NEW FREE COMPILATION: Aquabear’s 16 in 16

Way back on November 5, 2011 Aquabear Legion teamed up with Disjointed Studios to hatch the crazy plan of recording 16 different bands over the course of 16 straight hours with the intent of releasing these recordings as a free online Aquabear compilation. We are excited to finally share Aquabear Legion’s 16 in 16 with all of you for download or streaming. Special thanks to Disjointed (Mike, Jess, and Miles), Dale at Long Run Audio for the mastering, Max Wheeler/Gnarly As I Wanna Be for the artwork, and all of the bands who participated. 16 in 16 is Aquabear’s 9th release since 2004 and features bands from all across Ohio including: Bram Riddlebarger and His Lonesome Band, Saturn Missile Batteries, The Revulvas, Cophugger, Dune, Hookers Made out of Cocaine, Moon High, Skumplast, Octopus and Owl, State Park, Alex Henry/Nate Scheible Duo, Dead Winds of Summer, Weedghost, The Goodbye Goats, Casiotone Orchestra, and Remainder. Download it here, and feel free to make a donation to help support the Aquabear Legion.

We March Return to Ohio

Athens’ own punk rock favorites We March return for a limited two show run (three if you include a wedding, but you’re not invited to that anyway so let’s just call it two) in Ohio after several years of quiet. The shows include stops in Athens and Cleveland, with the latter being a Throw Back Night also featuring another of Aquabear’s most beloved Ohio bands, This Moment In Black History (who have a nice new 7″ out too..) and more.

Thursday, July 5th
The Union in Athens, Ohio
We March, Fumes, Fugue State, State Park (last show?)

Saturday, July 7th
The Black Eye in Cleveland, Ohio
We March, This Moment in Black History, Gallo Negro, Crave

The Moose Is Loose: Episode Three: Aquabear County Fair Preview Day 2

The Moose Is Loose podcast rolls on with its third episode and the second part of our preview of THIS WEEKEND’s 6th annual Aquabear County Fair! Brian previews all the bands playing on Saturday, March 10th at O’Betty’s and The Union including: Bonzai, Octopus & Owl, State Park, Sport Fishing USA, The Kyle Sowashes, Freshkills, Dropdead Sons, and Wheels On Fire.

Hope you enjoy all the great music on this episode, and if you wanna see it in person come on out this weekend!

The Moose Is Loose: Episode Three

Aquabear X-Mas at Casa THIS FRIDAY!

The holiday season is upon us. Aquabear Legion is hosting a special X-Mas show at Casa Cantina in Athens this Friday, December 16th starting at 10:30pm. Weird Science, Bonzai, State Park, and Weedghost will play music all night (in that reverse order with Weedghost kicking things off around 10:30pm) and we will have Aquabear Volume 4 compilations and new(ish) Aquabear t-shirts for those last minute gifts on your list. Plus we will be giving away stickers, buttons, and even a cd or two throughout the night… why not? It’s the holidays!

Admission is $3 and all proceeds benefit the Aquabear Legion and specifically the 2012 Aquabear County Fair! Support some local music before the year is out and see some great bands.

Aquabear and Disjointed Record New Compilation for 2012: 16 BANDS in 16 HOURS

We are always trying to think of new ideas around here, so it made sense to record as many bands as possible in a short amount of time and put it out as a compilation right? Right? Well, we somehow convinced Mike Makosky of Disjointed Records that it was a good idea and he offered up his awesome studio space in the hills of Athens County. This Saturday, November 5th we will gather out in the country for a marathon of awesome Ohio music, record it and document it, and then put it out next year for you to hear. I have a feeling it will be more then 16 bands by the time we are done too. Look for pictures, video, and more and the more info on the release as we get into 2012.

16 BANDS in 16 HOURS (in order of time, beginning at 11am)
Bram Riddlebarger, Saturn Missile Batteries, The Revulvas, Cop Hugger, Dune, Hookers Made Out of Cocaine, Moon High, Skumplast, Octopus and Owl, State Park, Nate Scheible/Alex, Dead Winds of Summer, Weedghost, Goodbye Goats, Casiotone Orchestra, Saclunch, Remainder