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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 »»

Song of the Day: Local Natives

April 28, 2010 Fresh off their SXSW appearance, today's Song of the Day comes courtesy of L.A. natives Local Natives. more »»

‘The Situation’ is no Frank Sinatra

April 28, 2010 New Jersey: there are 24-hour diners everywhere; it's home to Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Atlantic City; it's a short drive from New York City. more »»

Crusading for environmental issues

April 28, 2010 When thinking of films with “green” environmental themes, the majority of the movies depict not a palatial future of wind-driven energy and natural food. more »»

Song of the Day: Dr. Dog

April 27, 2010 You know the old saying you can't judge a book by its cover? Well, eff that, we do it all the time. And more often than not, it works in our favor. more »»

You say you want a revolution? Well, you know ...

March 31, 2010 How do you shake up leaders and citizens of Huntington? Ask to come to the city and teach citizens how to properly eat. more »»

Larry Keel swings back through

February 23, 2010 Talking to Larry Keel on the phone you’d never get the impression his fingers move as fast as they do. more »»

Have the Avett Brothers sold out?

January 26, 2010 The Avett Brothers sure have come a long way since their debut way back in 2001. more »»

Bridgeport hosting winter jazzerland

December 29, 2009 If you’d like to warm up a cold winter weekend with some hot soul jazz, you don’t need to go to Atlanta or New Orleans. You can go to Bridgeport. more »»

Commentary: Why jazz? Why here? Why now?

December 29, 2009 Recent publicity about the Winter Jazz Weekend event planned in Bridgeport on Jan. more »»

Kathy Mattea on coal and frog gigging

November 23, 2009 Through all the awards, Grammy-nominations and wins, albums, chart topping hits and more, Kathy Mattea always comes back home to West Virginia. more »»

West Virginian First Man from U.S. to Win Einstein Belt

November 23, 2009 Calling Professor Danger. It's an appropriate name particularly since the university where he teaches sits less than a mile downwind from a plant that manufactures deadly MI. more »»

 
 

 

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