Oh man, I cannot in any way at all think about my life without We March. When I came to Athens as an Ohio University freshman in 2001, We March was one of the first bands I saw down here and it made me feel instantly at home. These guys are the real deal. And we are honored to have them once again play their third Aquabear County Fair on Saturday, March 6th at The Union.
Not only has We March seen most venues and towns the road has to offer, been written up in Maximum Rock and Roll, and broken bones while playing shows but they have been doing it FOR TEN YEARS plus. And they are still very, very good.
Watch the video of them playing last year’s Blackoutfest from our friend Milo:
So. Aquabear has decided to preview one band EVERY DAY in the weeks leading up to the Aquabear County Fair on March 4-6, 2010.Â In all, 15 bands will be playing this year over the course of three nights and three venues. Today marks our first entry: Columbus, Ohio’s Men of Gentle Birth. They will be joining the Fair on Saturday, March 6th at The Union.
First off. Holy crap! These guys haven’t played in several years (I believe one of their last shows was the 2nd annual Aquabear County Fair at Casa Cantina in 2008), and have remained a favorite of mine and many others too. Aquabear considers it an honor that MOGB has decided to get back together at our little County Fair, and we couldn’t be more excited.
If you haven’t seen Men of Gentle Birth before you really need to be at The Union on Saturday, March 6th.Seriously.
And instead of trying to describe how much I love their music, watching the video below of a badass show downstairs at The Union about four years ago…
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
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