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Tuning In with Erin O’Hare

October 23, 2015


Charlottesville is a bona fide cornucopia of new music. The Anatomy of Frank is currently touring Europe under their North America album released Oct. 2; Post Sixty Five released an EP back in September; Devon Sproule is gearing up to tour under her new album. Tonight, Oct. 23, Borrowed Beams of Light plays the Ante Room […]

Tuning In with Jimmy Bullis

October 7, 2015


Jimmy Bullis feels pretty good about what The Anatomy of Frank is doing as a band. And he should: the band just released their second album, North America, the first in a series of seven albums about the seven continents to be recorded on seven continents. (The album, produced by Lance Brenner, is goooooood. Check […]

Tuning In with Hicham Benhallam

September 18, 2015


When Hicham Benhallam knows he’s sketched out a good song, he gets excited. So excited that he paces around his house for 20 minutes or more, listening to the song through all the speakers. “It’s cathartic,” he says. “I sleep so well those nights.” Songwriting isn’t easy for Benhallam, vocalist and main writer for Charlottesville’s Post […]

Splash For A Cure

August 24, 2015


A 5K race and pool party makes a difference for children with cancer Ishan Gala was 14 months old when he was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma, a cancerous tumor that starts in certain early forms of embryonic and fetal cells, at UVA Children’s Hospital in February 2008. Ishan’s parents, Mayank and Sajal Gala, were […]

Tuning In with Corrigan Blanchfield

August 20, 2015


WTJU DJ Corrigan Blanchfield remembers quite well his first time on air. He sat in on a daytime show at the station with Zak Krone (also the drummer for Philadelphia/Charlottesville band Left & Right), and chose to play “Pointsettia” by electronic pop band Mwahaha. “Beware of darkness but avoid too much sun/ The woods will be dark […]

New to Cville: Tavola’s Cicchetti Bar

July 20, 2015


On the wooden fence to the left of Tavola, in bright red spray paint, is a single word, “BAR,” and an arrow pointing the way to one of Charlottesville’s newest dining spots. It’s a direction you’ll want to follow: at the end of the alleyway, tucked behind the restaurant, is Tavola’s cicchetti bar, boasting a […]

Tuning In with WXTJ DJs: The Ultimate Summer Playlist

July 9, 2015


This week, we’re tuning in with a few of the DJs for U.Va.’s newest radio station, WXTJ. The station is student-run and follows a free-form format, so there’s no rotation of songs that DJs must play. DJs are entirely responsible for finding and playing their own selections, and their varying tastes make WXTJ one of Charlottesville’s […]

Tuning In with John Nolan

June 25, 2015


Charlottesville native John Nolan is passionate about bringing good music—and a variety of it—to town. “I started scratching the surface of what was going on musically in this town right when I started college,” says Nolan. He remembers going to the Clipse show that U.Va.’s Student Hip-Hop Organization (S.H.H.O.) organized at the Jefferson, “and being […]

Local Music Check-In: Lester Seal

June 3, 2015


Lester Seal has an extraordinary voice. During a recent show opening for the Will Overman Band at The Southern, Seal took the stage with just his guitar and a mic. He strummed, sang, and stomped his bare feet on the carpeted stage, sounding at times like the second coming of Jeff Buckley. “I grew up […]

Pie Day, Every Day: The Pie Chest

May 29, 2015


All photos by Lauren Stonestreet The Pie Chest opened its door on the morning of Saturday, March 14 (Pi Day), its glass pastry cases stocked with around 140 pies. By early afternoon, the cases were empty. Every last slice of pie had been sold. The Pie Chest sold out of pie on its second day, […]