Live Music

Sol Driven Train pulls into the Southern to unload its high-energy dance party on Tuesday. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Sol Driven Train

Sol Driven Train’s musical psyche has been self-diagnosed with “sonic schizophrenia.” Citing influences from Paul Simon and John Prine, to New Orleans jazz, Caribbean island-rock and Afro-beat, the group has amassed a loyal fan base through its musical diversity. The band members first jammed together in their middle school music room, and formed a strong […]

John Kelly performs along with other local notables in the Six Pack Songwriter Series concert at the Paramount on Friday. Photo: Tim McDaniel

ARTS Pick: Six Pack Songwriter Series

Founded in 2013 by Jason Burke, the quarterly Six Pack Songwriter Series hosts a lineup of native Virginia musicians with diverse acoustic styles and subject matter. This time around, the series takes the stage in a bigger venue and places past participants John Kelly, Justin Storer, Michael Coleman, Sue Harlow, Susan Munson and Thomas Gunn […]