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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.

Milky Chance know how to make us feel good

Milky Chance

SHOW REVIEW: If music has the ability to heal the body, then these guys played doctor to their fans at The Independent all night.

Missy Elliott, Björk, Frank Ocean & Nine Inch Nails to headline FYF Fest 2017

FYF Fest - 2017 lineup

Year after year, FYF Fest has continued to pull bigger and better artists. And in 2017, that trend will continue.

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.

Arroyo Seco Weekend drops inaugural lineup led by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Mumford & Sons

Arroyo Seco Weekend

For the past few years, there’s been talk about the city of Pasadena hosting a multi-day music festival. Now, those rumors have become a reality.

Spoon give us plenty of ‘Hot Thoughts’ during their private show at Apogee Studio

Spoon

SHOW REVIEW: I’d like to think it didn’t take me nearly 25 years to come around to Spoon’s unique sound, but this is one band I never should have slept on.

Five emerging artists you need to hear

Ray BLK, Kali Uchis, KING, MUNA & Camp Cope

Get familiar with these five emerging artists.

Noise Pop 2017: Our top moments from the festival

Noise Pop 2017 - Temples

FESTIVAL REVIEW: The Bam Team frequented many Bay Area venues for Noise Pop’s 25th anniversary. Find out which were our favorite performances.

Coachella 2017 lineup: Lady Gaga replaces Beyoncé

Coachella 2017

One pop star has been replaced with another, as Lady Gaga takes Queen Bey’s spot atop Saturday’s bill for her first performance at Coachella.

Noise Pop 2017: Celebrating 25 years of Bay Area indie culture

Noise Pop 2017

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: We have locked in our top picks for the Bay Area festival’s happy hours, art shows, films and concerts.

Run the Jewels hit the Bay Area hard with shows at City National Civic & Fox Theater Oakland

Run the Jewels at Fox Theater Oakland

PHOTOS: El-P and Killer Mike catapulted off the energy from their Southern California performance and sailed into a lyrical stratosphere.

Goldenvoice reveals 2017 Coachella sideshows

Goldenvoice Presents: April 2017

Goldenvoice has once again released a list of sideshows in support of Coachella, and this year’s lineup is jam-packed with top-notch talent.

Run the Jewels spoil 5,000 fans in LA with special guests Zack de la Rocha, Danny Brown & more

Run the Jewels

SHOW REVIEW: As their sold-out show at the Shrine Expo Hall proved, El-P and Killer Mike have already reached hip-hop’s mountaintop in just a matter of four years.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe expands at Terrapin Crossroads as Phil Lesh joins the party

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe with Phil Lesh

PHOTOS: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe brought the funk to the intimate venue for a two-set, sold-out performance that induced smiles all around.

Once and Future Band crush The Chapel at their record release show

Once and Future Band

SHOW REVIEW: The stamp of Castle Face Records and Burger Records also lends itself to the notion that something special is happening here.

Silversun Pickups get up close and personal with their hometown fans at The GRAMMY Museum

Silversun Pickups

PHOTOS: With all 200 seats inside the diminutive Clive Davis Theater occupied, Silversun did their best to show why they’re definitely one of LA’s best homegrown acts.

SF artists perform for charity at The ShowUp

Richie Cunning

PHOTOS: Richie Cunning, Aria Rostami, Quaaludes and Mikey Walz hit the stage at The Independent to raise money for four non-profit organizations.

After two decades in the rap game, Talib Kweli is still fighting for what he believes in

Talib Kweli

SHOW REVIEW: Whether it was convenient or not, the man with a lot to say made sure to give us a whole lot to think about.

Lightning in a Bottle drops 2017 lineup

Lightning in a Bottle 2017

The famed boutique festival has delivered another strong bill for its 12th year this Memorial Day weekend.