Live Music

Parquet Courts leads the punk revival by staying true to the simplicity of the genre. The band is touring on two releases from 2014, with a stop at the Southern on Sunday. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Parquet Courts

Even though all of the members of Parquet Courts are originally from Texas, the four-man band is all about Brooklyn, New York. Its brand of punk harkens back to the ’80s when the simplicity of the genre was its beauty and soul. The band released its two albums on cassette tape after recording on an […]

Catch the blissful wave of guitar-driven melody provided by the crowd-pleasing Dr. Dog at the Jefferson on Saturday. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Dr. Dog

Led by childhood friends Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken, Dr. Dog spent years on the road polishing and perfecting its intellectual pop rock sound defined by four-part vocal harmonies and poetic lyrics. Repeated tour stops in Charlottesville made the band a local favorite early in its career. “I think the last time we played here, […]

The raucous, unstoppable Adia Victoria broke through an isolated childhood by writing songs for her cat. She plays the Tea Bazaar on Saturday. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Adia Victoria

Young blues musician Adia Victoria is a self-proclaimed “back porch blues, swamp cat lady, howlin’ at the moon.” Born in South Carolina and currently based out of Nashville, Tennessee, Victoria sings about the South in a soft, sweet tone, but she can turn suddenly by cranking up the energy, stomping her feet and wailing through […]