Zextrobe. I cannot tell you what a Zextrobe is, but I can give you an overview of what Zextrobe sounds like. Let’s say it sounds a little like Danzig, a smidge of Misfits, a fistful of Metallica and a punch of Alice and Chains. Does that sound like hard rock to you? It sure did to me. Zextrobe played a Saint Patrick’s Day show at Lewisburg’s very own Sweet Shoppe and they played to a full house.
The crowd was diverse and the feeling was festive. Singer Jake Perkins was either fighting demons or putting on one heck of a show. Possibly a little bit of both. Either way his voice was gritty and booming. Isaiah Manahan effortlessly played the six string bass and genuinely seemed like he was happy to be there, while lead guitarists Yukon Knight and David Samsock were serious to the core. And last but not least was drummer Casey Cantrell who was back in the shadows nailing it. Seriously he didn’t seem to miss a beat. It was loud but by the time special guest Jim Macowski from The Jarmovers, came up to lend some harmonica to the cover of “The Wizard” by Ozzy Osborne the crowd was throwing fists to the heavens and jamming to the mad beats. What is a little hearing loss when the band is this awesome?
– Leah Deitz
HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.