Tom Lanham

KT Tunstall making new albums and movie music

With her U.K.-chart-scaling 2016 comeback “KIN,” Scottish folk-rocker KT Tunstall understood how…

St. Paul’s Paul Janeway might have been a preacher

He eerily resembles actor Josh Gad and dresses in the flamboyant attire…

Matthew Sweet in town with Dream Syndicate

Pop tunesmith Matthew Sweet is happy he moved back to his home…

Courtney Barnett makes the most of ‘small, boring moments’

Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett’s lyrics are as wry, laconic and stream of…

St. Lucia’s Jean-Philip Grobler touched by fatherhood

St. Lucia founder Jean-Philip Grobler didn’t intend to overthink “Hyperion,” the synth…

Interpol comes out swinging with ‘Marauder’

Drummer Sam Fogarino isn’t exactly sure how his post-punk trio Interpol just…

Lily Allen shares her thoughts exactly

When British pop provocateur Lily Allen — who plays the East Bay…

Shirley Manson, Garbage busy reminiscing

When Shirley Manson decided to document her years in Butch Vig’s alt-rock…

Vaccines score with ‘Combat Sports’

British rockers The Vaccines corrected their course on “Combat Sports,” a knockout…

First Aid Kit back in action with ‘Tender Offerings’

Klara Soderberg is pretty plain spoken about the chaotic pace of life…

Ben Gibbard has fun making new music with old fans

Ben Gibbard could have been one of the saddest men in the…

Yungblud talks politics on ‘21st Century Liability’

British rap-rocker Dominic Harrison (aka Yungblud), who got little heart tattoos on…

A few words about critters with English Beat’s Dave Wakeling

At 61, San Fernando-Valley-based Brit Dave Wakeling knows how surreal it sounds…

Jonathan Wilson revels in rock ‘n’ roll classicism

North Carolina-bred, Los Angeles-based tunesmith and producer Jonathan Wilson has found his…

Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers celebrate five decades

Not many musicians can make the claim that Scotsman Roy Gullane can:…

Broadway vet Jason Mraz on the road with new album

Ever since he strummed acoustic on the San Diego coffeehouse circuit nearly…

Tom Odell’s most recent inspiration: suburbia

Looking back at his first two albums -- 2013’s “A Long Way…

Andrew WK is back making music

When New York metalhead Andrew W.K. conjured up his majestic wall-of-noise debut…

It’s not news: Mary Ramsey sings with 10,000 Maniacs

Mary Ramsey still finds it hard to believe, with all of today’s…

Songwriting course leads to label deal for Tom Walker

Mancunian folk-rocker Tom Walker admits he was something of a late bloomer…