Micro-Violence In Beckley, West Virginia!

Ya know, normally on a Thursday evening, I’d prefer to relax after coming home from a long day at work. Sit down to a hardy and healthy fast food burger. Vegetate on the couch in a greasy food-induced coma. Maybe fire up the old SNES system for some old school gaming. But on the night of April 19th, 2018, I made a conscious decision to get off my arse and get out to an event. An event like none other, like nothing I personally have ever attended in my life. Yes ladies and gentlemen, one could call this a bucket list worthy event. I’m talking about some mirco violence. Minuscule mayhem. Midget on midget chaos. All taking place under the roof of Muncheez Bar and Grill in Beckley West Virginia, one of my favorite venues in the area. This place is always hosting great and unique events and shows (thank you Brian Reznor) and I’ll admit I have been slacking on the “support local stuff” quests as of late. So, as I stated, I decided it was high time to roll to Beckley. And throw my car out of alignment on the terrible interstate going there…and pay the ridiculous tolls, both to and from, which are supposed to fix said sh!t tier roads…But that’s not the point here. Could be the subject of a future rant though…stay tuned folks. Continue reading “Micro-Violence In Beckley, West Virginia!”

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Thawfest 2018 (Hosted By Painted Peak Brewing Co)

On Main Street in Tazewell Virginia, Painted Peak Brewing Company hosted their first “Thawfest” Saturday, April 21st. This festival was a great opportunity to celebrate winter ending with some great beer, food, and music.

A few members of Blue Ridge Report including myself, attended the first annual “Thawfest” which is a music/beer festival that is located in Tazewell Virginia, right in front of Painted Peak Brewing Co. Thanks to the kindness of Painted Peak’s Owner/CEO Dave Blankenship we were able to capture our interviews with some of the bands inside of the “Tap House” where the incredible tasting Painted Peak beer is crafted.

Below you can find our Video Interviews with two of the bands that played at this years Thawfest “Black Garlic” and “The Kind Thieves”. Continue reading “Thawfest 2018 (Hosted By Painted Peak Brewing Co)”

Record Store Day 2018 is Coming Up. Here’s Some Info on this Awesome Day of Musical Celebration .

On what we hope to be a bright and comfortable 21st day of April, a grand yearly event will be taking place. A thing that many people are unaware of. Luckily for you guys, I’m here to enlighten. It’s not a huge national holiday, but to those who hold music and its importance near and dear, it’s a pretty big deal. It is, of course Record Store Day, if you hadn’t figured it out by the title of this post, and it’s always a great time for collectors of exclusive music and music related merchandise. This is the day when special limited edition vinyl and mixes are available. A day when big stars of all  genres create special promotional items and albums with the intent to promote and preserve one of our greatest cultural icons. The Record Store. Continue reading “Record Store Day 2018 is Coming Up. Here’s Some Info on this Awesome Day of Musical Celebration .”

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