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WV’s hardest working indie

July 28, 2009 Summertime is always crazy for small-time acts climbing their way to the top, but I managed to pry Tucker Riggleman away from Big Bullet Records and its flagship band The Demon Beat for a few... more »»

David Bello and His Many Monikers

July 28, 2009 David Bello, the new Dylan or Morgantown version of Daniel Johnston? That is the question that plagues us. more »»

Dangermuffin prepares for the Purple Fiddle

July 1, 2009 The Purple Fiddle continues its string of great shows with Sunday's performance by Dangermuffin. Voted Charleston, S.C. more »»

'Ever do cocaine?,' Todd Snider asks us

June 23, 2009 It’s not unusual to call an artist on a home or cell number and get the voicemail on the first attempt. more »»

Saddle up and play

May 26, 2009 “The best is still to come.” Those are basically the words Joe Pritchard, founder and frontman for The Recipe, left me with after our interview recently. more »»

Summer albums not to miss

May 26, 2009 May 19 Tori Amos – Abnormally Attracted to Sin Eminem – Relapse Iron and Wine – Around the Wellmore »»

Fests are the best

May 26, 2009 All Good Music Festival Where: Masontown, W.Va. more »»

Herb and Hanson: The acoustic duo of destruction

April 28, 2009 Critically described as “intoxicating and stupefying,” Herb and Hanson, aka “The Acoustic Duo of Destruction,” have been performing in and around the West Virginia area for... more »»

Don’t judge a band by its name

March 24, 2009 I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and it’s equally true you shouldn’t judge a band by its name. more »»

Worth working back from accident

February 24, 2009 About a month ago, readers likely feared the worst — a man in a rolling wheelchair had been struck on the Southside. The victim turned out to be artist/disabled advocate, Christopher Wort. more »»

Cowboy Junkies still riding on

February 24, 2009 The Cowboy Junkies have been a band almost as long as I’ve been alive. Their debut album, “Whites Off Earth,” was released in 1986. I was five-years-old. more »»

Keeping ‘Huck’s Herd’alive

January 27, 2009 Compiling a 129-59 record, the late Marshall University basketball coach Rick Huckabay turned MU hoops from 1983-1989 into formidable force appearing in three NCAA tournaments and an NIT berth. more »»

Once a Weedhawk, always a Weedhawk

January 27, 2009 A grizzled journeyman rocker washing dishes to pay the bills meets a charming and talented symphony violinist. more »»

Three part harmonies to die for

December 29, 2008 In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit this before proceeding with the articl. more »»

Duhks defying labels

December 29, 2008 Canada’s The Duhks (pronounced like Ducks) has been hitting the tour circuit for five years now with steady growth since its 2003’s debut, “Your Daughters & Your Sons. more »»

A hip-hop state of union

November 24, 2008 West Virginia has a certain image that isn't necessarily helping it in the global economy where talented, skilled people can live and work anywhere they want. more »»

W.Va.: The start of it all

November 24, 2008 The WWVA Jamboree opened at midnight on April 1, 1933 in the Capitol Theater in Wheeling and was broadcast on WWVA from the nearby Hawley Building. more »»

Poobah rockin’ near the Woods

November 24, 2008  This trip we head to Marietta, Ohio, to a lovely lush green area on Ohio 550, one mile from Ohio 7. The place is called Outskirts and the building has had a great makeover, and looks new inside. more »»

Sheered Lepus makes some of that thar music

November 24, 2008 Rock ‘n Roll is supposed to be dead. The Who weren’t uncertain if it was dead or alive, Lenny Kravitz said it was definitely dead, and Marilyn Manson, well, he said it was dead too. more »»

Big Ass Manatee: A band or just really good dancers?

October 28, 2008 Morgantown band Big Ass Manatee, commonly abbreviated as B.A. Man or BAM, has developed one of the fastest growing cult followings in 123 Pleasant Street’s rich history. more »»



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