Tom Lanham

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…

Middle Kids make strong debut with ‘Lost Friends’

When it comes to songwriting, Australian artist Hannah Joy has an adage-based…

Tatiana DeMaria takes time off from TAT

“Soho Lights,” the power-chord punchy 2008 debut from English punkers TAT, was…

Wreckless Eric goes on, enjoying not knowing what he’s doing

Since “Whole Wide World,” his first 1977 hit for Stiff Records, brainy…

After five decades, Yes goes on making good music

After 40 years in showbiz, British keyboardist Geoff Downes, who’s been in…

England’s Frank Turner urges: ‘Make America great again’

British folk-punker Frank Turner could feel the change creeping up on him.…

Rockabilly’s JD McPherson looks forward to cartoon career

As a kid growing up in rural Oklahoma, R&B-rockabilly revivalist JD McPherson…

Oliver Ackermann of APTBS quiets down — for now

Oliver Ackermann didn’t plan to refine the industrial-strength onslaught of A Place…

New directions for Copenhagen’s Iceage

On its new recording “Beyondness,” Copenhagen combo Iceage reaches a new level…

Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie DuPuis reworks quirky ‘Twerp Verse’ tunes

Like a video game developer inserting Easter eggs for players to unearth,…

After four years, E is back making music with Eels

Eels bandleader E (born Mark Oliver Everett) never intended to make “The…

Ian Anderson marks Jethro Tull’s 50th anniversary

When confidantes and business associates began pitching Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson…