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Moby might think he’s old, but his 15th and newest album doesn’t sound it at Apogee Studio

Moby

SHOW REVIEW: As one of electronic music’s, if not simply music’s, most important figures, his star continues to burn bright in 2018.

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Going below the surface with Will Varley in SF

Will Varley

SHOW REVIEW: The British folk singer-songwriter has a way about him that engages his listeners, as though they are not just listening to him but listening with him.

Joywave make fans at Swedish American Hall feel ‘Content’ with their latest studio material

Joywave

SHOW REVIEW: The crowd was clearly connected to the New York-based outfit’s genre-jumping and experimental music months after the release of its 2017 LP.

Lo Moon are officially LA’s newest buzz band after their sold-out show at the Troubadour

Lo Moon

SHOW REVIEW: This may only be the beginning for the indie-electronic trio, but these guys sure know how to shoot for the moon.

Beach Slang make good on their promise in LA, punching us in our ‘big, dumb heart’ at Echoplex

Beach Slang

SHOW REVIEW: With their unmatched energy and peerless sound, these Philly punks will undoubtedly be a favorite of many for some time to come.

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.

Back on the road, Broken Social Scene rock The Fox with a career-spanning set

Broken Social Scene

SHOW REVIEW: Despite a long break between albums, the sense of professionalism built into the band’s live experience remains prevalent.

Touché Amoré bring it back home to LA, headlining two intimate nights at Teragram Ballroom

Touché Amoré

SHOW REVIEW: When you tour as broadly and universally as Touché Amore have, a pair of small hometown shows means something.

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.

The Accidentals take their Bay Area fans on a musical odyssey in support of their latest LP

The Accidentals

SHOW REVIEW: At Café du Nord, the band made the basement of the Swedish American Hall feel like the basement of its own house.

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.

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.”

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.

Blonde Redhead deliver a poignant performance at The Regency Ballroom

Blonde Redhead

SHOW REVIEW: Despite being around for more than 20 years, Blonde Redhead is anything but stagnant.

The Drums entertain a sold-out Fillmore with their energetic brand of indie pop

The Drums

SHOW REVIEW: The Brooklyn outfit sounded rather polished, and with their fans’ energy becoming increasingly evocative, the evening ended on quite a high note.

AIR celebrate ‘twentyears’ at The Masonic

Air

SHOW REVIEW: It was a no-brainer to catch the French downtempo/space-rock project for what could be the last time in the Bay Area.

Chris Robinson delivers chills at The Chapel

Chris Robinson

SHOW REVIEW: The sound at the first of his two SF shows was impeccable, and the vibe was all smiles. Even in a near-silent room, you could feel it.

B and The Hive bring the honey to The Mint

B and The Hive

SHOW REVIEW: There’s a lot of buzz surrounding B and The Hive’s new album, and their recent stop at one of LA’s oldest venues validated it.