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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 […]

Tuning In with Adam Nemett

November 13, 2014 by


Adam Nemett is a relative newcomer to Charlottesville (he and his wife moved here last year), but he’s no stranger to music. “Starting at age three, I’d spend hours lip syncing to Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen while fake-strumming a ukulele. I tried playing various instruments—piano, guitar, saxophone and bass—but nothing really stuck,” he says. […]

Tuning In with Gina Sobel

October 23, 2014 by


Gina Sobel is one of Charlottesville’s most versatile musicians. She sings, plays flute, saxophone and guitar, and her music explores jazz, folk, rock, and many other genres. “I explore a lot of genres and try to have them feed off of each other and inspire my playing and composing in new ways,” says Sobel. All […]

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 […]

Tuning in with Gwen Berthy of Melody Supreme

September 4, 2014 by


Gwen Berthy, owner of Melody Supreme, kicked off the “Tuning In” series in March of this year, with a selection of songs for Spring. Now, he’s back with a few tracks that are a bit more personal. Says Berthy of this week’s choices: When he was a teenager, growing up in France, “We were listening to a lot […]

Tuning In with Betsy Wright

August 7, 2014 by


Betsy Wright has spent most of the summer in a van with her Ex Hex bandmates and their equipment, driving from city to city to play shows in support of their 7” single, “Hot and Cold,” and upcoming album. It’s what she’s wanted to do for years. Wright knew she wanted to play music, she said […]

Tuning In: Music to Run To

July 24, 2014 by


When I finally got fitted for shoes at Ragged Mountain and started running to stay in shape, Ann Mazur of Runners Love Yoga made me this set of tunes to get me moving and keep me motivated. Three years later, it’s still one of my go-to sets of songs for a run. The list is […]

Tuning In with Adam Smith

July 10, 2014 by


For a while, Monday nights at C&O were Radio Bistro nights. Local musicians, record store owners, and DJs would set up turntables to the right of the downstairs bar, between the monkey lamp and the swinging barn door. That night’s DJ brought his/her own records to spin, each one creating for the night a special ambiance in […]

Tuning In with Graham Partridge

May 15, 2014 by


Graham Partridge, who runs the box office and venue operations at The Southern, meets musicians almost nightly, but he’s only been starstruck twice. The first time, when Pixies frontman Frank Black played a solo show at the venue, Partridge asked for a photo. “He is the only performer that I have ever asked to have […]