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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.

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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.

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.