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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 »»

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 »»



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