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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Emancipator liberates minds at The Roxy Theatre

Emancipator

PHOTOS: This wasn’t the Emancipator Ensemble experience that we’ve witnessed before, but Douglas Appling’s performances have continued to get better with each and every year.

GOODFest hits Oakland with an All-Star lineup featuring Solange & Fantastic Negrito

Solange

PHOTOS: Everyone there knew they were part of something special, and the resounding fact that you were there for a reason bigger than the moment was unanimous.