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Ryan Adams & The Unknown Band remind us at LA’s Greek Theatre why we keep coming back for more

Ryan Adams

PHOTOS: The singer-songwriter treated fans to some extended full-band jamming, a couple of solo acoustic performances and his usual witty banter.

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Jagwar Ma incite a high-energy, psychedelic dance party for their Bay Area fans

Jagwar Ma

PHOTOS: The Australian trio straddled an exciting line in the current gamut of psych-indie bands at Mezzanine.

Woods lead an eclectic night of music at The Chapel

Woods

PHOTOS: The Brooklyn folk rockers performed in support of their new album as Peacers and Golden Daze opened the show.

In front of a hometown crowd at Rickshaw Stop, Lauv already looks like a natural performer

Lauv

PHOTOS: Although he’s still on the up and up, you could hardly tell due to his natural ability to get the audience adrenalized.

DIIV showcase their fuzzy riffs, hazy melodies in SF

DIIV

PHOTOS: The Brooklyn indie rockers invaded Mezzanine for a strong set that heavily leaned on material from their 2016 LP.

Conor Oberst’s sad songs make us feel happy at LA’s Greek Theatre

Conor Oberst

PHOTOS: For anyone who has been comforted by Conor Oberst at some point during his career, this was the truth that will keep us listening.

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness take a big leap at The UC Theatre with Atlas Genius, NIGHT RIOTS

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

PHOTOS: With pool inflatables and space suits in tow, the singer-songwriter kicked off a two-night run in the Bay Area.

Cursive’s Tim Kasher breathes an orchestral breath into his solo music at The Echo

Tim Kasher

PHOTOS: Touring behind his latest LP, the singer-songwriter performed some older songs that don’t normally get the spotlight.

Emily King dazzles a sold-out crowd at The Chapel with an intimate acoustic show

Emily King

PHOTOS: With nothing but a couple of guitars, a desk lamp and her powerful voice, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter hypnotized her Bay Area fans.

Gucci Mane brings his ‘Trap God Tour’ to the Bay

Gucci Mane

PHOTOS: If you mention trap in the context of Southern hip-hop, the first name that should come to mind is Gucci Mane.

Pond invigorate a sold-out crowd at The Echo

Pond

PHOTOS: The Aussie outfit’s punchy sound and attitude is exactly what rock ‘n’ roll needs right now.

In SF, Julie Byrne makes it feel like summer in April

Julie Byrne

PHOTOS: Though “summer” only happens sporadically in SF, you could feel it for a few hours at Swedish American Hall on this night.

Petit Biscuit marks his Bay Area debut with a sold-out dance party at Rickshaw Stop

Petit Biscuit

PHOTOS: At the age of 17, French DJ and producer Mehdi Benjelloun has certainly been productive since arriving on the scene in 2015.

Twin Peaks, Hinds hit The Chapel before Coachella

Twin Peaks

PHOTOS: In preparation for the desert, both bands performed at a venue known for hosting a myriad of electrifying garage-rock shows.

Minus the Bear showcase their new album at Great American Music Hall

Minus the Bear

PHOTOS: In front of a packed house, the Seattle indie rockers dug into material from their sixth and most recent LP.

Sigur Rós induce goosebumps with their emotive performance at the Greek Theatre Berkeley

Sigur Rós

PHOTOS: The Icelandic group made its Bay Area fans feel a massive range of emotions, from meditative moments to outright joyousness.

Lettuce keep the funk flowing in Oakland

Lettuce

PHOTOS: With the group firing on all cylinders, it kicked off a three-night run through California in style.

In their return to SF, Dead Meadow deliver a heroic dose of psychedelic rock at The Chapel

Dead Meadow

PHOTOS: The trio is a tried-and-true Bay Area favorite, drawing big crowds in a region of the country well-known for its interest in all forms of psychedelia.

Only 22 years old, Jamie Isaac makes his Bay Area debut at Rickshaw Stop

Jamie Isaac

PHOTOS: It’s hard to believe that he’s already touring the states, but the London-based singer and producer didn’t disappoint.

MØ exhibits no shortage of energy at The Warfield

MØ

PHOTOS: The Danish singer and songwriter not only had the audience jumping the entire time, but she also came off casually fluid.