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R.I.P. Byrd

June 30, 2010 Reaction was swift Monday to the news of Sen. Robert C. Byrd’s passing. Byrd, 92, the longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate, died 3 a.. more »»

The Mountain State’s Best on Screen

June 30, 2010 Once upon a dream, too many years ago, I fantasized about the imagination and magic of filmmaking. A peek into cinematic fantasyland appeared a long reach, unless I took a trip to California. more »»

WV artists roundup

June 30, 2010 Internationally renowned photographer Jay Stock, 87, of Martins Ferry participated in an illuminating charity event in Schenectady, N.Y. more »»

Song of the Day: 'Goody Goody," by Sophie Madeleine

June 10, 2010 No instrument in the indie world — save, perhaps, the banjo — has enjoyed quite the resurrection the ukulele has. And I'm not just saying that because my girlfriend plays on. more »»

Song of the Day: 'Mermaid Parade' by Phosphorescent

June 9, 2010  Phosphorescent, the indie folk/alt country band fronted by Matthew Houck, first caught our eye with 2005's "Aw Come Aw Wry," a beautifully constructed album comprised largely of... more »»

Song of the Day: 'Everlasting Light' by the Black Keys

June 8, 2010 The Black Keys are everywhere these days. Late night talk shows, hip-hop collaboration albums, 'Eclipse' soundtrack. It's not for nothing either. more »»

Song of the Day: "Yesterday's Company" by Lookbook

June 7, 2010 There's a lot to love here with this track from Lookbook, a Minneapolis electro-pop duo. First, there's the slightly behind the beat keyboard riffs that leave you slightly disoriented. more »»

Song of the Day: "Dimestore Diamond" by Gossip

June 2, 2010  Few bands have captured my attention recently like Gossip. more »»

Song of the Day: "Heaven and Earth" by Blitzen Trapper

June 1, 2010 I've been looking forward to new Blitzen Trapper since 2008's "Furr. more »»

Song of the Day: "Go Outside," Cults

May 27, 2010 Today's breezy, Swedish pop-inspired song comes from a band with nearly no Internet presence. You won't find Cults on Myspace. They don't have their own website. more »»

Song of the Day: "Dream City," by Free Energy

May 26, 2010 Looking for more Thin Lizzy, Tom Petty and Cheap Trick in your life this summer? Of course you are. more »»

Endless Summer ... the summer of music festivals

May 26, 2010 A late night drive home with the windows down on the Interstate. The warm summer air freezing time. The echo of a song bouncing around the car. Some people dozing off in the back seat. Joy. Calm. more »»

Summer Movie Preview

May 26, 2010 The sunny summer tentpole, adventure 3D mania for 2010 has just romped their first gallops from the starting gate. more »»

Song of the Day: "Tell It To The Volcanoes" by Miniature Tigers

May 20, 2010 This track from Miniature Tigers, a band with a precipitious rise thanks to Myspace, begins with a basic guitar strum and keyboard bassline. Then the melody takes you over a waterfal. more »»

Nelsonville Music Festival Review

May 20, 2010 I go to music festivals for several reasons, but the greatest of which — and, really, the best part about music in general — is the revelation. more »»

Song of the Day: Bowerbirds, 'Beneath Your Tree'

May 19, 2010 Today's song of the day comes to you courtesy of Bowerbirds. more »»

Song of the Day: Dessa, 'Dixon's Girl'

May 13, 2010 We were first turned onto Dessa by Rhymesayers' artist P.O.S.  and we haven't taken her debut LP "A Badly Broken Code" off our iPod since. more »»

Song of the Day: Mayer Hawthorne, 'Thin Moon'

May 12, 2010 Skinny, dorky-looking white boy Mayer Hawthorne is the latest to take up the revivalist movements chains. And if subsequent acts can do what he's doing for  R&B/soul, this is a great thing. more »»

Song of the Day: Jeremy Jay, 'Just Dial My Number'

May 11, 2010 This piano-based song from California native Jeremy Jay is catchy as all get out and the perfect prescription for a crappy, rain-soaked day like today. more »»

Song of the Day: Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, 'I Learned the Hard Way'

May 10, 2010 After a brief absence that allowed us to sip plenty of scotch and bourbon in sunny Florida, we're back with our new feature, "Song of the Day. more »»

 
 

 

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