Live Music

The Philly-based band bring a bundle of creativity to the Southern Café and Music Hall. Photo courtesy of the Southern

ARTS Pick: The Extraordinaires

Philly’s punk-influenced rock outfit The Extraordinaires take their art seriously. From the quirky intelligent songwriting to the thoughtful limited edition packaging of albums wrapped in silkscreened artwork, accompanied by hand bound storybooks, the band lives a DIY aesthetic—and they get local cred because the new release Dress For Nasty Weather features print work from C’ville-based […]

Swinging, sassy blues define the music of Elizabeth Wise and the Shoo Flies at Fellini’s on Friday. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Elizabeth Wise and the Shoo Flies

Dance the night away to acoustic blues that swing from Elizabeth Wise and the Shoo Flies. Richmond native Wise updates old classics with funky folk overtones and her smooth vocals run the gamut from soothing to tearing down the bar. This is heat that you can’t escape, so kick your boots up to rollicking original […]

Expect the unexpected when Suzanne Thorpe and Bonnie Jones (pictured) appear at the Bridge in the far out electronica improv show Techne. Photo courtesy of the Bridge PAI

Techne project takes electronic music beyond boundaries

Accomplished local jazz musician John D’earth says people get too hung up on what is music and what isn’t music. Kids, for example, don’t need to play an instrument properly to be making music. They just need to be making noise. If you’re too square for that jive, Suzanne Thorpe and Bonnie Jones are ready […]