The Southern Cafe and Music Hall

ARTS Pick: Cliff Cash

ARTS Pick: Cliff Cash

There’s a lot to discover about stand-up comedian Cliff Cash, a self-declared explorer and lover of the outdoors. On his Blue Ridge Parkway Comedy Tour, the North Carolinian travels 590 miles from Greenville, South Carolina, to Fairfax, Virginia, stopping at seven locations where he takes his audience on an intense, emotional journey through topics of […]

ARTS Pick: Colony House

ARTS Pick: Colony House

Imagine the last stretches of day, as the sun sets and a feeling of wistfulness tugs at your chest—these are the sensations the rock band Colony House invokes. The band’s raw philosophy shines through achingly honest lyrics, warm guitar, and inviting vocals. Formed in high school, CH gained traction when its 2014 album, When I […]

Gold Connections plays tracks from its latest record, Popular Fiction, at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Friday, August 31. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Gold Connections

Many associate Will Marsh’s band Gold Connections with Car Seat Headrest thanks to several collaborations, but Marsh’s group stands solidly on its own. After a label switch, the long-awaited release of Popular Fiction arrived in 2018, marking an impressive step forward. The album shows off the group’s broad musical range and challenging lyrics that address […]