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Train’s livestreamed “Soul Vacation” concert is at 6 p.m. June 25. (Courtesy Mike Corrado)

Pat Monahan, Train marking decade milestones

‘Drops of Jupiter’ turns 20, S.F. wine company is 10

Train’s livestreamed “Soul Vacation” concert is at 6 p.m. June 25. (Courtesy Mike Corrado)
Newfoundlander Alan Doyle, who has a new solo recording, mixes traditional sounds and rock. (Courtesy Dave Howells)

Alan Doyle’s no stranger to shanties

Great Big Sea frontman goes ‘Back to the Harbour’

Newfoundlander Alan Doyle, who has a new solo recording, mixes traditional sounds and rock. (Courtesy Dave Howells)
Wisconsin singer-songwriter Trapper Schoepp’s newest recording is “May Day.”

Trapper Schoepp’s ‘May Day’ one of 2021’s best albums

Wisconsin songwriter follows in footsteps of Dylan, Guthrie

Wisconsin singer-songwriter Trapper Schoepp’s newest recording is “May Day.”
Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell of Dead Can Dance recently released the ethereal album “Burn.”<ins> (Courtesy Robbie Perry)</ins>
Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell of Dead Can Dance recently released the ethereal album “Burn.”<ins> (Courtesy Robbie Perry)</ins>
Grammy-winning Americana songwriter Sarah Jarosz’s latest release began as a commission for the FreshGrass Foundation, a group promoting innovative grassroots music.<ins></ins>

Sarah Jarosz gets personal on ‘Blue Heron Suite’

Grammy-winner’s song cycle inspired by childhood memories

Grammy-winning Americana songwriter Sarah Jarosz’s latest release began as a commission for the FreshGrass Foundation, a group promoting innovative grassroots music.<ins></ins>
Julia Stone’s latest solo album is called “Sixty Summers.” (Courtesy Brooke Ashley Barone)

Julia Stone goes in new direction on new recording

Songwriter takes cues from eclectic producers Doveman, St. Vincent

Julia Stone’s latest solo album is called “Sixty Summers.” (Courtesy Brooke Ashley Barone)
Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida are Moon vs Sun. <ins>(Courtesy Warner Music)</ins>

Kreviazuk, Maida make new music as Moon Vs Sun

Canadian songwriting power couple release personal album and film

Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida are Moon vs Sun. <ins>(Courtesy Warner Music)</ins>
Singer-songwriter Norah Jones has two recently released recordings: 2020’s “Pick Me Up Off the Floor” and 2021’s “’Til We Meet Again.’ (Courtesy David Barnum/Universal Music)

Norah Jones has a special spot for Chris Cornell

Significant rendition of ‘Black Hole Sun’ graces singer’s new live album

Singer-songwriter Norah Jones has two recently released recordings: 2020’s “Pick Me Up Off the Floor” and 2021’s “’Til We Meet Again.’ (Courtesy David Barnum/Universal Music)
Foxes, aka Louisa Rose Allen, says she taken back control of her music in recent years. <ins>(Courtesy Hollie Fernando)</ins>

Foxes back with ‘Friends in the Corner’

Pop star doing a lot ‘behind the scenes’ since 2016

Foxes, aka Louisa Rose Allen, says she taken back control of her music in recent years. <ins>(Courtesy Hollie Fernando)</ins>
Singer-songwriter Glenn Donaldson hopes his new album “Uncommon Weather” will offer comfort to people who are feeling down. (Courtesy Force Field)

Feel-good songs from The Reds, Pinks & Purples

S.F. songwriter Glenn Donaldson finds inspiration from his Richmond neighborhood

Singer-songwriter Glenn Donaldson hopes his new album “Uncommon Weather” will offer comfort to people who are feeling down. (Courtesy Force Field)
Blanketman, led by Adam Hopper (forefront), released “National Trust” in March. (Courtesy Through The Eyes of Ruby)

Blanketman finds inspiration in history

Manchester band’s influences go beyond Oasis

Blanketman, led by Adam Hopper (forefront), released “National Trust” in March. (Courtesy Through The Eyes of Ruby)
Posters by Young & Sick are being auctioned off to benefit independent clubs. (Courtesy photo)

Poster art fundraiser benefits indie clubs

San Francisco concert lovers can explore the art world’s non-fungible token phenomenon…

Posters by Young & Sick are being auctioned off to benefit independent clubs. (Courtesy photo)
Recording artist Genevieve Stokes says much of her songwriting happens subconsciously. (Courtesy Atlantic Records)

Genevieve Stokes debuts with solid ‘Swimming Lessons’

Singer-songwriter, 19, has been performing for more than a decade

Recording artist Genevieve Stokes says much of her songwriting happens subconsciously. (Courtesy Atlantic Records)
Neo-soul singer-songwriter Celeste has been nominated for an Oscar for “Hear My Voice” from “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” <ins>(Courtesy Sophie Jones)</ins>

Celeste’s impressive recording debut earns Oscar nod

Singer’s appealing retro-R&B attracts notice of A-listers and more

Neo-soul singer-songwriter Celeste has been nominated for an Oscar for “Hear My Voice” from “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” <ins>(Courtesy Sophie Jones)</ins>
Arab Strap — Aidan Moffat, left, and Malcolm Middleton — returned to making music in 2016 after breaking up about a decade before. <ins>(Courtesy Kat Gollack)</ins>

Arab Strap’s back with ‘As Days Get Dark’

Scottish duo releases first album in 16 years

Arab Strap — Aidan Moffat, left, and Malcolm Middleton — returned to making music in 2016 after breaking up about a decade before. <ins>(Courtesy Kat Gollack)</ins>
Jane Birkin’s new concept album is based on a 1992 movie about a feuding couple. 
Courtesy Nathaniel Goldberg

Jane Birkin brings her lovers’ quarrel to recording studio

Iconic singer-actress’ ‘Oh! Pardon’ moves from film and stage to album

Jane Birkin’s new concept album is based on a 1992 movie about a feuding couple. 
Courtesy Nathaniel Goldberg
Bonnie Tyler’s new album is “The Best is Yet to Come.”<ins> (Courtesy Tina Korhonen)</ins>

‘Total Eclipse’ singer Bonnie Tyler survived Eurovision

Good-natured performer had fun at the musical competition in 2013

Bonnie Tyler’s new album is “The Best is Yet to Come.”<ins> (Courtesy Tina Korhonen)</ins>
AC/DC guitarist Angus Young, center, says the band has been “lucky” throughout its long career. <ins>(Courtesy Josh Cheuse)</ins>

AC/DC’s Angus Young: We ‘keep it basic’

Rockers’ 17th album is ‘Power Up’

AC/DC guitarist Angus Young, center, says the band has been “lucky” throughout its long career. <ins>(Courtesy Josh Cheuse)</ins>
Biig Piig, aka Jessica Smyth, is working on her first full-length recording in Los Angeles. (Courtesy Mélanie Lehmann)

Biig Piig spans cultures, song styles

Sultry vocalist Jessica Smyth explores her changing identities via collaborations

Biig Piig, aka Jessica Smyth, is working on her first full-length recording in Los Angeles. (Courtesy Mélanie Lehmann)
Pale Waves, featuring Heather Baron-Gracie, center, released its follow-up album to “My Mind Makes Noises” in February.<ins></ins>

Pale Waves back with ‘Who Am I?’

Frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie chills in SoCal

Pale Waves, featuring Heather Baron-Gracie, center, released its follow-up album to “My Mind Makes Noises” in February.<ins></ins>