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Vagabon proves at Rickshaw Stop that she has what it takes to make it big

Vagabon

PHOTOS: Laetitia Tamko, aka Vagabon, made it clear that all the buzz surrounding her new debut album has been justified.

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The Band Perry wrap up their pop-up tour with a sold-out show at Great American Music Hall

The Band Perry

PHOTOS: With the sibling trio set deep amid the crowd and playing in the round, the evening offered a special experience.

The Coathangers leave an indelible impression in SF

The Coathangers

PHOTOS: For the first of two shows in the Bay Area, the Atlanta punk trio dropped an infectiously energetic set that showcased its great chemistry.

Lucius exhibit power, beauty at a sold-out Fillmore

Lucius

PHOTOS: Led by the powerhouse vocals of Holly Lessig and Jess Wolfe, the ever-stylishly caped duo from Brooklyn kept the crowd rolling high through its set.

Låpsley shows at The Regency Ballroom why she continues to be one to watch

Låpsley

PHOTOS: The smooth coolness of Holly Lapsley Fletcher’s electropop ballads belie her mischievous and humorous personality.

Sunflower Bean treat SF to a solid Halloween show

Sunflower Bean

PHOTOS: The upstart indie-rock outfit proved to be engaging and confident as the trio performed songs from its 2016 debut LP.

The Faint highlight their history for one night in SF

The Faint

PHOTOS: Those seeking an all-out dance party on a Sunday night were in luck when the Nebraska-born dance rockers dropped by The Regency Ballroom.

Nite Jewel turns a cool night into a summer simmer

Nite Jewel

PHOTOS: Performing a mix of slow-burning, synth-heavy R&B and uptempo dance tracks from her latest LP, Ramona Gonzalez quickly set the mood for the chilly evening.

Oh Pep! charm their SF fans with intimate, assured performance at Rickshaw Stop

Oh Pep!

PHOTOS: The Australian folk-rock duo split lead vocal duties and impressed the intimately gathered crowd with a set of songs off their debut LP.

Tacocat, The Regrettes let it all hang out in SF

PHOTOS: After an infectious set of garage pop from The Regrettes, Tacocat capped off the night with a frenzied set of “riot grrl” pop punk.

Little Scream shows off her versatile songwriting at the Swedish American Hall

Little Scream

PHOTOS: Montreal-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Laurel Sprengelmeyer’s clear and confident singing provided a common thread for the audience to follow.

Bay Area talent shines at Phono del Sol in 2016

2016 Phono del Sol Music Festival - Born Ruffians

PHOTOS: The music festival proved yet again you don’t have to venture far to find great music in the Bay Area.

A hometown crowd fuels Midi Matilda’s high-energy performance at The Independent

Midi Mathilda

PHOTOS: The Oakland-based indie-dance duo came back strong with new material, delivering a stellar show for their Bay Area fan base.

The Struts bring retro rock and a swagger to Napa

The Struts

PHOTOS: The UK band seems prime for an explosive 2016 if last weekend’s rousing performances surrounding BottleRock were any indication.

Bernhoft and The Shudderbugs get their groove on at The Chapel

Bernhoft and The Shudderbugs

PHOTOS: The Norwegian singer-songwriter and his bandmates got a near-capacity crowd in SF moving to their disco-tinged, neo-soul tunes.

Summer Cannibals deliver a fiery, ferocious set

Summer Cannibals

PHOTOS: The Portland rockers ignited a sizable crowd in SF with their catchy, anthemic jams.

A brash, confident homecoming for Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

PHOTOS: Thao Nguyen and her bandmates were well at ease, loose and visibly excited to play for their home city.

Aubrie Sellers gives us a lesson in ‘garage country’

Aubrie Sellers

PHOTOS: It is no wonder why the Nashville native has quickly been recognized as a rising star within the country music scene.