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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 […]

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 […]

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 Brad Savage

January 29, 2015 by


Brad Savage has one of Charlottesville’s most recognizable voices. From talking to local politicians and environmentalists on 106.1 The Corner’s Breakfast Show to interviewing bands and artists on The Corner Lounge, and sharing some of his favorite vinyl cuts on the Brad’s Bin segment, his friendly, enthusiastic voice is hard to miss. It’s clear that […]

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. […]

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 […]