Keeping a beat in the Mountain State
Rock/jazz/funk jam band Fletcher’s Grove will celebrate the release of the new album, Pepperoni Pizza, this weekend with shows in Morgantown and Huntington. “Pizza was a huge part in the album. This is my last year of college, so it was either going to be pepperoni pizza or ramen noodles,” says Ryan Krofcheck, lead guitarist and singer in Fletcher’s Grove. “The guys at the recording studio were always ordering pizza from across the street. We already had Pepperoni Pizza as a song that our fans knew and we thought the concept of having a pizza box with a pizza as the disc was clever." Originally from Teays Valley, the band formed in high school and now calls Morgantown home. Fletcher’s Grove is made up of Adam Greene (drums), Wes Hager...
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For 75 years, the Marshall Artists Series has been a staple at Marshall University. The event has always brought in different entertainment and speakers, and for about the last decade, has been collaborating with Mountain Stage for many shows. “This is the final event of the 75th anniversary line-up, and it is a salute to all of the previous years, set by Mountain Stage,” says Angela Jones, director of marketing and external affairs for the Marshall Artists Series. Mountain Stage, a live radio show from West Virginia Public Broadcasting, will include several exciting sets by big names at the Keith Albee Theater in Huntington on Sunday, April 29, 2012. Larry Groce, one of the three founders of Mountain Stage, put together the event to mark of the anniversary of the...
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Morgantown, four-piece band Jonestown has a dark, playful style with its alternative country, power pop sound on the new album, Cast of Idiots, recorded at Zone 8 Studios in Granville. Reminiscent of the Jonestown tragedy where cult leader Jim Jones’ followers ingested cyanide-laced grape Kool-Aid, the cover of the latest CD shows friends of the band holding drinks. “There are exactly 39 humans and 1 animal on the cover. Everyone is drinking grape Kool-Aid except me. In the tradition of Jim Jones, who opted not to drink the grape Kool-Aid on that fateful day in Guyana, I have a can of RC in the photo. This ties in to a song on the CD with the same name. ‘RC’ is one of my personal favorites on the album,” says guitarist and vocalist Evan Jones....
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