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A mother of a good thing: Mother Blues

June 27, 2012 The mother funkiest band in West Virginia, by all accounts, is Mother Blues out of Charleston. more »»

Q&A: Explosions in the Sky

May 30, 2012 Explosions in the Sky has been kicking around for the better part of a decade and making a name for themselves by playing guitar-heavy instrumental music. Yes, sans vocals. And they kick ass. more »»

Todd Burge: WV born and bred

April 25, 2012 Todd Burge is a name that is familiar to those who keep abreast of the West Virginia music scene but Burge has played everywhere from Mountain Stage to CBGB and points in between. more »»

Yarn spins tales of touring & SXSW

March 28, 2012 KISS has its army, Yarn has its Yarmy. more »»

Morgantown’s Def MC4Life is no cliché

February 29, 2012 I had the privilege of having an advanced listen to rapper Def MC 4Life’s upcoming album, “Route7,” which will be released on April 15. more »»

A history lesson from Southeast Engine

February 29, 2012 “What’s so goddamn great about the Great Depression?” Well, nothing actually. more »»

Whole lotta SOULICIT coming your way

January 25, 2012 By Erin O’Neill SOULICIT is a hard rocking band out of Kansas that is holding its own on rock radio, among the likes of Chevelle, Buckcherry and, dare I say, Nickelback? That’s not to say that... more »»

Tennis anyone? Duo brings the heat

January 25, 2012 Are you ready for spring? How about at least some warmer weather? Well, believe it or not, we are getting close. more »»

All hail ’80s metal: A Zeroking review

December 28, 2011 Anyone familiar with the late 1980s music scene will understand what I am talking about when I mention “hair bands,” such as Poison and Motley Crue. more »»

A divine experience with Leo Kottke

December 28, 2011 One of today’s most successful television advertising campaigns is the “Most Interesting Man Alive” beer commercial; that bearded icon has been worth his weight in gold for driving interest and sale... more »»

Forget the labels, give Cults a listen

November 30, 2011 Normally, I gravitate towards rock music. Different variants from when rock first hit the scene in the 1950s and every kind in between since. more »»

Maybelogic is funk-world-rock-fusion

October 26, 2011 Citing such influences as James Brown, Frank Zappa and Jamiroquai, the quartet hailing from mostly different areas of West Virginia and Indiana, found each other in the universe and commenced to mak... more »»

Costello stands out on latest ‘Lamplight’

October 26, 2011 Katie Costello has one of those voices that seems familiar, yet once you hear her sing, you become addicte. more »»

‘Rocky Horror’ comes to Parkersburg

September 28, 2011 For those too old for trick-or-treating, there’s another treat in store this Halloween. more »»

Prison Book Club’s latest is both rockin’ and heartbreakin’

September 28, 2011 It may seem a bit premature to refer to Prison Book Club as a super group, but, in the context of West Virginia’s budding scene, the label is more than appropriate. more »»

TRUE GRIT: The hunchman from Boone Co.

August 31, 2011 Ask the average West Virginian to name the state’s most notorious outlaw of the 20th century and you will most likely hear Jesco White’s name. more »»

No bullsh*t: The Demon Beat goes on

July 27, 2011 When guitarist Adam Meisterhans sits down to talk about the latest The Demon Beat record, a whole host of subjects spring up: Dinosaur Jr. more »»

Daniel Johnston: Pop culture anti-hero

June 29, 2011 “I talk about my ideas all day long,” said Daniel Johnston. After speaking with him, there is little doubt. Johnston is a dream subject for any music writer. more »»

For WV’s Fletcher’s Grove, it’s All Good

May 25, 2011 For a group of guys, all West Virginia University students, who started out as just another band “paying their dues,” the chance for Fletcher’s Grove to play this year’s All Good Music Festival is... more »»

The Greens: Possibly the hardest working band in West Virginia

April 27, 2011 They might be the best band you’ve never heard of, but this band, together nearly a decade, is legendary in Morgantown and among other college crowds, playing something like 100 shows a year. more »»



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