Bieber took a reprieve from music when his name was continually dragged through the dirt following several legal controversies and a couple of missteps in his public relations.

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform a three-concert series in Morgantown, debuting on Nov. 13. The concert titled "From The New World" will reflect on various influences of American culture through time, dating back to the late 19th century. The series will be held at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre.

Russell’s star-studded career began at the age of 15, when the young star would stand front and center on stages in the nightclubs of Tulsa, Oklahoma among peers of his band, The Starlighters. Made up of  J.J. Cale, Leo Feathers, Chuck Blackwell and Johnny Williams, the group is known for combining genres of rock, country and blues.

Since the opening of Schmitt’s Saloon in February 2013, the Showcase has continued to impress each week.

With roots in Arlington, Virginia, SOJA’s start officially began in 1997, but the group’s true start arguably began years before that. Just as the band’s ballads bleed with tales of inspiration, the story behind the group’s journey to stardom is just as remarkable.

Grab your cowboy boots and get ready to get down. Tonight, Schmitt’s Saloon will host country group Parmalee for a sold out Morgantown show.

If you’ve ever dreamed of stardom, Mountaineer Idol may be your big break. The longtime singing competition is returning this fall and kicks off its high-stakes auditions this evening on campus.

Morgantown Sound returns this school year with a lineup of local bands to play live shows for it’s radio audience.

For those unfamiliar, Morgantown Sound is a weekly show hosted by West Virginia University’s radio station, U92. Each week, a live performance featuring a local band is played on the radio from the Gluck Theatre in the Mountainlair.

Able Moving Hearts’ band members all have just that - able and moving hearts that are willing and driven to work as hard as ever to get their music out there.

Fresh off the mainstream success of his latest album, A$AP Rocky will be the first artist to perform at the West Virginia University Coliseum this fall. WVU Arts & Entertainment kicks off its concert season by bringing him, along with special guests Danny Brown and Vince Staples, to Morgantown on Sept. 18. All three are relatively big-name artists for the area, making students eager to get their hands on tickets.

 

Local music festival All Good brought nothing but great vibes July 9-11. Primus, moe., Cake, Thievery Corporation, Lotus, SOJA, Railroad Earth, Keller Williams, Yonder Mountain String Band, Dark Star Orchestra, Greensky Bluegrass and many other bands performed.

 

What a long, strange trip the infamous Grateful Dead has lived. After rocking for  50 years, the Grateful Dead will  put on their last performance for all Dead Heads July 3-5 at Chicago’s Soldier Field. Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann will take the stage, exactly 20 years after the Grateful Dead performed there for the last time.

 

"Lord of the hippies, king of the rednecks, lord of the druggies, king of the rednecks." The previous line is a mantra from the infamous band of outlaws who go by the name of Texas Hippie Coalition. With a reputation for rocking people’s faces off, Texas Hippie Coalition is set to take stage at southern rock hot spot, Schmitt’s Saloon this Sunday. But the question stands: Is West Virginia University ready? 

Edgy southern-rock band Saving Abel returns to the Morgantown area tonight at Schmitt’s Saloon. This isn’t a first for this well-known band, but the experience itself will be.

Diplo has been at the forefront of electronic dance music for over a decade, under many different monikers (Major Lazer, Jack Ü).Of Monsters and Men would love for listeners to see something new beneath their skin, but it seems they have stuck to their usual script for this album. This is not necessarily a problem, but all of my expectations for this album were leisurely reached.

Marina and the Diamonds sounds like a pop band with a female frontrunner, but the big secret they don’t want you to know is that Welsh artist Marina Diamandis is actually just a multitalented solo performer.

Last Year’s Model, a local musical worship group, plans to wow listeners with their retro inspired set at the URM Coffee House this evening.

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