Athens’ own Bram Riddlebarger was one of the first folks involved with Aquabear Legion lending his songs, writing, and live performances to many a project over the years.Â Bram is releasing his first novel, Earplugs, was published on November 30, 2012 by Livingston Press. To celebrate the books release there is a party at Casa Cantina in Athens on Sunday, December 9 at 6:00pmÂ and run through the night. Bram will read from the book from 7-8-pm, followed by a signing. Bands will start around 9pm. Hex Net and Weird Science will play as well as a stripped down Heartlanders set.
From Earplugs press info: “In this charming novel, a quest for earplugs tries to stave off old age, unrequited love, and the burden of change. But like dark ships appearing on the horizon of small-town ear canals, bobbing masts signal beginnings and ends. A town overtaken by a new order. Antique dealers selling off the living room. Relationships that ignite and do not last. Eau de Auld versus Odeur Nouveau, in brief.”
Go pick up the book at Casa on Sunday and Bram will sign it for you, if you can’t make it to that check at local places around town (Little Professor, Haffa’s), and if you are out of the area you can buy it on Amazon by clicking here.
Read: “The Way It All Must End” (originally published in The Aquabear Reader)
She Bears is a six-piece band from Athens, Ohio who have found their voice with their new release I Found Myself Asleep. I had the opportunity to play several of their earlier shows with them in my former band Casual Future, and one thing that stuck out to me was how good they sounded then. That of course led to the next thought of how scary it would be once they started to get really good. Their new album reaches that point. It’s a great record for sure but even more importantly it accomplishes something often lost in recording: She Bears sound like they should.
More after the break….
The Athens-based Ohio music, art, and film collective Aquabear Legion is starting to get ready for the third issue of our FREE magazine The Aquabear Reader and we need your help!
The Aquabear Reader needs writers, photographers and anyone who wants to help to contact us. This is a 2,000 hard copy circulation magazine made right here in Athens and available all around town, in addition we also make the Reader available on our website as a .pdf.
We are open to ideas for stories and features and also have a lot of our own if you need an idea.
The Aquabear Reader remains a FREE publication because of support from our advertisers, if you are a local business or organization that would like to reach an audience from Athens and around Ohio while supporting a good cause and organization send us an e-mail to email@example.com and we will send you information on our very reasonable advertising rates (starting at $50!).
CONTACT US ASAP if you are interested we want issue 3 out before summer!
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