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Jessie Ware charms SF with an intimate show

Jessie Ware

PHOTOS: The gig marked only the second of three stops on the UK pop-soul crooner’s current U.S. tour, but she made the most of it.

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Tank and The Bangas deliver thrills at The Chapel

Talk and The Bangas

PHOTOS: The New Orleans-based group had the sold-out crowd grooving to their genre-spanning set of funk, soul, hip-hop, rock and R&B.

Sheer Mag bring their feverish, high-spirited brand of rock ‘n’ roll to SF

Sheer Mag

PHOTOS: The Philly-based rockers unleashed a feverish set for the first of two shows in the Bay Area.

PLANETARIUM send fans at Fox Theater Oakland on an emotional journey to the cosmos

PLANETARIUM

PHOTOS: The supergroup’s performance was accompanied by otherworldly visuals as it traversed the Solar System with quite a few emotionally charged songs.

Perfume Genius pours his heart & soul out in SF

Perfume Genius - featured

PHOTOS: The Seattle-based musician displayed both a quiet vulnerability and a forceful confidence as he performed tracks from his new album.

Con Brio close out SF Jazz Festival in style

Con Brio

PHOTOS: The Bay Area band headlined two nights at the SFJAZZ Center, giving us a healthy helping of funk and soul.

Jagwar Ma incite a high-energy, psychedelic dance party for their Bay Area fans

Jagwar Ma

PHOTOS: The Australian trio straddled an exciting line in the current gamut of psych-indie bands at Mezzanine.

Woods lead an eclectic night of music at The Chapel

Woods

PHOTOS: The Brooklyn folk rockers performed in support of their new album as Peacers and Golden Daze opened the show.

DIIV showcase their fuzzy riffs, hazy melodies in SF

DIIV

PHOTOS: The Brooklyn indie rockers invaded Mezzanine for a strong set that heavily leaned on material from their 2016 LP.

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness take a big leap at The UC Theatre with Atlas Genius, NIGHT RIOTS

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

PHOTOS: With pool inflatables and space suits in tow, the singer-songwriter kicked off a two-night run in the Bay Area.

Emily King dazzles a sold-out crowd at The Chapel with an intimate acoustic show

Emily King

PHOTOS: With nothing but a couple of guitars, a desk lamp and her powerful voice, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter hypnotized her Bay Area fans.

Petit Biscuit marks his Bay Area debut with a sold-out dance party at Rickshaw Stop

Petit Biscuit

PHOTOS: At the age of 17, French DJ and producer Mehdi Benjelloun has certainly been productive since arriving on the scene in 2015.

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.

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.