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The Sounds, led by Maja Ivarsson (center), are on a U.S. tour promoting “Things We Do For Love.” (Courtesy David Möller)

Sweden’s The Sounds play eventful COVID-era U.S. tour

‘Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong’

The Sounds, led by Maja Ivarsson (center), are on a U.S. tour promoting “Things We Do For Love.” (Courtesy David Möller)
San Francisco’s Chillingsworth Surfingham has released a self-titled album of lively guitar instrumentals. <ins>(Courtesy ATOM Records)</ins>

Chillingsworth Surfingham rocks out on guitar

SF schoolteacher John Ashfield has a fun musical alter ego

San Francisco’s Chillingsworth Surfingham has released a self-titled album of lively guitar instrumentals. <ins>(Courtesy ATOM Records)</ins>
Versatile singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright is back on the road promoting new music. (Courtesy V. Tony Hauser)
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Rufus Wainwright continues to ‘unfollow’ rules

Musician makes waves with opera, poetry and new folk pop effort

Versatile singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright is back on the road promoting new music. (Courtesy V. Tony Hauser)
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Bay Area funk and soul band Tower of Power has two current CD releases. (Courtesy Haze Photography)

Tower of Power celebrates 50 years

A talk with the founder of the classic funk/R&B band

Bay Area funk and soul band Tower of Power has two current CD releases. (Courtesy Haze Photography)
The band Retrovirus is among Lydia Lunch’s 21st century projects. (Courtesy Kathleen Fox)

For provocateur Lydia Lunch, the war is never over

Punk, performance art legend appears af SF screening of doc about her life

The band Retrovirus is among Lydia Lunch’s 21st century projects. (Courtesy Kathleen Fox)
John Doe appears with X at Stern Grove this weekend. <ins>(Courtesy Autumn De Wilde)</ins>

X’s John Doe stays on point during COVID

Punk pioneer releases 2020 album, plays solo, maintains acting career

John Doe appears with X at Stern Grove this weekend. <ins>(Courtesy Autumn De Wilde)</ins>
KC Turner is known for presenting cool concerts in intimate settings. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>

Promoter KC Turner survives COVID with backyard concerts

Music presenter continues to stage live driveway shows in The City

KC Turner is known for presenting cool concerts in intimate settings. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>
Kelly and Ryann Gonsalves are one-half of the Bay Area group Torrey, playing live on a bill with local bands at the Balboa Theater on July 4. (Courtesy Willam Callan)

Torrey takes off with ‘Something Happy’

Delayed by COVID, Kelly and Ryann Gonsalves release their debut album

Kelly and Ryann Gonsalves are one-half of the Bay Area group Torrey, playing live on a bill with local bands at the Balboa Theater on July 4. (Courtesy Willam Callan)
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)