Live Music

Mock rock cyberpunks ONWE come to the Tea Bazaar in order to shame you for your extravagant lifestyle on Monday. Photo: Melissa Cha

ARTS Pick: ONWE

Derisive punk pranksters ONWE make their second local appearance this month at the end of a tour that has booked up and down the East Coast as well as four shows at Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest Festival. Since the 2014 release of the single “Unpaid Internship,” the trio has risen to the summit of […]

Laurie Berkner’s kid rock combo of quirky lyrics and folk pop melodies prompted Time magazine to deem her “a kind of sippy-cup Sheryl Crow.” Photo: Jayme Thornton

ARTS Pick: Laurie Berkner

If you are a parent of a millennial there’s a good chance you can sing along to the tunes of “kindie rock” songstress Laurie Berkner. Her hits “We Are The Dinosaurs,” “Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz)” and “Victor Vito” (made popular on Nick Jr. TV channel) offered a welcome alternative to the catchy banality of Barney and The […]

Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line bring their electrified roots rock to the Southern on Wednesday. Photo: Jim McGuire

ARTS Pick: Nora Jane Struthers

Virginia-born and Nashville-based, Nora Jane Struthers makes her country roots come alive on the energetic new album, Wake. The former high school teacher’s first self-produced record crosses Emmylou Harris with Pearl Jam in a collection of percussive panoramas and Southern-fried slide guitar. Struthers and her backing band, The Party Line, strip away the safety net […]