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WVU brings optimism to season

July 28, 2010 With 16 starters returning from a team that went 9-4 a year ago, it’s only natural optimism surrounds the 2010 West Virginia University football program. more »»

Marshall ready for some changes

July 28, 2010 College football teams tend to schedule a non-conference opponent or two that should guarantee them a victory. Quite the contrary for Marshall University. more »»

A time of growth for Sara Watkins

July 28, 2010 Eighteen years into a musical career that’s included multiple Grammy nominations and wins usually isn’t the time for an explosion of growth. more »»

Song of the Day: 'The Gardener,' by The Tallest Man on Earth

July 21, 2010 There's no shortage of folk singer-songwriters that are reminiscent of Bobby D. But that doesn't mean some of those artists aren't worth checking out. more »»

Song of the Day: 'Two' by The Antlers

July 20, 2010  Despite its lack of a chorus and the depressing subject matter it tackles, "Two" from The Antlers' 2009 album, "Hospice," is the catchiest song I've heard in months. more »»

Song of the Day: 'Dance Yrself Clean' by LCD Soundsystem

July 15, 2010 LCD Soundsystem's new album, "This is Happening," has been out for a few months now and no matter how many times we listen to the rest of the disc (do people say that anymore?), we always... more »»

Song of the Day: 'Come as You Are,' by The Mammals

July 14, 2010 For whatever reason, we're always attracted to covers of popular songs that are in genres far different from the original tune. A folk band covering Britney Spears? Classic. more »»

Song of the Day: 'Ocean City' by Kurt Vile

July 13, 2010 When Sonic Youth singer Kim Gordon mentions that she can't stop listening to one of your albums, well, my friend, good things are happening for you. more »»

Song of the Day: 'Right On' by The Roots

July 12, 2010 The Roots have a new album out and it's easily one of their best in years. more »»

Song of the Day: 'Kalama' by Damien Jurado

July 8, 2010 He's not even the most famous singer-songwriter named Damien (that would go to Damien Rice), but for our money no one is better than Mr. Jurado. more »»

Song of the Day: 'Animal Arithmetic' by Jonsi

July 6, 2010 Sigur Ros took a turn toward faster tempos and more "joyful" music on their last release, "Med sud I eyrum ... more »»

Song of the Day: 'The Cave' by Mumford & Sons

July 5, 2010 Leave it to England to perfect an American music form.  These days more and more acts are adopting a country/folk/bluegrass bend and, as with any trend, it, at times, gets trite. more »»

Song of the Day: "Drumroll (We're All Thirsty)" by P.O.S.

July 1, 2010 P.O.S. has straddled the line, however much of a line there is, between hip-hop and punk for years. Whether through combining his two loves into his hip-hop tracks or through the punk band he fronts. more »»

Song of the Day: A.A. Bondy's 'I Can See the Pines Are Dancing'

June 30, 2010 Couldn't get enough of Bon Iver? Who could? Well, this isn't it. But if you like mellow folk recorded in a barn/rustic cabin, you'll dig this track from A.A. Bondy. more »»

R.I.P. Byrd

June 30, 2010 Reaction was swift Monday to the news of Sen. Robert C. Byrd’s passing. Byrd, 92, the longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate, died 3 a.. more »»

The Mountain State’s Best on Screen

June 30, 2010 Once upon a dream, too many years ago, I fantasized about the imagination and magic of filmmaking. A peek into cinematic fantasyland appeared a long reach, unless I took a trip to California. more »»

WV artists roundup

June 30, 2010 Internationally renowned photographer Jay Stock, 87, of Martins Ferry participated in an illuminating charity event in Schenectady, N.Y. more »»

Song of the Day: 'Goody Goody," by Sophie Madeleine

June 10, 2010 No instrument in the indie world — save, perhaps, the banjo — has enjoyed quite the resurrection the ukulele has. And I'm not just saying that because my girlfriend plays on. more »»

Song of the Day: 'Mermaid Parade' by Phosphorescent

June 9, 2010  Phosphorescent, the indie folk/alt country band fronted by Matthew Houck, first caught our eye with 2005's "Aw Come Aw Wry," a beautifully constructed album comprised largely of... more »»

Song of the Day: 'Everlasting Light' by the Black Keys

June 8, 2010 The Black Keys are everywhere these days. Late night talk shows, hip-hop collaboration albums, 'Eclipse' soundtrack. It's not for nothing either. more »»



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