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God as muse: Eric Lewis opens up

May 29, 2013 Editor’s note: Clarksburg native Eric Lewis rocks. Cheesy? Yes. more »»

Chum alum Lancaster talks family, new music

April 29, 2013 I remember seeing a segment on the evening news, back around 1988, about a musical project involving a handful of local artists and bands. The album was to be called First Ste. more »»

Review: Bowie’s back with ‘The Next Day’

April 29, 2013 David Bowie - The Next Day Surprise! After spending the past half a decade or so out of the public eye, for the most part, David Bowie is back. more »»

Singer/songwriter riding the folk wave

April 1, 2013 West Virginia native Logan Venderlic is a young artist bringing a bit of a fresh take on folk music with his own “folk-wave” sound. more »»

The evolution of Beckley’s Motion Theatre

February 28, 2013 Recently Graffiti had the opportunity to chat with the exceptionally polite Jason Lockart, manager of the Beckley area band, Motion Theatre, and the equally pleasant members Greg Lilly, Robbie... more »»

Don’t call it Emo; The Convalescing is tried and true rock ‘n’ roll

February 28, 2013 The follow-up to Motion Theatre’s 2011 EP “The Relative Minor” is a virtuous slice of what would most likely be called “emo” today. more »»

Review: Dropkick Murphys back with a vengeance

February 28, 2013 Just in time for St. more »»

Hudson Falcons: working-class heroes

January 31, 2013 It’s a dreary Saturday afternoon. The threat of phone tag is always a possibility, and to the top the occasion off, the “high-tech” voice recorder being used to do the interview isn’t behaving. more »»

Red Audio: The birth, death and possible rebirth of a cover band

January 31, 2013 Late into the night, an easygoing Jett Bailes reflects fondly on the some of the bands he’d been a part of early on that helped shape him as a musician and songwriter. more »»

Sangoma emerges from the ashes

December 26, 2012 In any given music scene in any given location, there are artists and bands that stand out and even moreso that do not. more »»

No screwing around for Sangoma on self-titled release

December 26, 2012 This is the debut release by Huntington, WV’s Sangoma. more »»

Ryan Cain & The Ables real deal rockabilly

December 26, 2012 “My Pistol Rides Shotgun” is the brand new offering from this high octane rockabilly outfit from the Clarksburg, W.Va., area. more »»

Farnsworth: Two-piece rocks it out

November 29, 2012 Farnsworth is a no frills power-duo from the Charleston area comprised of Chris Vance on guitars/vocal duties, and Jason Reese, who lets loose on his rather exquisite scaled down vintage drum kit. more »»

Review: Todd Burge - Building Characters

November 29, 2012 Todd Burge is one of West Virginia’s most prolific singer-songwriters and is back with one of two brand new offerings (another release is apparently geared more toward children). more »»

Elkins boys The Backwoods Massacre

October 31, 2012 Danch – Vocals/Songwriter Sam – Bass Henry – Guitars Animal – Drums The Backwoods Massacre is a four-piece metal band hailing from the Elkins area. more »»

Misfits latest a very worthy departure

October 31, 2012 At first glance old Misfits fans might see the title “The Devil’s Rain” and be reminded of the line from their classic track “Skulls”. more »»

Mike Doughty set for Mountain Stage

October 31, 2012 Mike Doughty remembers his first favorite song - John Denver's “Take Me Home, Country Roads. more »»

The Renfields: Scariest damn band in the land

September 26, 2012 Graffiti: How did growing up in Transylvania have an impact on the music you play and how has being “trans” planted in WV changed your sound, if at all? Vincent Renfield: We’re really just your... more »»

The Number Six — just five normal guys

August 29, 2012 Graffiti: So, to someone who might not be familiar with The Number Six, describe for readers, in your own words, the type of music you guys play. TN6: Well... it’s metal. It’s heavy, it’s melodi. more »»

Ancient Shores is makin’ a hellish noise

August 29, 2012 Graffiti: So Ancient Shores is from WV, right? Can you describe the area you guys come from a little bit? BJ: Morgantown is a small town packed with peopl. more »»

 
 

 

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