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PHOTOS: The Barr Brothers at The Chapel 12/10

The Barr Brothers

PHOTOS: On the road in support of their second album, Montreal folk quartet The Barr Brothers stopped through SF on a Thursday night to play the intimate Chapel.

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Jack Johnson spreads good vibes (and many hits) at the Greek

PHOTOS: Returning to the Greek, surfer-turned-musician-turned-headliner Jack Johnson delivered a set that highlighted just how many popular hits he has, while also stitching in a handful of covers.

PHOTOS: Elbow at Fox Theater Oakland 5/27

PHOTOS: British quintet Elbow performed at the Fox Theater Oakland with singer-songwriter John Grant.

Damien Jurado takes the solo road in SF

PHOTOS: Damien Jurado wooed the completely captive crowd at the Independent last week with his mesmerizing tunes and acerbic banter, which included a telling Q&A session.

Allen Stone’s generous soul marks a decade of music at The Independent

SHOW REVIEW: Allen Stone’s got soul. Loads of it. The self-professed “hippie with soul” headlined the first of a week long string of sold out shows at the Independent in San Francisco to celebrate the quintessential venue’s 10th anniversary.

PHOTOS: The Wood Brothers at The Fillmore 2/1

PHOTOS: Oliver and Chris Wood, popularly known the Wood Brothers, held acoustic court at the world famous Fillmore on February 1st, lighting up the stage with soaring melodies, new tracks and even a special guest.

Holy Ghost! dance in the new year at the Independent

PHOTOS: The Independent was ablaze with nu disco vibes, kicking off 2014 with a back to back Holy Ghost! party on December 30th & 31st.

PHOTOS: The Head and the Heart at Fox Theater Oakland 12/5

PHOTOS: Seattle-based The Head and the Heart brought their folk-infused feel good songs to Oakland earlier this month

PHOTOS: Andrew Bird at Congregation Sherith Israel 12/16

PHOTOS: Andrew Bird, one of the finest violinists and whistlers in the world, continued his “extra, extra cozy” Gezelligheid Tour in San Francisco Monday at the Congregation Sherith Israel.

J. Roddy Walston and the Business bring some Old-Fashioned Rock n’ Roll

PHOTOS: J. Roddy Walston & The Business’ infectious sound filled the veins of a comfortably packed house at the Independent on Thursday October 10th.

The meteoric rise of Alt-J continues at Fox Theater Oakland

PHOTOS: In just under nine months, quirky Brit-rockers alt-J have graduated from a double header at Bottom of the Hill to a two-night run at Fox Theatre Oakland. People love their triangles.

Traveler Trey Anastasio comes alive at Fox Theater Oakland

PHOTOS: Phish frontman Trey Anastasio performed to a couple sold out crowds over the weekend, playing phan favorites and newer cuts from Anastasio’s solo LP “Traveller”.

STS9, Tycho see split scenes in Oakland

PHOTOS: STS9 stopped by Fox Theater Oakland for another uplifting set of jamtronic goodness, even though many Tycho fans had departed after his opening set.