Saturday, April 8, 2023

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Pictoria Vark

Music Performance

Date: Saturday, April 8

Indie rock bassist, singer, & songwriter

Admission: Included with festival pass

Pictoria Vark is the project of Iowa City-based songwriter and bassist Victoria Park. Growing up in northern New Jersey and cutting her teeth on the NYC music scene, Park’s debut full-length record, “The Parts I Dread” documents a sudden paradigm shift she faced when her parents relocated to Wyoming when she was 19.

Much of Parts resonates as a scrapbook, brimming with faded photos and smudged annotations, recollecting the muted malaise of 2018 through 2020. Born from the unanticipated announcement that her parents were relocating from her childhood home in New Jersey to Wyoming, this personal change led to meditation on where, or what, home truly is.

Since its release, Pictoria Vark has exploded onto the national scene; she’s grabbed the attention of major publications and peers including Pitchfork, Forbes, and La Dispute, with whom she embarked her first full-U.S. tour last fall.