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Sarah Shook & the Disarmers hit the road

This spring, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers released their debut LP "Sidelong" with Bloodshot Records. Musically, the band takes threads from Americana, neo-traditional country, folk, rock and roll, and fabricates a sound that's familiar enough to be accessible on a broad scale, while it ...

Rapper Lil Wayne at WVU Coliseum Apr. 7

SubmittedMorgantown, W.Va.- Five-time Grammy Award-winner Lil Wayne will play the WVU Coliseum Friday, April 7. Showtime is set for 8:30 p.m. Tickets on sale now at Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000 and 304-293-SHOW ...

Lucid Fly jumps on crowdfunding train

By Dave Tedder/ Head First EntertainmentLos Angeles based "dark prog" act Lucid Fly has released their first full length album, 'Building Castles in Air,' through their own Hour Eleven Music (distributed by Vanity Music Group).The band originated in Orlando, Florida, releasing a well-received ...

Wizards of Winter hit the road with holiday rock

SubmittedHoliday rock opera ensemble the WIZARDS OF WINTER are pleased to announce that as of today, 2016's holiday tour will now feature three former members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra with the recent return of lead vocalist Guy LeMonnier. Hailing from Grand Rapids, MI, LeMonnier has ...

WV musicians celebrate album releases

Submitted byDrew TannerFriday, Oct. 28, Marietta, Ohio's Peoples Bank Theatre Spotlight Series continues with a concert by songwriter and Mountain Stage Radio Show host Larry Groce, his wife Sandra Groce, and Mid-Ohio Valley singer-songwriter Todd Burge. Both the Groces and Burge are marking ...

OrViLL REX, a psychedelic circus of rock

Orvill Rex is a band based out of Morgantown, playing a mixture of traditional rock 'n' roll and 70s psychedelic Rock.The group, made up of George Durbin, bass; Phillip Smallwood II, guitar and vocals; Dave Brown, guitar and vocals; and Keidan Michaels, drums, vocals, has been a band for a ...

Mandatory fun required at Weird Al show

When "Weird Al" Yankovic takes the stage at the Clay Center on Sept. 22, the concert will be a little different than the other dates on the second installment of his Mandatory World Tour."For this particular gig, I'm going to say, 'Hello, Charleston,'" deadpanned the four-time Grammy winner and ...

10 great Weird Al songs that aren’t parodies

"Weird Al" Yankovic is best known for his parodies, but don't sleep on his original songs, which may send up a particular style, but aren't based on any one song.My top 10 list goes like this:10. "Gotta Boogie" (Weird Al Yankovic)As Yankovic starts off repeating the title over and over, you ...

Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters at the Empty Glass

SubmittedLouisville, KY - Americana twang band Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters return to West Virginia to play the Empty Glass on Friday, Sept. 2 in Charleston as a stop on their extended fall tour.After releasing their debut full-length record "Midwest Heart/Southern Blues" in January, ...

Acclaimed illusion act comes to WV

SubmittedSt. Albans - Reed and Ashton Masterson's award-winning illusion show, "Impossible Magic Live" has invaded conventions and theaters all across the Midwest. They have been featured on ABC, the CW Network, and just recently performed for over 1,000 during the filming of an A&E ...