The Noble Savages Festival

Lance Brenner is trying to build C-fest into an annual local music festival, using four smaller showcases to set the stage for a big blowout tentatively scheduled for next summer. Each of the smaller events focuses on a particular niche within Charlottesville's music scene, and this round is dedicated to rock, pop, and hip-hop. Check out the lineup:

In addition, The Vamanos is the newest project from Jim Franck and Colten Noakes, formerly of All Of Fifteen – and without a doubt the best band name we've heard all month.