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Blossoms’ third album “Foolish Loving Spaces” is slated for release in January. (Courtesy photo)

UK’s Blossoms unspoiled by success

Band members stay close to family, friends at home

Blossoms’ third album “Foolish Loving Spaces” is slated for release in January. (Courtesy photo)
Singer-songwriter Charley Crockett is on tour with his sixth album. (Courtesy Lyza Renee)

Charley Crockett back on the road after heart surgery

Alt-country crooner tells autobiographical stories on ‘The Valley’

Singer-songwriter Charley Crockett is on tour with his sixth album. (Courtesy Lyza Renee)
Peter Hook, pictured in 2018, is playing music by New Order and Joy Division on tour. (Courtesy Jody Hartley)

Peter Hook soldiers on with New Order music

Uniquely melodic veteran bassist pleased ‘just to be appreciated’

Peter Hook, pictured in 2018, is playing music by New Order and Joy Division on tour. (Courtesy Jody Hartley)
Natasha Bedingfield back on radar with ‘Kick It’

Natasha Bedingfield back on radar with ‘Kick It’

Songwriter stays busy with numerous collaborations

Natasha Bedingfield back on radar with ‘Kick It’
From left, Lily Wolter, Becky Redford, Jack Sowton and Jack Wolter are U.K. indie pop act Penelope Isles. (Courtesy Abbey Raymonde)

Penelope Isles a fun brother-sister act

Lily and Jack Wolter grew up in unique Isle of Man

From left, Lily Wolter, Becky Redford, Jack Sowton and Jack Wolter are U.K. indie pop act Penelope Isles. (Courtesy Abbey Raymonde)
Justin Townes Earle’s new recording is “The Saint of Lost Causes.” (Courtesy Joshua Black Wilkins)

Justin Townes Earle looks at downtrodden in ‘Lost Causes’

Songwriter also discussing duets album with his dad

Justin Townes Earle’s new recording is “The Saint of Lost Causes.” (Courtesy Joshua Black Wilkins)
Lucy Dacus plays August Hall to promote her second album “Historian.” (Courtesy Matador Records)

Lucy Dacus tackles fear on ‘Historian’

Indie rocker calls sophomore album ‘hopeful’

Lucy Dacus plays August Hall to promote her second album “Historian.” (Courtesy Matador Records)
Michaela Anne is earning rave reviews for her latest self-produced recording. (Courtesy Matt Wignall)

Michaela Anne takes a risk with ‘Desert Dove’

Songwriter expands country horizons on new album

Michaela Anne is earning rave reviews for her latest self-produced recording. (Courtesy Matt Wignall)
English singer-songwriter Tom Speight appears in a Noise Pop show at Cafe Du Nord on Thursday. (Courtesy photo)

Tom Speight starts his American journey

Folk rock artist back in action after dealing with health concerns

English singer-songwriter Tom Speight appears in a Noise Pop show at Cafe Du Nord on Thursday. (Courtesy photo)
Maisie Peters’ new recording is “It’s Your Bed Babe, It’s Your Funeral.” (Courtesy photo)

Maisie Peters takes her tunes from pubs to clubs

Young YouTube artist signs with major label

Maisie Peters’ new recording is “It’s Your Bed Babe, It’s Your Funeral.” (Courtesy photo)
From left, Lydia Night, Drew Thomsen, Brooke Dickson and Genessa Gariano are The Regrettes. (Courtesy Claire Marie Vogel)

Regrettes’ Lydia Night preaches empowerment

Pop punk band’s second album is ‘How Do You Love’

From left, Lydia Night, Drew Thomsen, Brooke Dickson and Genessa Gariano are The Regrettes. (Courtesy Claire Marie Vogel)
Rick Wakeman’s The Grumpy Old Rock Star tour at the Castro on Saturday includes covers from his 2018 album “Piano Odyssey” as well as fun anecdotes. (Courtesy photo)

Rick Wakeman brings his piano and comedy tour to The City

Yes keyboardist covers five-decade career in solo concert

Rick Wakeman’s The Grumpy Old Rock Star tour at the Castro on Saturday includes covers from his 2018 album “Piano Odyssey” as well as fun anecdotes. (Courtesy photo)
From left, Tom Walmsley, Adam Smith and James Bagshaw are Temples. (Courtesy Matt Clarke)

Temples build ‘Hot Motion’ in deluxe studio

Frontman James Bagshaw builds sound space from scratch

From left, Tom Walmsley, Adam Smith and James Bagshaw are Temples. (Courtesy Matt Clarke)
From left, Will Farquarson, Chris “Woody” Wood, Dan Smith and Kyle Simmons are Bastille. (Courtesy Piczo)

Bastille’s ‘Doom Days’ an ‘intimate escapist’ record

Frontman Dan Smith finds inspiration in film

From left, Will Farquarson, Chris “Woody” Wood, Dan Smith and Kyle Simmons are Bastille. (Courtesy Piczo)
Palo Alto native Raphael Bob-Waksberg speaks about his new book of short stories on Oct. 16. (Courtesy photo)

Litquake hosts ‘BoJack Horseman’ creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Creator of surreal TV show focuses on love, compromise in new short story collection

Palo Alto native Raphael Bob-Waksberg speaks about his new book of short stories on Oct. 16. (Courtesy photo)
Ingrid Michaelson plays from “Stranger Songs,” her new 1980s-inspired album at the Fillmore. (Courtesy Shervin Lainez)

Ingrid Michaelson inspired by ‘Stranger Things’

Songwriter finds solace in nostalgic TV show

Ingrid Michaelson plays from “Stranger Songs,” her new 1980s-inspired album at the Fillmore. (Courtesy Shervin Lainez)
From left, Ally Einbinder, Abby Weems and Victoria Mandanas are Potty Mouth. (Courtesy Amanda Adam)

Vocalist Abby Weems tells the story of punk’s Potty Mouth

Singer met bandmates at very first practice

From left, Ally Einbinder, Abby Weems and Victoria Mandanas are Potty Mouth. (Courtesy Amanda Adam)
Buddy Miller and his wife Julie released “Breakdown on 20th Ave. South” this year. (Courtesy CJ Hicks)

Buddy Miller brings good music, cheer to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Guitarist known for plentiful collaborations

Buddy Miller and his wife Julie released “Breakdown on 20th Ave. South” this year. (Courtesy CJ Hicks)
Keyboardist-songwriter Banks is on tour with her new third album. (Courtesy Steph Wilson)

Banks is back in action with ‘III’

Songwriter develops dynamic new material during self-imposed hiatus

Keyboardist-songwriter Banks is on tour with her new third album. (Courtesy Steph Wilson)
Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness says new music from the band is in the works. (Courtesy photo)

Social Distortion’s Mike Ness revisits his past

Garage rocker takes break from writing his autobiography

Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness says new music from the band is in the works. (Courtesy photo)