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Parkersburg resident writes for D.C. comics

August 25, 2010 You don’t turn down D.C. comics. If an editor from the flagship company asks you to do story on Harley Quinn, who you’re only vaguely familiar with, you take it. more »»

Pitchfork Music Festival

July 28, 2010 It had all the making of an independent music festival. more »»

300-pound ‘country rapper’ on why he’s more authentic than Taylor Swift

July 28, 2010 “Country rapper” Colt Ford may have a point when he gets defensive about people’s suggestion that his music is not “real country. more »»

Black Neil Diamond returns home

June 30, 2010 A little more than 10 years ago, Theron Denson was hopping from table to table at an Outback Steak House in Charleston, W.Va. more »»

Librarians release the summer’s best album

April 28, 2010 I’ve said it once and I’ll say a thousand times more: Librarians’ new release,  “Present Passed,” is one of my favorite albums of the year — West Virginia... more »»

Cherryholmes brings it grade ‘A’ goodness to town

March 31, 2010 There’s something inherently charming about family bands, especially ones that are multi-generational. When said family band is actually an extremely talented, award-winning bluegrass band ... more »»

Jeff Ellis is poised for a breakout

March 31, 2010 First they came from across the pond. England, more precisely. In the 1990s, it was Seattle, Wash. more »»

Bud Carroll looks to the next level

February 23, 2010 Few West Virginia bands have more going on through the first part of this year than Bud Carroll and the Southern Souls. more »»

Groove to the sounds of Fletcher’s Grove

February 23, 2010 Fletcher’s Grove is a Primus-inflected, “Garcia-approved” jam band of Marshall students. more »»

P.O.S. embraces chaos in hip hop

February 23, 2010 P.O.S. exploded on the indie rap scene with 2006’s “Audition,” a brilliant fusion of his two musical loves: punk and hip hop. more »»

Dessa mixes old soul, hip hop and philosophy

February 23, 2010 Dessa burst onto the underground hip hop scene in 2005 with an EP. more »»

On love and marriage and God

January 26, 2010 Brooke Waggoner’s one of those artists you discover on a whim and wonder how you had never heard of her before. more »»

Sons Had Father: Punk as f***

December 29, 2009 The most punk rock thing I’ve seen in the local music scene this year has to be the handful of times I watched Parkersburg-based post-rock band Sons Had Father play area watering holes. more »»

Devo get ‘Fresh’ with new album, tour, documentary

December 29, 2009 Ignorance used to be bliss. Yet somewhere along our evolution excursion, we all went ap. more »»

Rap song remembers Sago disaster

November 23, 2009 On Jan. 2, 2006, a disaster occurred at the Sago No. 1 mine, located just outside of Buckhannon in Upshur County. more »»

Taking Back Sunday’s not taking anything back

October 27, 2009 Taking Back Sunday’s gone through more lineup changes than the Cleveland Browns, and yet they continue to put out quality records. more »»

The All-American Rejects are firmly acceptable

October 27, 2009 Pardon the cliche, but the third time was the charm for The All-American Rejects. Not that their first two albums were anything to scoff at. more »»

‘Saw’ actress and friend prepare for WV

September 29, 2009 Desert country act Smith & Pyle began on a whim. more »»

The New Relics: Taking Country by storm

September 29, 2009 The New Relics are all about movement. The band has migrated from a rock to country sound. Its current tour is taking them from town to town and state to state. more »»

Meandering in its own way

August 25, 2009 There are few bands I’ve looked forward to interviewing more than Yo La Tengo, a group I soon came to find out doesn’t quite enjoy that process as much as I was anticipating it mysel. more »»



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