Live Music

Accomplished local singer-songwriter Lauren Hoffman and The Secret Storm bring it on at the Southern on Saturday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Lauren Hoffman and the Secret Storm

After taking a hiatus to raise her daughter, Charlottesville’s Lauren Hoffman returned to the stage last year with a new band, The Secret Storm. The current musical incarnation defines Hoffman as a compelling frontwoman backed by myriad instruments such as the cello, electric violin, piano, synthesizer and guitar. When signed by Virgin Records America, Hoffman […]

The strays of America play out timeless obsessions in Gorilla Theater Production's Polaroid Stories. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Polaroid Stories

Gorilla Theater Productions presents Polaroid Stories, an interpretation of Roman poet Ovid’s narrative epic, Metamorphoses, which chronicles the history of the world beginning with its creation. The show portrays the outcasts of modern America’s youth living out enduring human compulsions. Thursday 4/14. 18-plus. $10-15, The Studio, 1713 Allied St., Ste. 2A. 547-7986.

Livetronica jam duo Big Gigantic looms large at the Jefferson tomorrow night. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Big Gigantic

Instrumental, livetronica jam duo Big Gigantic is popular on the festival circuit for its ever-changing live show that combines electronic and hip-hop rhythms, elaborate stage design and lighting for a dynamic, audio-sensory experience. Beyond the beats, saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken use their musical following to inspire compassion and activism through #ABigGiganticDifference and […]