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‘Beneath the Eyrie’ is Pixies’ gold

When the Pixies released the album's lead single, "On Graveyard Hill," it appeared that we might be in store for an album that picks up where Head Carrier left off. That wouldn't be a bad thing at all, being that it was one of the best albums the Pixies had released since Doolittle. Such a ...

Brazilian guitarist adds spice to The Royal Hounds

If you are familiar with The Royal Hounds then you know that they play quirky, in-your-face, roots rock and roll driven by a wild front man with a stand-up bass. You can now add to that tagline, "And a Brazilian kid who can play guitar like Brent Mason and Johnny Hiland."Scott Hinds, the ...

Governor’s Race Heats Up Nearly a Year Out

While primary ballots won't be cast in West Virginia until May of 2020, the fight for the chance to lead the state is already attracting more attention than any other race on the ballot.Incumbent Governor Jim Justice is eligible to seek a second term and has announced his intention to do so. ...

Lettuce to perform at Snowshoe Resort

Genre-defying funk-jazz-soul-hip-hop-psychedelic-jam-art-rock-experimental-avant-garde music titans Lettuce released their sixth studio album, Elevate, on June 14 via their own Lettuce Records.Produced by Lettuce and recorded at Colorado Sound Studio outside of Denver with legendary engineer ...

Wheeling’s theater became a Civil War prison

I had finally found the location where my fourth great-grandfather had been held prisoner as a 'Dangerous Spy' during the Civil War. I was a bit disappointed, as I had expected to find a gloomy and dilapidated building that would speak of its dark history and sordid past as a prison. I was ...

Battinson: Same bat-whine, same bat-panic?

Previously, on "Freaking Out About Batman"...Amid the chaos, screams and rioting six years ago following Ben Affleck's casting as Batman, I emerged as a calm voice, advising people to take a deep breath and at least wait to see the movie. After all, Heath Ledger turned out OK as the Joker.I ...

Fletcher’s Grove hits festival circuit

MORGANTOWN, WV Fletcher's Grove is very pleased to announce that their new LP Waiting Out The Storm can now be heard in its entirety on retail music platforms. Live dates in support of the record begin June 2 at Mountain Music Festival in Oak Hill, W.Va.Waiting Out the Storm is a lyrically ...

Slayer and guests bring down the arena

At least five police cars with flashing lights were planted in the hotel parking lot across the way. Three more pulled in as I made my way down the block to the arena. It was an overcast evening with crisp air breezing by from time to time so it seemed like a fitting atmosphere.Starting outside ...

Joey Chestnut takes on a West Virginia tradition

No. 1-ranked competitive eater Joey Chestnut prepared for this year's Pepperoni Roll-Eating World Championship at the West Virginia Three Rivers Festival by exercising.Really."I have to be healthy," Chestnut said. "Otherwise, I'm not going to be able to push myself to a ridiculous limit."The ...

Out of their league? The 10 unlikeliest JLA members

After presenting my list of the 10 most unlikely Avengers last month, in the interest of providing equal time, here's a list of the most unexpected Justice Leaguers.As with my Avengers list, I've tried to weed out folks who were written specifically to become team members (like Triumph) or made ...