Tom Lanham

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…

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…