Låpsley shows at The Regency Ballroom why she continues to be one to watch


PHOTOS: The smooth coolness of Holly Lapsley Fletcher’s electropop ballads belie her mischievous and humorous personality.


The Faint highlight their history for one night in SF

The Faint

PHOTOS: Those seeking an all-out dance party on a Sunday night were in luck when the Nebraska-born dance rockers dropped by The Regency Ballroom.

At The Regency Ballroom, Danny Brown sets himself apart from all the other rappers in the game

Danny Brown

PHOTOS: No one can be compared to Danny Brown because well, there’s no one like Danny Brown.

A$AP Ferg, Tory Lanez rise above with MadeinTYO at The Regency Ballroom

A$AP Ferg

SHOW REVIEW: An epic trio of hip-hop heavyweights took over The Regency Ballroom during the Bay Area stop of “The Level Up Tour.”

Hippie Sabotage know how to work a crowd, but are they bringing anything new to the table?

Hippie Sabotage

SHOW REVIEW: I couldn’t help but stand there and be amazed by the level of energy coming from the crowd.

Noise Pop 2016: Relive the festival frame by frame

Noise Pop 2016 - Heartwatch

PHOTOS: Navigating through more than 100 acts across the Bay Area, we take a look back at this year’s best highlights.

Emancipator returns to SF with a new album and a full band at his side

Emancipator Ensemble

PHOTOS: The show saw Portland-based electronic music producer Douglas Appling being backed by a tight four-piece ensemble, which at times grew to six.

Neon Indian debut new material at SF’s newest venue Social Hall

Neon Indian

SHOW REVIEW: Though the venue choice was far from ideal, the electronic four-piece did play a good chunk of material from its forthcoming new album.

Ratatat turn The Regency Ballroom into a multi-instrumental dance party


SHOW REVIEW: Ratatat were not able to make their scheduled Friday night show last weekend but managed to quickly recover and put on a show that certainly felt like a Friday night for a sold-out crowd.

Ministry are still preaching to the choir after more than 25 years


PHOTOS: Al Jourgensen’s zeal at The Regency Ballroom showed that Ministry live is part thrash, part punk and still all fun.

Bad Religion excavate their 20th-century roots at The Regency Ballroom

Bad Religion

SHOW REVIEW: Hearing the LA band rip through some of the most impassioned punk-rock ballads still contextually pertinent to this day felt near spiritual at times.

Milky Chance prove at The Regency Ballroom they’ve come a long way in a short amount of time

Milky Chance

SHOW REVIEW: It’s amazing what a half year of touring on the road can do for a new band just breaking onto the scene.

BROODS dazzle a sold-out Regency Ballroom


PHOTOS: Fresh off their performance on “Conan,” BROODS hit The Regency Ballroom for a sold-out show on Saturday night.

Flight Facilities soar above expectations at The Regency Ballroom

Flight Facilities

SHOW REVIEW: The combo and impressive live collaboration of Touch Sensitive and Flight Facilities with special guest Owl Eyes undoubtedly made for a special night at Noise Pop 2015.

GWAR’s bloodbath marks a bittersweet return to the Bay

PHOTOS: The crowd at The Regency was ready for a BLOODY good time, and that’s what they got during GWAR’s first show since the death of their longtime leader and vocalist Dave Brockie.

PHOTOS: NO, Yann Tiersen at The Regency Ballroom 6/17

PHOTOS: Featured earlier this year at Noise Pop, No returned to SF as they opened for Yann Tiersen at The Regency Ballroom.

Deap Vally’s hard-rockin’ sound is gritty, raw fun

SHOW REVIEW: The bold duo from LA ripped massive guitar and pounded heavy drums when they opened for Band of Skulls at Regency Ballroom, compelling head-banging and toe-tapping to every outspoken song.

Swing gets a makeover from Caravan Palace

SHOW REVIEW: The blending of multiple genres is nothing new, but Caravan Palace’s take on “electro swing” is overwhelmingly infectious and fun.

The Sounds: Sounding good at The Regency

SHOW REVIEW: Musically, The Sounds are a mix of many styles and references, but copies of none. You can hear the influences of new age, punk, synth pop, classic rock and more.

Best live music venues in San Francisco // Bay Area

BEST OF SAN FRANCISCO: SF is one of the best cities in the world for shows and concerts — here are the essential venues to witness live music in and near the City by the Bay.