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Local Music Check-In: The Smiling Islanders

October 22, 2014


Having recently opened for The Anatomy of Frank at The Southern, The Smiling Islanders have gotten their first big taste of the Charlottesville music scene and don’t want to let go. According to their Facebook page, front man David Gray, guitarist Ben Laderberg, bass player Tim Swartz, and drummer Wes Bonelli formed The Smiling Islanders after a late […]

Local Music Check-in: We Are Star Children

September 24, 2014


We Are Star Children is a local musical talent that is most definitely out of this world. With their original look and Adventure Pop sounds, this band does not mess around when they hit the stage. Composed of a number of musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds, We Are Star Children has stayed busy in […]

Local Musician Check-in: Gina Sobel

September 10, 2014


Local jazz musician and Charlottesville native Gina Sobel has always been a jazz spirit at heart. By age twelve, she was playing the jazz flute in her father’s band and a number of other instruments, including the sax and guitar, came to her hands soon after. As a teenager, she began singing and finding her voice […]