Live Music

Modern composer Joo Won Park builds sonic compositions with unusual instruments augmented by sounds available in his performing environment. Hear what he finds at UVA’s open grounds in a livestream concert on Thursday. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Technosonics XV

Technology and music have a symbiotic relationship. Developments and inventions constantly change the way we write, perform, and listen to music of all styles and genres. Technosonics XV: Found Sound celebrates the latest innovations in music technology by showcasing digital music, electro-acoustic music, and the combination of high profile performers with UVA composers and faculty. […]

TV star/pop song princess Kate Voegele brings her new tunes, new grit, and a Wahoowa to the Southern on Wednesday. Publicity photo.

In transition: Teen queen Kate Voegele explores her mature side

Kate Voegele was miscast—quite literally. Voegele’s career hit the fast track in 2005 when she gained a strong following on the social media site MySpace. That same year, MySpace and Interscope Records teamed up to create MySpace Records, and Voegele became one of the label’s earliest signees. She released her first major label-backed full-length record […]

Dee Dee Penny’s Dum Dum Girls play it smart, fast, and loud at 
the Southern on Sunday. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Dum Dum Girls

Dum Dum Girls is a throwback band that’s a force to be reckoned with. Take spitfire riffs, increase the attitude, and spice generously with talent for an adrenaline rush coupled with a healthy dose of introspection. Moving beyond simplistic ballads, frontwoman Dee Dee Penny explores a wealth of emotion, defining rebellion in life, love, and […]