The Southern Cafe and Music Hall

The Flamin' Groovies have been shaking some action since the 1960s. They play The Southern Cafe & Music Hall on Halloween with locals New Boss and The Gladstones. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: The Flamin’ Groovies

Shake it away: Under the radar since their formation at the height of the acid scene in the ’60s, San Francisco’s The Flamin’ Groovies are still delivering the edgy rock ‘n’ roll that circumvented the psychedelia of the day to find a lasting cult following. The band is touring on its 50-plus year catalog, ranging […]

Katie Toupin (formerly of Houndmouth) brings her catchy hooks to the Southern on Monday. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Katie Toupin

Western lights: Katie Toupin is not forthcoming about her split with the alt-blues band Houndmouth, but it’s clear that the breakup spurred a new creative direction. The keyboardist left Kentucky to launch a solo career in Los Angeles, and she stepped up to the mic to put her own poetry into song on 2018’s Moroccan […]

Dr. Paul Koors died of an undetected heart condition shortly after completing his first album. His friends play some of his songs at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Saturday.

ARTS Pick: Paul Koors Band

Paul’s passion: Doctor Paul Koors was just beginning to make his musical talents known when he died tragically of an undetected heart condition at age 38. The ear, nose, and throat surgeon, who’d connected with musician Greg Howard during his residency at UVA, had just recorded a second album of country-tinged rock songs before his […]