Tom Lanham

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale in good company with her idols

Lzzy Hale respectfully disagrees with the notion that people will be let…

Pure Bathing Culture takes on Blue Nile’s ‘Hats’

Portland musicians Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille met at 18 while studying…

Lilly Hiatt’s got another heartbreaking record

When Grammy-nominated folk rocker John Hiatt was discussing his upcoming album with…

Sublime sounds from folk singer Olivia Chaney

A relatively unknown English folksinger, Olivia Chaney was surprised to be attending…

Nivek Ogre’s ohGr playing ‘Tricks’

You can read a lot into the title of “Tricks,” Nivek Ogre’s…

Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry finds new depth on ‘Love Is Dead’

Like a once-ugly duckling suddenly noticing its graceful swandom, Chvrches frontwoman Lauren…

Carmaig de Forest in SF for 30th anniversary re-release

Driving up the California coast to his home in Seattle last week…

Shooter Jennings revels in what’s retro

It’s a rare phrase in these digital days: “Hang up the phone,…

Phil Cook shares love of music on his jacket

Like a knight errant, North Carolina singer-guitarist Phil Cook has sworn his…

Jimmie Dale Gilmore sings the blues with Dave Alvin

Honey-throated alt-country singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore knows how strange it sounded in…

Jessie Reyez on the rise with ‘Kiddo’

Growing up in Toronto, Colombian-descended R&B artist Jessie Reyez got nothing but…

Donna Missal breaks out with ‘Keep Lying’

Donna Missal was a toddler when her renowned record producer father Steve…

Joachim Cooder grows his solo career

Los Angeles native Joachim Cooder, appearing this week with his father in…

Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Glen Phillips enjoying life in a yurt

At 47, Glen Phillips is both startled by and pleased with his…

New Zealand’s post-punk Wax Chattels hit the U.S.

Members of New Zealand post-punk trio Wax Chattels don’t claim to be…

Australia’s Castlecomer on the rise

On weekdays, working at a posh Sydney law firm, Bede Kennedy imagined…

Billy Bob Thornton stays busy with Boxmasters

Oscar-winning actor and screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton apologizes that his side project…

Theresa Wayman’s new self-relective solo act is TT

Warpaint guitarist Theresa Wayman -- who brings her solo act TT to…

Live’s back in action after seven years

To many, the co-headlining run of arena stars Live and Counting Crows,…

Horrors’ frontman Faris Badwan makes all kinds of art

On its 2017 Paul Epworth-produced fifth album “V,” British quintet The Horrors…