Listen to False Pterodactyl's Nov. 30 set opening for Karma to Burn at Morgantown's 123 Pleasant Street here.
WANT TO GO?
WHERE: The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth St.
WHEN: 10 p.m. Friday
COST: $5 before 11 p.m., $7 after
INFO: www.emptyglass.com or 304-345-3914
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The dinosaur in False Pterodactyl is fake, but the friendship between singer/guitarist John Jacob and drummer Josh Ratliff is real, dating back to their Little League days in Flatwoods. After reconnecting last summer over a jam session there, Jacob promptly quit his job and moved to Morgantown.
The duo released its "Shanghaied" EP in November and, on Friday, it plays its first show in Charleston, with InFormation, at The Empty Glass. The gazz caught up with the pair in advance of its appearance.
Q:You play bar shows and house shows. Do you have a preference?
A: John Jacob: "House shows are great. Bar shows are a lot of fun. Really, anywhere that people are listening is good.
"To be honest, one of the funnest gigs we played was for about eight people at a house party in Roane County. The vibe is relaxed, and everybody is friends. It's great. Bars are good for meeting new people; house parties are good for having times with the old ones."