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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.

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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.

Bonobo gives his new hometown a beautiful night to remember at LA’s Greek Theatre

Bonobo

SHOW REVIEW: If the nearly sold-out crowd was any indication as to how far he has come, then Simon Green picked just the right place to now call home.

Peaches leaves her fans at The Chapel dripping wet

Peaches

SHOW REVIEW: A Peaches gig is 50 percent rock show, 50 percent genitalia-forward performance art and 100 percent awesome.

Grizzly Bear are making ‘chamber pop’ sound cool again as we discovered at Apogee Studio

Grizzly Bear

SHOW REVIEW: With members who all can sing (and do it well collectively), the band is certainly among rare company these days.

Jay 305 backs up his ‘more LA than the Rams’ claim in front of a hometown crowd at The Roxy

Jay 305

PHOTOS: The South Central rapper has seemingly pushed his legal troubles and album delays aside to focus on his craft — and it showed.

Dirtybird Campout 2017: Here’s why you don’t want to miss this year’s festival

Dirtybird Campout 2017

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: If you need a heavy dose of house, techno or bass, look no further — this camping party is getting a whole lot bigger and better.

The eclectic sounds of Bonobo sweep through the Bay Area at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Bonobo

PHOTOS: The magic behind Bonobo’s live performances produces something that feels whole and cohesive for his audience.

Lil Yachty continues to carve out his own path in SF

Lil Yachty

SHOW REVIEW: The Atlanta native has captured the attention of an increasingly distracted generation with his self-described “bubblegum trap.”

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas dial it in at Rickshaw Stop on their ‘Telephone’ tour

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas

PHOTOS: Not only did Jessica Hernandez sing songs in both English and Spanish, she performed while being five-and-a-half months pregnant.

Day N Night Fest 2017: From Chance to Kendrick, hip-hop’s finest shine bright in the OC

Day N Night Fest 2017 - J.I.D

FESTIVAL REVIEW: If the insight of Migos is any indication, we have a bigger, brighter and even more explosive festival to look forward to next year.

Noise Pop delivers some good, wholesome fun at this year’s 20th Street Block Party

20th Street Block Party - Neon Indian

PHOTOS: From DIY flower crowns and kokedamas to live music and food trucks, the event was a great way to celebrate Bay Area art and culture.

Outside Lands 2017: Our 10th anniversary awards

Outside Lands 2017

FESTIVAL REVIEW: We hand out some hardware after the 2017 edition of Outside Lands.

Deep Purple, Alice Cooper shake a sold-out crowd at LA’s Greek Theatre

Alice Cooper

PHOTOS: The British heavy metal pioneers and “The Godfather of Shock Rock” energized a capacity crowd with plenty of old favorites.

Outside Lands 2017: Top 5 things to see, eat & drink

Outside Lands

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: We’ve outlined our top sets that you won’t want to miss, biggest scheduling conflicts, potential guest appearances and the best beverages to drink.

The War on Drugs’ new album sounds like another masterpiece after their preview at Apogee Studio

The War on Drugs

SHOW REVIEW: It won’t be long before the whole world gets to hear what Adam Granduciel and company have been up to — and there’s a lot to be excited about.

Five emerging artists you need to hear

Sabrina Claudio, Little Simz, Grace Mitchell, Amy Shark & TRANSVIOLET

Get ready to discover your new favorite artist.

Circles Around the Sun take us on a long, strange trip back to 1967 at Terrapin Crossroads

Circles Around the Sun

PHOTOS: The atmosphere was so groovy that it felt like we had actually time-traveled back to 1967, circling around the distant sun and back.

Get ready for the world to fall in love with 23-year-old rising star Amber Mark

Amber Mark

PHOTOS: She manned the stage with grace and gratitude, if not a shred of shyness that will surely disappear in the near future.