After two sold-out nights at The Fillmore, LANY’s popularity only continues to trend upward

LANY

SHOW REVIEW: It was immediately clear from the line, which wrapped around the block, that the band has grown an enviable, die-hard audience.

Coldplay live up to their “biggest band in the world” claim in front of 60,000 strong at Levi’s Stadium

Coldplay

SHOW REVIEW: Chris Martin and company certainly did nothing during their electric, almost two-hour performance to dissuade that sort of thinking.

At the recently reopened UC Theatre, M. Ward digs into his dreamy folk-pop

M. Ward

PHOTOS: Known for his excellent work with Monsters of Folk and She & Him, M. Ward showcased songs from his latest studio release in Berkeley.

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors take a victory lap at The Chapel

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors

SHOW REVIEW: The last year has been pretty good to Drew Holcomb, just like his crowd in SF was on this night.

Alessia Cara has a promising career ahead of her

Alessia Cara

PHOTOS: The Toronto-area native and YouTube sensation put on an energetic show in SF, belting out her empowering hits with a confidence that went far beyond her age.

Troye Sivan proves that he is well beyond his years at the Fox Theater Oakland

Troye Sivan

SHOW REVIEW: He has only been touring since October, but the 20-year-old is much more polished and confident onstage than his age and experience would imply.

City and Colour pays tribute to the people of Paris on his latest trip to the bay

City and Colour

PHOTOS: Dallas Green brought an excellent backing band to Oakland, treating a near-capacity crowd to his unique blend of bluesy, indie-folk rock.

Vintage Trouble take things up a notch at The Indy

Vintage Trouble

PHOTOS: The Los Angeles-based quartet returned to the kind of club show that launched its career just a few short years ago, headlining the sold-out venue.

Special guests rule the night at Karl Denson’s post-Outside Lands superjam

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

PHOTOS: Karl Denson closed out Outside Lands 2015 with one last late-night jam, and a capacity crowd was on hand to party along with him into the night.

Sufjan Stevens continues the grieving process at a sold-out Fox Theater Oakland

Sufjan Stevens

PHOTOS: The indie-folk artist mesmerized the seated audience with a setlist expertly crafted to convey the tone of his latest album.

Jenny Lewis brings some swagger to a sold-out Fox Theater Oakland

Jenny Lewis

PHOTOS: And the capacity crowd welcomed her with open arms.

Smallpools hook SF fans with plenty of pop

Smallpools

PHOTOS: Smallpools brought their high-energy “LOVETAP!” tour to a sold-out Independent, demonstrating that their hook-laden debut album of the same name was an accurate reflection of what this band is capable of doing live.

‘OctaHate’ singer Ryn Weaver dances, twirls and belts her way through energetic set at The Indy

Ryn Weaver

SHOW REVIEW: Judging by the crowd’s reaction to her short but powerful set, the 22-year old songstress from Encinitas, Calif., will certainly be welcomed back with open arms.

Jack Antonoff doubles down his place in pop with Bleachers

PHOTOS: fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff has a side project that’s selling out all venues played and has fans incessantly singing along — all signs that the man can consistently spin pop gold.