Category: Morgantown

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WRITTEN BY Sara Cottle

Today’s Inspiration Polyvore board is perfect for this weather. This week has been inspired from gothic roses, dark forests,
dimly light candles with textures, black lips, velvet, and emeralds.

Emerald is going to be a hot color this year and this black
maxi dress is a perfect winter time alternative to long pants. If you were ever wondering what to wear a fashion forward
shag jacket with, this is it.

Keep this gothic chic look in mind for the week when you just want to feel cozy as you’re trying to make it through this weather, and you’ll be sure to keep your edge.

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Hello, there! We’re Madii and Sara, students at West Virginia University and the new fashion bloggers for The DailyAE!

We’re here to bring you news, street style, trends, and other fashion related topics happening not only in the industry, but right here in Morgantown. We’re excited to be able to bring attention and a little zest to the local fashion community by involving and uniting all our readers with what we’re passionate about.

We’ll be posting Monday and Friday of every week with the following:
-Trends
-Fashion and Style Related News
-Style Tips
-Upcoming Events
-DIYs
-Fashion/Style Inspiration
-Ensemble Boards
-Street Style
– and More!

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for our first official post this Monday, 2/11.

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Local tattoo studio hosts Sailor Jerry Day

Sailor Jerry Day at Wild Zero Studios / 1.26.2013 / Photo by Emily Smith

Sailor Jerry Day at Wild Zero Studios / 1.26.2013 / Photo by Emily Smith

WRITTEN/PHOTOS BY Emily Smith

It wasn’t long after the snow began to fall last Saturday morning that a line began forming outside the front door of Wild Zero Tattoo Studio on Pleasant Street.

The patrons, bundled from head to toe with coffee cups in hand, were waiting to attend the 5th annual Sailor Jerry Day at Wild Zero.

Sailor Jerry Day commemorates iconic tattoo legend Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, with the appeal of the event being “old school tattoos at old school prices.” Tattoo enthusiasts in the Morgantown area look forward to the event every year.

Eric Carlson, owner and tattoo artist at Wild Zero, opened the shop in 2006 and held their first Sailor Jerry Day in 2009. Carlson said that each year has been even more successful than the last, with this year being their busiest yet.

“Sailor Jerry Day is a great opportunity to have a large group of our customers interact and have a good time while getting tattoos in a festive environment,” said Carlson.

Sailor Jerry Day at Wild Zero Studios / 1.26.2013 / Photo by Emily Smith

Sailor Jerry Day at Wild Zero Studios / 1.26.2013 / Photo by Emily Smith

Six tattoo artists worked at Wild Zero’s Sailor Jerry Day this year. Carlson and two other Wild Zero artists, Chris Triantifilou and Chris Rhodes, participated alongside guest artists, Nick Quinn from Black Eagle Tattoo in Charleston, W.Va., Landon Lewis and Ryan Spahr from Black Thorn Gallery in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Carlson plans to continue the annual event.

Wild Zero Studios is located at 229 Pleasant St. Morgantown.

For more information, hours and more you can visit their website.

Check out the gallery from Sailor Jerry Day:

Black Action Cop at Tunez and Cue

PHOTOS BY Cori Lucotch

Local ska outfit Black Action Cop performed alongside rising New York based ska-funk fusion band, Non Stop to Cairo, for a packed out show at Morgantown’s recently revamped Tunez and Cue on Saturday night.

Check out this gallery from Black Action Cop’s colorful and dance driven performance:

To stay up to date with events happening at Tunez & Cue, follow them on Twitter (@TunezAndCue)

For more on Black Action Cop, visit their Facebook page here or on Reverb Nation.

Listen to Black Action Cop play “Modern Incomplete” live at Mr. Small’s in Pittsburgh, P.A.

Morgantown Sound: C&S Railroad

WRITTEN BY Alec Berry

Every Monday night, the best of West Virginia’s music scene can be found on U92-FM’s Morgantown Sound. This live music show is broadcast straight from the Mountainlair’s Gluck Theater, and it’s completely produced by West Virginia University students. Listeners can hear the show at either 91.7-FM or online at u92.wvu.edu. Here’s a preview of tonight’s performer.

Photo Courtesy of Chris Sutton.

C&S Railroad / Photo Courtesy of Chris Sutton.

C&S Railroad, a quartet from Barboursville, performs a variety of Americana and traditional music, but band vocalist Chris Sutton says they aren’t exactly purists about what they do.

“I think it’s great that some musicians strive to keep certain things alive, but I like that we sort of do our own thing with these genres,” Sutton said. “We help the greater tradition by helping grow the music.”

Along with Sutton, C&S Railroad is guitarist Mark Cabbel, bass player Jim Branham and percussionist Steve Hall, though Sutton is more or less the band’s core and founder, sometimes playing solo as C&S Railroad.

The entire band will take the Gluck stage this evening and cross a variety of genres like blues, country, rock and soul.

This is their 10th year of being a band, but Sutton sees the milestone as more of a fact than a cause for celebration.

He’s still concerned with crafting new material and constantly looks ahead. C&S Railroad hope to write and record their third record in 2013, and Sutton says he already has a title in mind.

“I’ll probably just call it Thirds,” Sutton chuckles. “I’m not the best with names.”

Morgantown Sound airs at 8 p.m. on U92-FM, and anyone is welcome to watch in the Gluck Theater.

For more information on C&S Railroad, visit their Facebook page.

For more on Morgantown Sound, check out the show’s blog.

Check out C&S Railroad perform “Magic Boy”:

Maps and Atlases perform at 123

Maps and Atlases at 123 Pleasant Street / 1.24.2013 / Photo by Cori Lucotch

Maps and Atlases at 123 Pleasant Street / 1.24.2013 / Photo by Cori Lucotch

 

WRITTEN BY Emily Meadows

PHOTOS BY Cori Lucotch

Uniting technical and free flowing instrumentation, indie-rock quartet Maps and Atlases took the stage at Morgantown’s123 Pleasant Street Thursday night.

The Chicago-based outfit brought together the atypical rhythmic chords, electronic notes and percussion that define their signature sound. Frontman/guitarist Dave Davison accentuated his stunningly clear, inimitable vocals, epitomizing their harmonious and enduring folk influence.

After opening with an interactive and well-received performance of the 2010 Perch Patchwork track, “Pigeon,” the set quickly shifted its focus to the band’s latest full-length album, Beware and Be Grateful, released on Barsuk Records last April.

While hitting key tracks “Winter” and “Remote & Dark Years,” the foursome incorporated popular archives from previous EP’s You and Me and the Mountains and Trees, Swallows, Houses.

Morgantown-based trio, The Cassingles, kicked off the evening with new tracks nearly a month after their debut performance at the venue.

Maps and Atlases had music featured on NBC’s “Parenthood,” a 2010 Nintendo DS and Pabst Blue Ribbon commercial. Their next performance will be in Berlin, Germany on February 13 to kick off their UK/European tour.

For more on The Cassingles, visit their Facebook page here.

For more on Maps and Atlases, visit their website here.

Watch the latest video for “Remote and Dark Years”