Swedish Sensation Dirty Loops Rock the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco

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The Dirty Loops transformed the Regency Ballroom into a vibrant playground of musical prowess last night in San Francisco. The Swedish trio—comprising Jonah Nilsson (vocals/keyboards), Henrik Linder (bass), and Aron Mellergårdh (drums)—took the stage with infectious energy and impeccable musicianship, delivering a show that was nothing short of spectacular.

From the moment they launched into their opening number, it was evident that this was no ordinary pop concert. The Dirty Loops’ unique blend of pop, jazz, and funk unfolded with stunning precision and creativity. Jonah Nilsson’s vocal acrobatics dazzled the audience, effortlessly transitioning between silky smooth melodies and jaw-dropping vocal gymnastics. His keyboard skills were equally impressive, injecting each song with unexpected harmonies and playful improvisations.

Henrik Linder’s bass playing was a marvel to witness, anchoring the band’s sound with thunderous grooves and virtuosic solos that left the crowd in awe. Aron Mellergårdh’s drumming was the heartbeat of the performance, driving the music forward with tight precision and explosive energy.

The setlist was a rollercoaster ride of hits and surprising covers, each song reimagined with the Dirty Loops’ signature style. Highlights included their renditions of iconic tracks like “Baby” by Justin Bieber and “Just Dance” by Lady Gaga, which received thunderous applause.

Overall, The Dirty Loops’ show was a masterclass in musical innovation and sheer entertainment. Their infectious enthusiasm and exceptional musicianship left the audience exhilarated and hungry for more—a testament to their undeniable talent and magnetic stage presence.

Photos by Louis Raphael

Having released albums under Digital Nations, a label founded by Steve Vai, music critic Louis Raphael has remained deeply connected to the pulse of the San Francisco music scene. Following his tenure as the San Francisco Music Examiner for Examiner.com and AXS.com, he embarked on creating Music in SF® to authentically highlight the vibrant offerings of the city's music scene.

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