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Tuning In with Erin O’Hare

October 23, 2015 by


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 by


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 by


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 […]

Local Music Check-in: Philip St.

September 8, 2015 by


From his infectious smile to his make-you-wanna-dance-barefoot-in-the-grass tunes, Scott Tiernan is a local musician you will instantly love – seriously. His songs are filled with positivity, joy, and dance-worthy melodies, as well as nostalgia, reflection, and hope. Once upon a time, Scott himself was a writer with Cville Niche, covering the music scene in this […]

Tuning In with Corrigan Blanchfield

August 20, 2015 by


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 […]

Tuning In with WXTJ DJs: The Ultimate Summer Playlist

July 9, 2015 by


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 by


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 by


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 […]

Tuning In with Sally Rose Monnes

May 7, 2015 by


Sally Rose Monnes started playing music in bars when she was 13 years old. By that time, she had already been writing songs for five years and playing guitar for two. Now, at nearly 24, Monnes is an integral part of two local bands: The Sally Rose Band and Shagwüf. Monnes sings, writes and plays […]

Tuning In with Y’ALL

April 16, 2015 by


Tonight, Y’ALL reunites for one night only at The Southern in support of rocking lady band Ex Hex. “We are rearing our psychedelic head again for this special, yet arbitrary event, and hope to put smiles on everyone’s collective face,” says Y’ALL guitarist and songwriter Adam Wolcott Smith. It’s going to be awesome. You can’t […]