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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 […]

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 […]

Getting the Band Back Together: Y’ALL to Reunite

April 8, 2015 by


Y’ALL, the band that was born from the ashes of local favorite the Invisible Hand, dispersed and scattered last year when songwriter Adam Wolcott Smith moved west to Seattle and guitarist/sound landscape artist Christian Smith moved north to New York City. Y’ALL’s other half, Adam Brock and Jon Bray, are still making music and mischief […]

Local Music Check-in: Will Overman Band

March 18, 2015 by


The Will Overman Band is set to take over the stage at The Southern on Friday, March 27. The Cville Niche recently caught up with the four band members to chat about their music, their variety of influences, and a few of their Charlottesville favorites. Tell us a little about yourselves. Where are you from? […]

Local Music Check-In: The Smiling Islanders

October 22, 2014 by


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 by


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 by


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 […]

Local Musician Check-in: Moby and the Dicks

August 27, 2014 by


These fellas ain’t dickin’ around. They mean business when they take the stage. You’ve probably heard them play at Rapture, The Jefferson Theater, Brews with a View, or The Southern, but if you haven’t experienced a performance by Moby and the Dicks, you’re missing out. They’ll have you dancin’ and whippin’ your hair around in […]

Local Music Follow-Up: Erin & the Wildfire

August 13, 2014 by


The four bands who performed that night stood jittery on the stage of The Jefferson Theater, sweat seeping through their pores as they anxiously awaited the results: Who won the spot to play at the Lockn Festival? Compliments and praises were given to each of the bands – People’s Blues of Richmond, Erin & the Wildfire, The […]

Local Music Check-in: Erin and the Wildfire

July 30, 2014 by


If you haven’t been graced by the sound of Erin Lunsford‘s soulful voice, you’re missing out. She and her band, The Wildfire, featuring guitarist Ryan Lipps, drummer Nick Quillen, and bassist Matt Wood, encompass all that is rock, folk, blues, and soul. At any show, from start to finish, you’ll be covered in goosebumps as Erin’s voice permeates the room. […]