• WTJU Sponsors Corsair “One Eyed Horse” Album Release Concert

    Two years after their first album, Corsair have returned with a new album, “One Eyed Horse,” set to release on February 24. The self-described early metal, heavy rock group will celebrate their new release with a concert on February 20th at the Main Street Annex in Charlottesville, Va. You can preview a track off the album and […]

  • WTJU Rock’s Best of 2014 Compilation

    WTJU Rock DJs’ Top Tens of 2014 Dear Listener, please find below the links to individual rock DJs’ fave raves of 2014 – the albums, EPs, singles, mixtapes, reissues, live sets, and “moments” that got us off. Thanks for listening, and even more, thanks for keeping us on our toes. Individual lists: Baconfat Jack Sheridan […]

  • “Nighthawks at the Diner” – Top Ten of 2014

    This top ten curated and written by Jack Sheridan 10. THEE OH SEES: DROP For whatever reason, it seems like this album went almost ignored by most of the people I know who usually love Thee Oh Sees. Perhaps it’s because it’s a significant change of tone from 2013’s spectacular Floating Coffin, or maybe because […]

  • Ye Olde 2014 Top Ten

    What a year for music…seems like the year that all the serious vets came out of the woodwork with great new albums that prove why they are still in the biz after all this time. Apologies to some of the up-and-comers also doing great work, but man-this was a packed year, musically. Let’s get into […]

  • Archived “Radio Freedonia” with Bob Nastanovich available till Dec 26

    Indie rock legend Bob Nastanovich stopped by WTJU’s long-running rock show “Radio Freedonia” on Friday December 12th. The charter member of Pavement and Silver Jews is UVa Class of 1989 and was, unsurprisingly, a WTJU DJ. When Bob got to the station he immediately began rifling through the vinyl in the library, spinning some fave […]

  • Review: tUnE-yArDs with James Tillman at The Jefferson Theater, 10-17-14

    Tickets provided to author courtesy of the Jefferson. When you walk into a tUnE-yArDs show, you expect a little abnormality. After all, the band prides itself in weaving bold statements with playfully polished indie-pop, and of course, sort of a vibrant, out-there aesthetic. The crowd is alive, fidgeting with anticipation, and the stage set, adorned […]

  • Aaron Margosis’ Interview with Ian MacKaye

    Picture originally from the Ian MacKaye biography on the Dischord Records’ site During our 2014 Rock Marathon, Aaron Margosis aired an interview he had done with Ian MacKaye on all things music and record label related. WAMU 88.5 in Washington, DC recently rehosted the interview and transcribed highlights of the interview. My interest in the record industry […]

  • Real Estate: Music to drive to

    Album cover of Real Estate’s “Days” Growing up in the suburbs has given me plenty of opportunities to drive around. When staying at home starts to wear thin, and I realize there are only a few crumpled singles in my wallet that seemed much fatter yesterday, I’ll hop in the car, usually with a friend […]