Category Archives: Spring 2012

MGTSND 04-16-2012 / The Love Me Knots

On this episode, you’ll hear a performance from The Love Me Knots recorded on April 16th, 2012.

Brian Porterfield, Billy Matheny, Raj Chandran and a man by the name of Punk Rock Bill make up this Morgantown band. They’re in the process of recording a new album, but they took the time to perform for Morgantown Sound and close out our Spring semester. The Love Me Knots are classic rock ‘n’ roll. If you like that, you should listen.

We’d like to thank The Love me Knots for performing. This is that performance, live from the Gluck.

Listen HERE.

You can sit back and enjoy the entire performance, or use the following time code to jump around.

Not Bout You – 1:15
Elbow Bends – 3:43
Drink All Night – 8:14
Don’t Know What I’m Doing – 10:28
I Can’t Think – 13:22
Permanent Finger – 16:49
Watchin’ Wolves – 20:11
Welcome to Good Time – 23:24

You can also check out the band on Facebook.

Recorded and mixed by John Casey.

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MGTSND 04-16-2012 / RULE

On this episode, you’ll hear a performance from RULE recorded on April 16th, 2012.

Made up of three members, RULE delivers a chilled out sound by use of conga drums, bass guitar and an electric guitar. There songs’ subjects range anywhere from topical issues to an interest in technology. Singer, Raj Chandran, is also a U92 alumnus.

We’d like to thank RULE for performing. This is that performance, live from the Gluck.

Listen HERE.

You can sit back and enjoy the entire performance, or use the following time code to jump around.

Institution of Pollution – 1:19
Generation Retro – 5:36
Speed Trap – 10:06
The Book – 14:43
Smart Phone Luv – 17:49
Cloudytown – 22:38
Personal Fuel – 26:32
Me 2.0 – 31:38
Happiness is a Warm Gadget – 35:28
4G LTE SOB – 39:00
Strike a Poser – 42:49

Recorded and mixed by John Casey.

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MGTSND 04-09-2012 / Coyotes In Boxes

photo by steven sherer

On this episode, you’ll hear a performance from Coyotes in Boxes, an indie rock band from Huntington, WV. This was recorded on April 9th, 2012.

Coyotes is made up of Kyle Baughman, Steven Holland, Sean Knisely and Chris Miller. Currently, the band is in the process of recording their first studio album, which they hope to have out in the near future.

Composed of a few acoustic guitars, a unique arrangement of percussion and a flute, this band puts off a sound somewhat familiar to that of Arcade Fire’s.

We’d like to thank Coyotes in Boxes for performing. This is the performance, live from the Gluck.

Listen HERE.

You can sit back and enjoy the entire performance, or use the following time code to jump around.

Thantatopolis – 1:17
Little Beasties – 6:10
Rocking Horse Winner – 9:34
There is a Darkness – 13:53
Brother Sun, Sister Moon – 17:26
Angels – 20:53
Words – 25:23
Race – 29:37

You can also check out the band on Facebook.

Recorded and mixed by John Casey.

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MGTSND 04-09-12 / Ashley McMillen

On this episode, you’ll hear a performance from singer/songwriter Ashley McMillen recorded on April 9th, 2012.

Ashley’s a Morgantown native who now resides in Charlottesville, Va, but she came back to town recently to promote her new EP “Now I Know.” The EP features 5 songs with a full backing band, but for this Morgantown Sound session Ashley simply brought along an acoustic guitar and her voice. Ashley works within the genre of country music, and much of her record focuses on themes of family as well as roots.

We’d like to thank Ashley for dropping by to perform.

This is the performance. Live from the Gluck.

You can sit back and enjoy the entire performance, or use the following time code to jump around.

Poor Thing – 1:22
Now I Know – 4:48
So Lucky – 7:58
It Makes Sense – 11:36
Momma – 17:00

Also, check out Ashley’s website.

Recorded and mixed by John Casey.

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MGTSND 04-02-2012 / Sly Roosevelt

photo by alec berry

This week you’ll hear from Sly Roosevelt . This performance was recorded on April 2nd, 2012.

The members of Sly Roosevelt come from Huntington, West Virginia, and while that’s a few hours away from Morgantown, they wanted to stop by and perform. So, we said, “why not?”. Blending loud guitars with intense vocals, this band certainly knows how to wake you up and cause a stir.

We’d like to thank Sly Roosevelt for taking the time to perform and making the trek from Huntington.

Listen HERE.

You can sit back and enjoy the entire performance, or use the following time code to jump around.

Lion – 1:10
Trains – 5:03
Hopscotch – 10:00
Cover Me (Bruce Springsteen Cover) – 13:40
Infantile Dreams – 16:40
Tigerswing – 20:15
Elijah – 27:12
Pyramid – 30:22

Also, check out Sly Roosevelt on ReverbNation.

Recorded and mixed by John Casey.

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MGTSND 03-19-2012 / B Hyphen

photo by steven sherer

This week you’ll hear from local hip hop artist B Hyphen . This performance was recorded on March 19th, 2012.

B Hyphen, also known as Mr. Kelen Conley, alongside his counterpart DJ Monstalung, brought the first hip hop act to the Morgantown Sound stage in four years, and while the expectations placed on them were grand, the duo supplied an energetic performance brimming with confidence, slick lyrics and a full sound.

At the age of 28, B offers up a well-versed perspective – a quality certainly present in his rhyming. Yet, while mature, neither is the music dry or overly serious.  Instead, Hyphen’s considered words blend with a fun, party-like vibe, making his music a treat to listen to.

We’d like to thank B Hyphen as well as DJ Monstalung for taking the time to perform.

This is the performance. Live from the Gluck.

You can sit back and enjoy the entire performance, or use the following time code to jump around.

Live For the Moment – 1:33
Up in the Clouds – 5:14
Vibe – 8:50
Familiar Ringtone – 12:28
Durantula – 17:03
What it Look Like – 20:56
Where I Wanna Be – 25:16

Also, check out B Hyphen at bhyphen.com

Recorded and mixed by John Casey.

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MGTSND 02-27-2012 / Stopwith

photo by alec berry

photo by alec berry

This week you’ll hear from local act Stopwith. This performance was recorded on Febraury 27th, 2012.

Consisting of two medical students and two engineering students, Stopwith supplies an interesting blend of folk and garage rock which could possibly be described by referring to the band as something “your redneck friend’s hipster sister” would enjoy.

Manned by Eric Lopez, Daniel Crowder, Brandon Shaw, and Spencer Clites, Stopwith originates here in Morgantown and seems to have some life ahead of it. Though a young band, you can tell these musicians enjoy the process and are not afraid to take risks in terms of their performances.

We’d like to thank Stopwith for taking the time to perform.

This is the performance. Live from the Gluck.

You can sit back and enjoy the entire performance, or use the following time code to jump around.

Ironside – 1:22
Chains – 4:46
Baby in the Fire – 7:45
No Grave – 11:00
Dig a Hole – 13:50

Also, check out Stopwith on ReverbNation.

Recorded and mixed by John Casey.

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MGTSND 02-20-2012 / Best Friends

photo by alec berry

This week you’ll hear from Best Friends. This performance was recorded on Febraury 20, 2012.

Best Friends isn’t new to the Morgantown Sound stage. Back in January, the band stopped by and made an appearance. Yet, even though it’s only been a month, the band is back at it, instruments in hand and already equipped with new material to sport. But new songs are not the only addition. They also brought along a new band member, bassist and rhythm guitarist Jacob Peirce.

The rest of the band consists of:

John Casey
Jami Calandros
Jordan Pack and
Paris Leonard

Together, the band is sounding better than ever, and we’re happy to present this live session to you.  We’d like to thank Best Friends for returning to the Morgantown Sound stage for another exciting show.

This is the performance. Live from the Gluck.

You can sit back and enjoy the entire performance, or use the following time code to jump around.

Intro Jam – 1:18
What This Planet Needs is Love – 3:48
Rebel From the Starz – 6:05
Black Cloud – 9:35
Take a Break – 14:19
All Alone – 16:44
Whitney Tribute – 18:30
Bring it on Home – 23:26
Don’t Call Me Baby – 26:51
500 Miles (Bobby Bare Cover) – 30:33
Rockin’ in the Free World (Neil Young Cover) – 34:31

Also, check out the band’s Bandcamp page. Thanks once again to Best Friends!

Recorded and mixed by John Casey.

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MGTSND 02-13-2012 / Shawn Owen

This week you’ll hear from singer/songwriter Shawn Owen. This performance was recorded on February 13th, 2012.

Shawn Owen now calls Annapolis, Maryland home, but back in 1999 he was one of the founding members of Morgantown band Stolen Element. According to his Facebook page,  Stolen Element presented a “home brewed style of punk rock reggae music,” and the band went on to tour the east coast, playing anything from house parties to clubs. After a while, Stolen Element called it quits, but Shawn went on to make a decent career for himself in Annapolis, playing his own brand of acoustic songs.

We’d like to present some of those songs to you as well as thank Shawn for his time.

This is the performance. Live from the Gluck.

You can sit back and enjoy the entire performance, or use the following time code to jump around.

Double Vision – 1:27
Wanting for Earning – 3:54
Sure – 7:23
Walk of Shame – 10:23
Morning Light – 15:19
Make Money – 19:31
Spending Time – 23:26
Sweet Mary – 26:38
Drop In – 30:19

Also, check out Shawn’s website. Thanks once again to Shawn Owen!

Recorded and mixed by John Casey.

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MGTSND 02-06-2012 / Benny Skyn

photo by dan hamilton

This week you’ll hear from singer/songwriter Benny Skyn. This performance was recorded on February 6th, 2012.

Benny Skyn sort of exemplifies that classic, roadtraveling songwriter persona. His raw, conversational lyrics deliver his down-to-earth personality while his jumping guitar licks get your foot tapping. Benny is the real deal.

We’d like to thank Benny for his time and allowing us to record him.  This is the performance. Live from the Gluck.

You can sit back and enjoy the entire performance, or use the following time code to jump around.

Ballad of the ATF – 1:10
Little Yellow Box – 5:20
Jesus and Tom T. Hall – 9:56
Better Troubled Times – 14:07
On Key – 18:29
Poor Little Rich Girls – 22:13
Paddy Wagon – 26:18
Liberty and Justice – 30:35
Crazy Woman – 34:56

Also, check out Benny on Youtube. Thanks once again to Benny Skyn!

Recorded and mixed by John Casey.

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