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Empire of the Sun are walking on more than just a dream after selling out three straight shows in SF

Empire of the Sun

PHOTOS: The Australian synthpop outfit hit the West Coast hard to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album with a three-night stand at The Regency Ballroom.

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Blonde Redhead deliver a poignant performance at The Regency Ballroom

Blonde Redhead

SHOW REVIEW: Despite being around for more than 20 years, Blonde Redhead is anything but stagnant.

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

Låpsley

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

Ratatat

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

Ministry

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

Broods

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.