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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PLANETARIUM send fans at Fox Theater Oakland on an emotional journey to the cosmos

PLANETARIUM

PHOTOS: The supergroup’s performance was accompanied by otherworldly visuals as it traversed the Solar System with quite a few emotionally charged songs.

Perfume Genius pours his heart & soul out in SF

Perfume Genius - featured

PHOTOS: The Seattle-based musician displayed both a quiet vulnerability and a forceful confidence as he performed tracks from his new album.

Miguel’s silky-smooth voice captivates at this year’s Sound in Focus series opener

Sound in Focus 2017 - Miguel

PHOTOS: Once the sun set and the singer-songwriter stepped onstage, the audience was transported somewhere else entirely.

The Revivalists, Jamestown Revival bring the heat to wine country at Robert Mondavi Winery

The Revivalists

PHOTOS: If you find yourself fortunate enough to call the Bay Area your home, treat yourself to a concert at Robert Mondavi Winery this summer.

Tool continue to melt minds on their latest tour

Tool

PHOTOS: The three-time Grammy winners haven’t released an album since 2006, but they did debut new visuals on this latest jaunt across North America.

Con Brio close out SF Jazz Festival in style

Con Brio

PHOTOS: The Bay Area band headlined two nights at the SFJAZZ Center, giving us a healthy helping of funk and soul.

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.

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.