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Mandatory fun required at Weird Al show

August 31, 2016 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. more »»

 
 
 
10 great Weird Al songs that aren’t parodies

August 31, 2016 “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. more »»

Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters at the Empty Glass

August 31, 2016 Submitted Louisville, 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. more »»

Acclaimed illusion act comes to WV

August 31, 2016 Submitted St. Albans — Reed and Ashton Masterson’s award-winning illusion show, “Impossible Magic Live” has invaded conventions and theaters all across the Midwest. more »»

Big names at Ohio Valley Music Festival

August 1, 2016 Marietta, Ohio’s first country music festival will be held on Aug. 20 in the Reno Business Park and will include national and regional country artists such as CMA award winner Clint Black, W.Va. more »»

Introducing The Philistines and their debut LP, ‘The Backbone of Night’

August 1, 2016 For better or worse, a rock & roll band is as significant a relationship as any other on the planet. Some might say it’s the most significant kind. more »»

High Land Jam returns to Elkins this August

August 1, 2016 Submitted Summertime is festival tim. more »»

Comedian & actor Izzard landing in WV

June 29, 2016 In the 1970s, Monty Python was something new. They introduced sketches to a televised audience, but their comedy was a dry kind, that had a keen sensibility. more »»

Reviews: New stuff from Hooded Fang, John Doe

June 29, 2016 HOODED FANG - ‘Venus On Edge’ Daps Records If you’re not familiar with Hooded Fang, ‘Venus On Edge’ is the Toronto quartet’s fourth full-length release. more »»

Cincinnati-based funkmeister hits the road

May 25, 2016 Just one state over from our own Appalachian home, funk music is not only alive and well but thriving. more »»

California calling: A Cracker interview

April 27, 2016 In a world of pushing limits, California natives Cracker have been setting the bar for awhile. more »»

Guitarist extraordinaire Jeff Beck celebrates 50 years

April 27, 2016 In conjunction with this summer’s U.S. tour, Jeff Beck will release a new studio album on July 15. This marks his first studio album since the Grammy-winning Emotion & Commotion in 201. more »»

‘Birds in the Night’ a solid debut from indie artist

April 27, 2016 Benjamin Cissner’s presence in the realm of of the American indie music scene isn’t new, though ‘Birds in the Night’ is his debut release. more »»

Devil may care: Charlie Daniels gets political

April 5, 2016 By Jess Mancini Famed country performer Charlie Daniels talks politics as well as he plays the fiddle. Daniels leans conservative, but doesn't say who he supports for president. more »»

Under Surveillance releases ‘Savannah Moon’

January 28, 2016 The Charleston-based rock band, Under Surveillance (US), released their second CD, "Savannah Moon" on Revolution Records in January. more »»

Woody Pines’ ‘hillbilly boogie’ heads to WV

December 30, 2015 Devon Leger You’d never guess it from listening to his old-timey, Southern-influenced music, but Woody Pines is from New Hampshir. more »»

Keller Williams brings tunes to the V Club

November 30, 2015 Submitted For two decades, the ever-prolific Keller Williams has defined the term independent artist. And his 20 recordings tell only half the story. more »»

Ragin’ Cajun and ol’ timey stringband music

September 30, 2015 - The Cajun Country Revival Spanning generations from across the nation the Cajun Country Revival is a veritable supergroup of American roots musicians. more »»

Reviews: From Beyond, Torche, A Place to Bury Strangers

September 30, 2015 Enforcer-From Beyond Nuclear Blast Records In the realm of the so-called NWOTHM (New Wave Of Traditional Heavy Metal) movement there are only a select few of the bands that really manage to capture... more »»

Ben Gilmer: Straight outta Appalachia

August 31, 2015 Ben Gilmer grew up in the mountains of southwestern Virginia where he passed his time messing around the farm with his brother and cousins and playing music with family. more »»

Marshall Tucker Band taking highway to Parkersburg

July 30, 2015 PARKERSBURG - The Marshall Tucker Band won’t just be performing Aug. 16 at the 2015 Parkersburg Homecoming - they’ll be participating too, said founding member and lead singer Doug Gray. more »»

 
 

 

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October 20, 2014 What’s black and white and pink all over? The initiative by Penguin Random House called Read Pink® in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October)! Today the scientific community has left... more »

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