Live Music

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 […]

Local band turned pop sensation, Parachute (Johnny Stubblefield, Will Anderson and Kit French) kicks off a tour for its fourth album, Wide Awake, at the Jefferson on Saturday. Photo: Publicity photo

Dropping in: Parachute aims for the top of the pop chart

Will Anderson says his Parachute bandmates like cool music. Him? Not so much. “I’m so fascinated with pop music,” Anderson says. “It’s always been my obsession. I’m sure people get tired of it—my poor friends always have to hear about it. And I’m talking about like ’NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys.” And so it goes […]