Sharon Van Etten’s comedic banter surprises at The Indy

SHOW REVIEW: Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten sure smiled and laughed a lot for someone who features heartache prominently in her material.

Broods, Meg Myers showcase emerging talent at The Indy

SHOW REVIEW: Burgeoning singer-songwriter Meg Myers played her first gig at The Independent as she set the stage for brother-sister New Zealand synthpop duo Broods.

ZZ Ward begins Coachella week on a high at The Independent

SHOW REVIEW: ZZ Ward brought her “A” game to The Independent as she showcased her pipes and broke things down on the harmonica.

Fitz and the Tantrums creep closer to headline status at Fox

SHOW REVIEW: LA band Fitz & The Tantrums proved at the Fox Theater in Oakland that they’ve moved into headliner territory — and probably for good.