Browsing All posts tagged under »Cville Music«

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 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 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 2sly

March 20, 2015 by


Ashley Miller, aka 2sly, has been producing music since he was in high school. So, when he starting playing on an acquaintance’s turntables during his sophomore year of high school, DJ-ing seemed like a logical next step. Nowadays, Miller says that when he’s not playing music, he’s not awake. He is always checking out his […]

Tuning In with Will Overman

February 26, 2015 by


Will Overman was about nine years old when his dad turned 40 and decided that both guys should learn an instrument. “Music had always been an important part of our relationship, and I was blessed to have parents who shared their knowledge and appreciation of music with me,” explained Overman. “So my dad and I […]

Tuning In with Marie Landragin

January 15, 2015 by


Like many musicians, Marie Landragin’s first instrument was piano (she started playing at age 7 while living near Melbourne, Australia). But when, as a teenager, she moved to Culpeper, Virginia, with her family, she began taking classical guitar lessons at school. “I remember when my parents gave me my first classical nylon-stringed Yamaha,” she says. […]

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 […]

Tuning In with Cal Glattfelder

October 9, 2014 by


“I tend to think of playlists in terms of albums,” says Cal Glattfelder, owner of Sidetracks Music. “That is: collections of songs put together by the artists and/or producers in a certain order that flows they way they intended.” Instead of compiling a list of songs, Glattfelder wants you to listen to a single record, The […]

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 […]