Sarah Szczerbiak

Although my life seems to revolve around music in some form or another (I play guitar, mandolin and harp, see as many concerts as I can afford, and am forever recommending new bands to my friends), I also love traveling, cinema and expressing myself through the written word.

  • Entertainment
    The Fighting Jamesons Deliver The Experience of an Irish Pub, Without the Travel Expenses

    Hailing from my home state of Virginia, The Fighting Jamesons is a five-piece band that performs numerous Irish favorites, some originals, and even a Carter Family cover. Whether they’re playing a tune of their own, or something that gained popularity in a  pub many decades ago, each song is infused with a...

  • Entertainment
    Water Knot Showcase Musical Competency and Upbeat Lyrics

    New York-based rock quartet Water Knot managed the daunting task of playing an early slot at the opening day of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival by successfully winning over fans during their all-too-brief stint on the Miller Great Taste Lounge. Defined by soaring vocals and complex instrumental arrangements, Water Knot’s efforts...

  • Entertainment
    Fitz and the Tantrums Thrill Bonnaroo Crowds With Energy-Fueled Set

    When Fitz and the Tantrums played at the Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival in Manchester, TN this past weekend, they proved that they not only have the musical talent necessary for long term success, but the intangible ability to connect with their audience, too. I firmly believe that the most memorable live...

  • Entertainment
    Hope For Agoldensummer Showcase Tight Harmonies, Familial Bonds and A Strong Sense Of Humor On Latest Tour

    In a style that initially bore a strong resemblance to fellow folk music duo First Aid Kit, but was yet extremely original,  Athens Georgia based band Hope For Agoldensummer stopped by Charlottesville, Virginia in support of their newest release “Life Inside The Body”.  Although they had a few technical difficulties, (such as...

  • Community
    Chamomile And Whiskey Celebrates Release Of Debut EP

      Although they are still a relatively new band, Charlottesville, Virginia based Chamomile and Whiskey has been impressing audiences throughout the state and beyond with their unique style of “mountainous folk rock”. As an enthusiastic quintet of talented musicians, the band writes their own intelligent lyrics and fills their songs with memorable...

  • Entertainment
    Other Lives Deliver Rich Soundscapes In Intimate Settings

    The lush, orchestral-like sound that defines Other Lives‘ latest effort admittedly made me doubtful that they’d be able to recreate the effect in a live show. After all, they’re extremely talented, but  comprised of only five members. However, as I stood in the front row of their performance at The Southern Cafe...

  • Entertainment
    The Black Keys Offer Streaming Tracks From New Album, Prepare For Tour

      With a brilliant two-song set on Saturday Night Live, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, also known as The Black Keys left no doubts about their eagerness to bring a delicious brand of blues rock to the world. The combination of last night\’s blistering live performance and a welcome five-track taster (currently...

  • Entertainment
    Hymn For Her Offer Fun And Memorable Live Sets Through Intensive Touring Schedule

      Emerging from their 16-foot Airstream trailer, the energetic duo of Lucy Tight and Wayne Waxing, a.k.a. Hymn For Her stopped to play in the intimate outdoor setting of The Garage in Charlottesville, Virginia. I came to the gig looking for something to divert my mind from a stressful day, and left...

  • Entertainment
    After a period of vocal rest, Adele prepares to tour again in August

    After vocal strain forced her to reschedule most of her tour dates several weeks ago, British singer Adele has announced that her voice is now back in top form and she’s ready to tour again beginning in August. Although she was still not very well known in the United States last year,...

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