Tom Lanham

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…

Hinds sticks to successful retro sound on second recording

Going into recording their new sophomore album “I Don’t Run,” members of…

Sur breaks out with ‘Savage Beast’

Musician-producer Zack Arnett was able to clear his mind on road trip…

Swimsuit Issue’s Miles Garber goes from modeling to music

When vocalist Miles Garber was thinking about a name for the drone-pop…

Folk rocker Laura Veirs writes songs and children’s books

Two years ago, nine albums into her classy career, Portland folk-rocker Laura…

Franz Ferdinand retreats to clubhouse to make ‘Always Ascending’

Clubhouses are of paramount importance to any solid gang. That’s why Franz…

MGMT back in action with pop and ‘far out moments’

Andrew VanWyngarden admits it now. After his art-rock duo MGMT (with longtime…

Editors’ Tom Smith enjoys ‘important’ family time

Befitting his spooky, resonant singing voice, Editors band leader Tom Smith often…

Laid-back Spain inspires George Ezra’s second album

When composing his latest album “Staying at Tamara’s,” soulful British crooner George…

Spiritual warfare informs Sam Melo’s music

Vocalist Sam Melo didn’t have much choice about forming his R&B combo…

At long last, rock vet Myles Kennedy goes solo

It’s taken powerhouse rock vocalist Myles Kennedy three decades to issue his…