Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line performs raw, honest and insightful songs from the new album, Wake, at the Southern on Thursday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Nora Jane Struthers

Roots rock musician Nora Jane Struthers’ Wake is perhaps her most mature album to date. Described as lyrics “set to a soundtrack that resonates with the warm uplift of the first day of spring,” the record is a coming-of-age project from the former Virginia girl, who sings about falling in love, lessons learned and entering […]

Gogol Bordello combines “music, theater, chaos and sorcery” into a live-music extravaganza on Tuesday at the Jefferson. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Gogol Bordello

Gypsy-punk-dub band Gogol Bordello’s sixth album, Pura Vida Conspiracy, continues the group’s intentional trailblazing. “The message of this record is the quest for self-knowledge beyond borders and nationalities,” says frontman Eugene Hütz. “Every culture is a useful mask, but it is just a mask. To get to know your actual human self, you have to […]