My first quarter at OU was almost a decade ago (gulp). Lots of bands from other colleges played Athens back then, Miami’s Oval Opus and Bowling Green’s The Big Creak among them. I remember opening their press packs at the student newspaper and realizing Top 40 aspirants had to work their way up through the underground just like punk bands.
They’re still on that climb. Members of both groups recently reassembled in Cincinnati as Green Light Morning, a band seemingly one big break from opening for somebody like Train or The Fray. For now, they’ll play the more humble confines of Ruby’s this Friday.