Punch Brothers: Live at The Clay Center

By: Brendan My only problem with the Punch Brothers concert at The Clay Center Sunday night was an over-familiarity with their 2012 album, Who's Feeling Young Now, which is one of my most listened-to albums of the past few years. My eagerness to hear those songs led to some small frustration with the inventiveness of... Continue Reading →

Carrie Underwood: Live in Charleston, WV, 5/8/13

You can read my full review of last night's Carrie Underwood concert in Charleston, WV at The Charleston Gazette website. An edited version of the review was also featured in today's print edition of the newspaper. I wasn't a huge fan of Carrie Underwood (and certainly not of opening act Hunter Hayes) before the gig,... Continue Reading →

The Joy Formidable: Live at Legends of Notre Dame, 4/11/13

Muruch's Mid-West reviewer/photographer Jen "Coble" Hopper caught The Joy Formidable's concert at Notre Dame's Legends Nightclub last Thursday, April 11th. You can read her thoughts about and see her photographs of the show below... The Joy Formidable played Legends of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN) on Thursday, April 11th. Their original set date a couple... Continue Reading →

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3: Eroica

By Brendan I am very excited to learn that Beethoven's revolutionary Symphony No. 3: Eroica will be tackled by Grant Cooper and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra next year. This thunderous work is as exciting as any Rock music. It was also the subject of one of my favorite movies -- I think it fitting... Continue Reading →

Live Review: WV Symphony Presents “Mozart’s Requiem”

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s “Mozart's Requiem” concerts were held at The Clay Center’s Maier Foundation Performance Hall this past weekend and I had the pleasure of attending Saturday night. The WVSO performed Richard Wagner’s "Prelude to Act III, Tristan und Isolde," Johannes Brahms' "Tragische Ouvertϋre" (Tragic Overture) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's famous "Requiem," with accompaniment... Continue Reading →

Local Music: The Disappearing Man

Muruch's Vic and Heather popped into Taylor Books on Friday night in search of chai and dessert. The cafe was packed with not a single seat to be found. The cause for the crowd seemed to be the scheduled musician for the night: The Disappearing Man (a.k.a. Brandon Mitchell). To be honest, we initially dismissed... Continue Reading →

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