The 3rd Annual Aquabear County Fair
March 5-7, 2009 in beautiful Athens, Ohio
Thursday, March 5th
Kickoff at The (Bruce) Manor
Dinner of Swords
Friday, March 6th
Night One at Casa Cantina
Five Deadly Venoms
Saturday, March 7th
L’Aqua Porter Film Festival
Ohio films! 2pm
Saturday, March 7th
Night Two at The Union
Bram Riddlebarger and His Lonesome Self
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
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.
Thursday, February 12th
at Casa Cantina in Athens, Ohio
Tim Race (of Russenorsk)
Zach Oden (of Sad Bastards)
this’ll be a good one. we hope to see all of you there.
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:
664 Jacoby Rd,
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
you can send and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE IS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14th
Please send this information along
More information at www.aquabearlegion.com or e-mail email@example.com
Aquabear Legion is holding a Pancake Breakfast in the basement of ARTS/West on Sunday, January 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The X Bolex
Men of Gentle Birth
Dinner of Swords
Dead Winds of Summer
Donner Party Dinner Party
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
Come celebrate the holidays with Aquabear with an awesome show at ARTS/West. (the) Giants of Gender are absolutely amazing, if you are around Athens you have to check this show out.
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
132 W. State, Athens
Bram Riddlebarger and His Lonesome Band
Find out more about ART/oberfest at their blog
Friday, October 24th
Aquabear Night @ The Union
Aquabear Legion Volume 3 was reviewed in Speakeasy magazine. Thanks to Terry O’Donovan for a great review.
Aquabear continues our monthly concert series at ARTS/West in Athens on Friday, September 19th at 8pm! This month we will feature:
Come on out and support local music and still make it out to see some great shows in uptown Athens afterward…
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 Legion continues our monthly showcase at ARTS/West on Saturday, August 16th… featuring a wonderful lineup of Athens music from:
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.
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)
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.
The Legion was honored to have a wonderful story about us appear on the front page of the Saturday, July 12th Athens Messenger. Go ahead and take look at it here.
Thanks again to Matt Gallagher for the great story!
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!
And don’t forget…
Saturday, July 26th
Aquabear Legion Compilation Release
@ Casa Cantina 10pm
Machine Go Boom, Casual Future, 1point3, and Weedghost
Saturday, August 16th 8pm
Aquabear Live @ ARTS/West
with Kaslo and more!
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
And if you are on Facebook you can become a fan here:
http://www. facebook. com/pages/Aquabear-Legion/16073679690
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 email@example.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.