One of the true breakout acts of 2013, Haim charms listeners by mixing 1970s soft-rock sounds and '90s R&B influences.

Consider what En Vogue might've been like if Stevie Nicks had been a founding member and -- if you're head doesn't explode -- you get a good idea of the Haim sound.

The band -- which features sisters Alana, Danielle and Este Haim -- is touring in support of its hot-selling, critically championed debut, "Days Are Gone."

Haim performs Wednesday-Thursday at Fillmore in San Francisco. Tickets are $25, www.livenation.com.

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The Pet Shop Boys, the legendary London synth-pop act, returns in support of its 12th studio album, "Electric."

Still, fans will turn out in hopes of hearing the old stuff -- classics like "It's a Sin," "West End Girls" and the great Willie Nelson cover "Always on My Mind."

The Pet Shop Boys perform Tuesday at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Show time is 8 p.m. and tickets are $49.50-$65, www.ticketmaster.com.

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