Tom Lanham

Award-winning poet Kate Tempest’s new album is “The Book of Traps and Lessons.” (Courtesy Julian Broad)

Kate Tempest an eclectic, evocative poet and more

English spoken-word artist defies classification

Award-winning poet Kate Tempest’s new album is “The Book of Traps and Lessons.” (Courtesy Julian Broad)
Meg, left, and Dia Frampton are performing together again. (Courtesy photo)

Meg and Dia take second chances

Duo on tour with comeback ‘Happysad’

Meg, left, and Dia Frampton are performing together again. (Courtesy photo)
Dorothy Martin fronts Dorothy, playing on a bill with Chevelle and Breaking Benjamin. (Courtesy photo)

Dorothy frontwoman OK waiting for big break

Vocalist, songwriter tours with her hard-rock heroes

Dorothy Martin fronts Dorothy, playing on a bill with Chevelle and Breaking Benjamin. (Courtesy photo)
Matthew Murphy brings his solo act Love Fame Tragedy to The City. (Courtesy Shervin Lainez)

Wombats’ Matthew Murphy goes solo with Love Fame Tragedy

English musician busy with new SoCal life

Matthew Murphy brings his solo act Love Fame Tragedy to The City. (Courtesy Shervin Lainez)
Gruff Rhys comes to The City to promote his new recording “Pang!” (Courtesy Rough Trade Records)

Gruff Rhys sings in Welsh on ‘Pang’

Super Furry Animals’ rocker collaborates well with producer Muzi on solo album

Gruff Rhys comes to The City to promote his new recording “Pang!” (Courtesy Rough Trade Records)
The Brother Brothers issued “Some People I Know” in 2018. (Courtesy Erika Kapin Photography)

No sibling rivalry with Brother Brothers

Adam, David Moss in harmony on debut CD

The Brother Brothers issued “Some People I Know” in 2018. (Courtesy Erika Kapin Photography)
Dierks Bentley finds himself reflecting on his newest recording “The Mountain.” (Courtesy Jim Wright)

Dierks Bentley recharges during flight

Country star enjoys seeing the country from the sky

Dierks Bentley finds himself reflecting on his newest recording “The Mountain.” (Courtesy Jim Wright)
Andy Grammer plays The Fillmore on Sept. 7. (Courtesy photo)

Andy Grammer keeps positive on ‘Naive’

Songsmith stays the course on fourth album

Andy Grammer plays The Fillmore on Sept. 7. (Courtesy photo)
The Bird and the Bee — Greg Kurstin and Inara George — have a new covers album. (Courtesy Alexa Nikol Curran)

The Bird and the Bee tackle Van Halen in another eclectic tribute

Inara George, Greg Kurstin keep busy making new music

The Bird and the Bee — Greg Kurstin and Inara George — have a new covers album. (Courtesy Alexa Nikol Curran)
Seratones — vocalist-guitarist A.J. Haynes is center — appear at Cafe Du Nord on Thursday. (Courtesy Dylan Glasgow Guice)

Seratones’ A.J. Haynes teaches lessons in soul

Singer-guitarist in town with new album ‘Power’

Seratones — vocalist-guitarist A.J. Haynes is center — appear at Cafe Du Nord on Thursday. (Courtesy Dylan Glasgow Guice)
Crash Test Dummies — from left, Ellen Reid, Brad Roberts, Dan Roberts and Mitch Dorge — are on a reunion tour. (Courtesy photo)

Yoga enlightens, heals Crash Test Dummies’ Brad Roberts

Frontman records album of ‘scary’ mantras

Crash Test Dummies — from left, Ellen Reid, Brad Roberts, Dan Roberts and Mitch Dorge — are on a reunion tour. (Courtesy photo)
Ceremony (songwriter Ross Farrar is center) has a new recording, “In the Spirit World Now.” [Courtesy Rick Rodney)

Ceremony is back with ‘Spirit World’

Frontman Ross Farrar melds poetry, post-punk

Ceremony (songwriter Ross Farrar is center) has a new recording, “In the Spirit World Now.” [Courtesy Rick Rodney)
Songwriter Marc Cohn, right, is on tour with The Blind Boys of Alabama. (Courtesy All Eyes Media)

Marc Cohn, Blind Boys collaborate to soulful effect

Singers team on great version of ‘Walking in Memphis’

Songwriter Marc Cohn, right, is on tour with The Blind Boys of Alabama. (Courtesy All Eyes Media)
Drummer Max Weinberg and his band are taking requests of tunes from the 1950s-70s in their Jukebox show. (Courtesy photo)

Max Weinberg plays classic rock on Jukebox tour

Interactive show keeps drummer in good shape

Drummer Max Weinberg and his band are taking requests of tunes from the 1950s-70s in their Jukebox show. (Courtesy photo)
Filmmaker-recording artist Jesse Dayton has a new album “Mixtape Volume 1.” (Courtesy All Eyes Media)

Moviemaker Jesse Dayton goes back to music

Alt-country rocker issues diverse covers recording

Filmmaker-recording artist Jesse Dayton has a new album “Mixtape Volume 1.” (Courtesy All Eyes Media)
The B-52’s — from left, Cindy Wilson, Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson — come to The Mountain Winery on their annual visit. (Courtesy Pieter M. Van Hattem)

B-52’s Kate Pierson enjoys motel business and music

Rocker outfits rooms with fun, vintage decor

The B-52’s — from left, Cindy Wilson, Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson — come to The Mountain Winery on their annual visit. (Courtesy Pieter M. Van Hattem)
From left, Gauche is Adrienne CN Berry, Pearie Sol, Daniele Yandel, Jason P Barnett and Mary Jane Regalado. (Courtesy Jen Dessinger)

Gauche singer gets inspiration while walking dogs

Pop punk composer Mary Jane Regalado channels her ‘fun’ sound

From left, Gauche is Adrienne CN Berry, Pearie Sol, Daniele Yandel, Jason P Barnett and Mary Jane Regalado. (Courtesy Jen Dessinger)
Live — frontman Ed Kowalczyk is second from left — is on tour with Bush, with both bands marking the 25th anniversary of their seminal albums. (Courtesy Clay Patrick McBride)

Live’s ‘Throwing Copper’ more than an album

1990s rockers get English ale named after multi-platinum seller

Live — frontman Ed Kowalczyk is second from left — is on tour with Bush, with both bands marking the 25th anniversary of their seminal albums. (Courtesy Clay Patrick McBride)
From left, James Stevenson, Chris Bell, Jay Aston and Pete Rizzo are Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel. (Courtesy photo)

Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel rocks on

Band leader, songwriter survives sibling rivalry

From left, James Stevenson, Chris Bell, Jay Aston and Pete Rizzo are Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel. (Courtesy photo)
Alison Sudol’s new release is “Moonlight.” (Courtesy Brantley Gutierrez)                                Alison Sudol’s new release is “Moonlight.” (Courtesy Brantley Gutierrez)

Alison Sudol returns to making music

But actress leaves A Fine Frenzy title behind

Alison Sudol’s new release is “Moonlight.” (Courtesy Brantley Gutierrez)                                Alison Sudol’s new release is “Moonlight.” (Courtesy Brantley Gutierrez)