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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 Grits n’ Gravy

March 26, 2015 by


One Saturday night this past February, a line formed outside the door of Richmond’s Balliceaux. The venue was hosting a Grits n’ Gravy dance party, and people were eager to get in and dance to the funk and soul that poured through the sound system, a series of old school singles spun by one of […]

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 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 […]

Tuning In with Christopher Hays

June 26, 2014 by


When Christopher Hays was a teenager growing up in Lubbock, Texas, he “religiously listened” to a weekly radio program called “The Outer Limits” on KTXT radio. Hosted by a DJ called The Cat in the Hat, the show featured music from independent record labels with a punk rock slant. “I called in every week to […]

The Buzz: 4.3 – 4.9

April 3, 2014 by


Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 4.3 Champion Tap Take Over and Tipsy Spelling Bee @ Pasture | 4pm, 8:30pm Bee | Details »   FRI 4.4 2 Wishes and The Pie Guy Food Truck @ Glass House Winery | 6-9pm | Details »   FRI 4.4 Kickoff Party: WTJU Rock Marathon @ Champion | 530-930pm | Details »   SAT 4.5 Charlottesville City Market […]

Charlottesville SOUP: Round Two

April 11, 2013 by


Like eating? Like supporting local initiatives? Are you interested in receiving a grant for a Charlottesville-related project? If so, look no further! The 2nd Charlottesville SOUP dinner is right around the corner, and is currently accepting proposals! Charlottesville SOUP is a public dinner series hosted by New City Arts that brings together members of the community […]