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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 […]

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: Tucker MacDonald

July 16, 2014 by


One evening in early June, musicians and onlookers gathered in the Library at Blenheim Vineyards for a special show featuring Portland trio Joseph. Before the sister trio took the spotlight, local musician Tucker MacDonald set the tone of the evening with crooning vocals, subdued, rhythmic drums, and the fullness of strings. A magical night of many […]

Local Musician Check-in: Hicham Benhallam

February 19, 2014 by


Since forming last September, Post Sixty Five has exploded onto the Charlottesville music scene, working hard and playing show after show after show to establish themselves on a terrain already saturated with serious talent. Their hard work seems to have paid off, with their shows drawing sizable crowds to local venues such as The Southern, […]

Local Musician Check-in: Shane O’Gallagher, The Ha-RAng!#

October 9, 2013 by


If you’ve ever been to The Box, you may already know Shane O’Gallagher, the sometimes bartender, sometimes DJ, always colorful character. But what you may not know is what brought Shane to Charlottesville from his home on the West Coast or what his band The Ha-RAng!# is up to these days. Hot off of recording […]

Local Music Venue Check-in: The Jefferson

September 12, 2013 by


Having become a sentry of the Charlottesville music scene, it may be hard to believe that The Jefferson Theater re-opened a mere four years ago. Since then, its hallowed halls have seen the likes of huge national touring acts like Walk the Moon, Grammy-award nominated artists like The Punch Brothers, and über-beloved artists like Jeff […]

Local Musician Check-in: Susan Munson

August 28, 2013 by


Susan Munson is a veteran songwriter. She possesses the innate ability to write a song about any and everything. Starting with an idea or image, she converts it into a phrase, and transforms that into song lyrics that anyone is able to understand. THAT, my friend, is a songwriter, and Susan’s songwriting will blow you […]

Local Musician Check-in: Carl Anderson

July 10, 2013 by


Carl Anderson is one of THE most skilled lyricists I know. When accompanied with the talent of matching said lyrics with some homegrown folk tunes, the result is a melodious platter of soul food songs, hearty and pleasing, yet sometimes overwhelming (in a good way). Anderson writes with such ingredients as fathers, lovers, mistakes, hopes […]