weedghost

Come on out and support local music and still make it out to see some great shows in uptown Athens afterward…

AND…

Next week we are having an Aquabear Legion Noise Showcase at The Union in Athens on Thursday, September 25th at 10pm (sharp).

There will be a whole bunch of Athens noise makers doing drone, freeform stuff, improv, and probably just banging on things to some sounds come out. Look for an update this weekend with a full lineup and poster…

And don’t forget:
Saturday, Sept. 27th: RECLAIM MUSIC FESTIVAL (www.reclaimmusicfestival.com)

Sunday, Sept. 28th: Monthly Noise Night @ ARTS/West, 6pm

Aquabear Live @ ARTS/West on Saturday, 8/16 and Aquabear Record Swap on Sunday, 8/24

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Aquabear Legion continues our monthly showcase at ARTS/West on Saturday, August 16th… featuring a wonderful lineup of Athens music from:

Mike Elliott
Kaslo
Zephuros

Starts at 8pm sharp and it’s only 3 bucks! This will be one of the last shows in this area from our good friend Zephuros, so come out!

Aquabear Record Swap on Sunday, August 24th! 1pm-6pm at ARTS/West, FREE ADMISSION! Come on out for our first ever Record Swap and find LP’s, CD’s, 7″, 45’s, Cassettes, Gear, and most importantly local music from local bands. Tables can be purchased for only $10! Send us an e-mail if you are interested. 6 vendors already! We’ll be playing records all afternoon as well. Donations will be encouraged at the door.

Compilation Release Show: Sat. 7/26 @ Casa

The Aquabear Legion is celebrating the release of yet another compilation (Volume 3!, our 5th overall..) on Saturday, July 26th at Casa Cantina here in Athens. The compilation features music from: We March, Southeast Engine, Machine Go Boom, Casual Future, Silo Circuit, Russenorsk, The Makebelieves, The Hiders, Woody Pines and The Lonesome Two, The X Bolex, 1point3, Kaslo, Mike Elliott, Spooktober, Men of Gentle Birth, Sun God, (the) Giants of Gender, and maybe even a few more.

Machine Go Boom (Cleveland)
Casual Future
(Athens), 1point3 (Columbus)
Weedghost (Athens)

will be featured at the party on Saturday, July 26th at Casa. 10pm.

The compilation will be available and there will be some other new Legion merchandise as well including buttons, stickers, and more. Come on out and help us celebrate and here some really great music.

Aquabear Live @ ARTS/West on July 12!

Aquabear’s monthly concert series Live @ ARTS/West continues with a great show on Saturday, July 12th at 8pm with Athens’ own Sad Bastards and Godversussatan (members of Men of Gentle Birth!). The show will of course take place at ARTS/West (132 West State Street in Athens), music will start at 8pm and its only 3 bucks! Come out and support local music and our new monthly series!
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And don’t forget…

Saturday, July 26th
Aquabear Legion Compilation Release
@ Casa Cantina 10pm
with
Machine Go Boom, Casual Future, 1point3, and Weedghost

Saturday, August 16th 8pm
Aquabear Live @ ARTS/West
with Kaslo and more!

Aquabear Legion Summer Events

Aquabear Summer Schedule!
Aquabear Legion has a lot going on this summer…

6/28: Monthly Noise Show @ ARTS/West, 6pm

7/12: Aquabear Monthly Show @ ARTS/West w/ Spooktober and Sad Bastards, 8pm

7/26: CD Release @ Casa w/ Machine Go Boom, Casual Future, 1point3, Weedghost, 10:30pm

7/27: Monthly Noise Show @ ARTS/West, 6pm

8/16: Aquabear Monthly Show @ ARTS/West with TBA

8/24: Aquabear Record Swap and Potluck @ ARTS/West (day after ACMF!), 2pm

visit for more information:
www.aquabearlegion.com
www.myspace.com/aquabearlegion

And if you are on Facebook you can become a fan here:
http://www. facebook. com/pages/Aquabear-Legion/16073679690

The Aquabear Reader: Athens ONLY Music and Art Magazine

Aquabear Reader - Winter 2008The Aquabear Reader is a free, quarterly magazine published by Aquabear Legion that covers music, art, and film in Ohio with a focus on Athens.

The first issue was released at the Aquabear County Fair on Saturday, March 1st at ARTS/West and Casa and is available in various location in Athens and throughout Ohio.

The first issue features an Interview with Adam Torres and filmmaker Brian Wiebe about the video for “Breakneck Jane”, a venue spotlight on ARTS/West, a short story from Bram Riddlebarger, columns, comics from Jed Collins, CD Reviews, and more.

The Aquabear Reader is a free publication, we pay for printing with advertising for area businesses (preferably relevant to our topic of music and art). We are taking advertisements for the next issue. For more information please send us an e-mail at contact@aquabearlegion.com. Also, if you have a business located in Athens and would like let us leave copies of the Reader there we would gladly appreciate it and list your business.

If you are interested in submitting something, let us know. If you need an idea or topic to get started, we have some of those as well.