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Bastille’s ‘Doom Days’ an ‘intimate escapist’ record

Frontman Dan Smith finds inspiration in film

Ingrid Michaelson inspired by ‘Stranger Things’

Songwriter finds solace in nostalgic TV show

Vocalist Abby Weems tells the story of punk’s Potty Mouth

Singer met bandmates at very first practice

HSB acts to check out

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Banks is back in action with ‘III’

Songwriter develops dynamic new material during self-imposed hiatus

Social Distortion’s Mike Ness revisits his past

Garage rocker takes break from writing his autobiography

Kate Tempest an eclectic, evocative poet and more

English spoken-word artist defies classification

Meg and Dia take second chances

Duo on tour with comeback ‘Happysad’

Dorothy frontwoman OK waiting for big break

Vocalist, songwriter tours with her hard-rock heroes

Wombats’ Matthew Murphy goes solo with Love Fame Tragedy

English musician busy with new SoCal life

Elton John bids a fond farewell in epic show

Captain Fantastic covers long career in Chase Center concert

Gruff Rhys sings in Welsh on ‘Pang’

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

No sibling rivalry with Brother Brothers

Adam, David Moss in harmony on debut CD

Madonna to play S.F.’s Golden Gate Theatre

Madame X tour concerts slated for Oct. 31, Nov. 2, Nov. 4

S&M2 opens Chase Center with grandeur

Metallica, San Francisco Symphony reunite in big show

Dierks Bentley recharges during flight

Country star enjoys seeing the country from the sky

Mike Love remembers George Harrison

Beach Boys, Beatles were ‘mutual admiration society’

Andy Grammer keeps positive on ‘Naive’

Songsmith stays the course on fourth album