Paul Weller: Storied Brit Blends Influences

Rock veteran Paul Weller, formerly of British punk group The Jam, released his newest solo venture May 19. Saturns Pattern builds on Weller’s established rock foundations by infusing them with lighter, more soulful melodies. The record proves that Weller hasn’t lost his penchant for writing catchy hooks; he just dresses them up a bit differently now. The solo artist will be making several stops in the Tri-State Area this summer. The jaunt begins in Philadelphia at Union Transfer on June 10 then goes to Terminal 5 in New York City on June 12 and finally closes out at Music Hall Williamsburg in Brooklyn on June 20.