The Sleep Well Beast

–by Joshua Beane– The first time I heard The National, I was standing on Summers Street in Charleston, waiting to meet a friend for lunch. As my friend approached me, she removed her earbuds and I asked her what she was listening to. She responded that it was The National’s …

LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream

Some bands are really just one person, one individual without whom the group could not exist. There may be many other voices, some of them very important; but ultimately, the music remains an expression of that single person’s creativity. LCD Soundsystem is more or less James Murphy, the same way …

WV Punk

In my 36 years on this planet, I’ve lived a fair number of places in the US. From San Francisco, to Eugene, Oregon to New York City, and I can say in all seriousness that West Virginia is a punk rock mecca. We have such an unknown and wonderful history …

Scarlet Revolt

Scarlet Revolt is a Charleston, WV based rock band formed in 2012 with strong classic rock roots and a heavy modern rock vibe. According to Do Savannah Magazine, SR sound “Classic without falling into a redundant 70’s revivalist corner.” SR released their debut “Awakening” EP in December 2016 with Factory …