RAC validates its headliner status at Club Nokia

By Josh Herwitt // RAC with Big Data, Geographer // Club Nokia - Los Angeles November 20th, 2015 // You know an artist must be destined to play in LA … BAM ON

Emancipator Ensemble

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

By Kory Thibeault // Emancipator Ensemble // The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco November 19th, 2015 // Last Thursday night saw the return of … BAM ON


SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Oneohtrix Point Never at The Independent 11/27 (FRI)

Written by Nik Crossman // Oneohtrix Point Never with James Ferraro // The Independent – San Francisco November 27th, 2015 // Influenced by his father's … BAM ON


The Candy Butchers Bash - The Sam Chase & The Untraditional

With The Sam Chase & The Untraditional leading the way, The Chapel celebrates Halloween in style

SHOW REVIEW: With the spirit of Halloween alive and well in SF, music fans got to experience some of the very best that the Bay Area has to offer.

Treasure Island Music Festival 2015

20 moments we won’t forget from Treasure Island Music Festival 2015

FESTIVAL REVIEW: These epic sets will be ingrained in our brain for years to come.

My Morning Jacket - featured #3

First Times: Experiencing the Santa Barbara Bowl as My Morning Jacket take their game to the next level

FIRST TIMES: After waiting all those years to step inside the Santa Barbara Bowl, the whole show had felt like one big holiday to me.

Fruit Bats

Fruit Bats are back together and hitting the road this fall on My Morning Jacket’s latest U.S. tour

INTERVIEW: Opening for My Morning Jacket was an opportunity that Fruit Bats leader Eric Johnson couldn’t pass up when the offer was presented to him.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2015

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015 spreads contagious smiles across Golden Gate Park

PHOTOS: Oh Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, how the Bay Area loves you.

Symbiosis Gathering 2015

Beyond the music: Symbiosis Gathering reinvents the festival experience in 2015

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Symbiosis is leading a paradigm shift in the festival world, and the 10 Year Re:Union proved to be their largest gathering yet.

One Tribe Festival

Inaugural One Tribe Festival canceled just weeks before coming to Southern California

In what came as some surprising news, EDM promoter SFX has canceled the first edition of One Tribe Festival after ticket sales failed to meet expectations.

FYF Fest 2015

Was FYF Fest 2015 the ‘best weekend of summer’? Here are 10 highlights from this year’s festival

FESTIVAL REVIEW: From everything we witnessed over two action-packed days, it felt like a major success.

Fat Wreck Chords - Strung Out

Fat Wreck Chords celebrates 25 years of punk rock over two days at SF’s Thee Parkside

FESTIVAL REVIEW: NOFX, Lagwagon, No Use for a Name and many more shared the stage to ring in the independent record label’s landmark anniversary.

Erin Burkett

We talk to Fat Wreck Chords’ Erin Burkett as the label celebrates 25 years of ‘destroying punk rock’

INTERVIEW: Showbams spoke with the Fat Wreck Chords co-founder about what it took to start, sustain and succeed as an independent punk-rock label.

Sam Amidon

Experimenting with the random: A raw conversation with Sam Amidon

INTERVIEW: Showbams sat down with Sam Amidon before his co-headlining show with Little Wings to talk about his early career and recording process.

Outside Lands 2015

Outside Lands 2015 highlights: Eight years strong and feeling ‘fantastic’!

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Outside Lands has officially become a bar-setting force to be reckoned with on the festival circuit.

Beat Connection

Beat Connection are embracing their next challenge

INTERVIEW: Ever since Reed Juenger started Beat Connection with his fellow dormmate Jordan Koplowitz, it’s been one challenge after another to keep the musical project alive.

Little Wings

Little Wings’ Kyle Field ‘Explains’ why music is his life

INTERVIEW: Fresh off the release of Little Wings’ latest album, Showbams caught up with the band’s frontman to discuss passions, performance and his lack of civic pride.

2015 Phono del Sol Music Festival - King Tuff

Phono del Sol goes bigger and better in 2015

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Fans and families alike were able to soak up the hot day while getting a chance to see some pretty epic bands.

2015 High Sierra Music Festival

High Sierra celebrates 25 years in grand fashion

PHOTOS: High Sierra is a special event, made special by all those who make it what it is. It is exactly what many want in a festival and so much more.

Music festivals - camping

Camping at a music festival soon? You’ll want to check out this ultimate festival camping guide

Festival season is upon us, and some of you might be getting ready to pitch your tent at a music festival this summer. Here is a festival camping guide that should help with all your outdoor-living needs.

Big Gigantic

Am I too old now to be going to Big Gigantic shows?

SHOW REVIEW: I might not be too old yet, but it’s sure starting to feel that way.