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Kindness makes world restart at Mezzanine

By Justin Yee // Kindness with Pell // Mezzanine - San Francisco February 28th, 2015 // Kindness, a one-man, indie disco-funk-R&B band led by Adam … BAM ON

Holly Herndon

Holly Herndon brings the noise to Noise Pop 2015

By Alfonso Solis // Holly Herndon // The LAB - San Francisco March 1st, 2015 // It seems only fitting that Holly Herndon would bring her computerized … BAM ON

Big Freedia

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to ‘United States of Bass’ featuring Big Freedia

Written by Molly Kish // Red Bull Music Academy Radio Pop Up presents "United States of Bass" feat. Big Freedia (Live), Arabian Prince, DJ Sliink, DJ Assault, … BAM ON

BAMS HIGHLIGHTS

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10 takeaways from Shaun White’s first Air + Style on U.S. soil

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Here are 10 things we took away from two action-packed days at Air + Style in Los Angeles.

The Dodos

Feeling 50/50 with The Dodos at Great American Music Hall

INTERVIEW: The Dodos caught up with Showbams before their headlining show at Great American Music Hall, giving us a look inside their 50/50 mindset.

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The Soft White Sixties, Mahgeetah & Coo Coo Birds rock ‘Showbams Presents’ showcase at Brick & Mortar

SHOW REVIEW: The Soft White Sixties were joined by opening acts Mahgeetah and Coo Coo Birds in a grand finale of epic proportions, presented by Showbams.

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Is Father John Misty playing a character?

Or is Father John Misty an evolving artist being true to himself?

The Regent

The Regent Theater brings new life to LA’s music scene

VENUE REVIEW: Once a grindhouse and adult movie theater decades ago, the newly-reopened Regent Theater has quickly found its place in a crowded, yet booming downtown LA.

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Killer Mike’s emotional soliloquy on police brutality starts St. Louis show with a heavy dose of real

The content of Killer Mike’s speech on Monday should go down in history as the quintessential reaction to the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict in the murder of Michael Brown.

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A mother’s crusade to amend the RAVE Act & how you can help make festivals safer

Join The Festival Lawyer, Showbams and the new coalition Amend The Rave Act (ATRA) to make festivals safer for everyone.

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Outside Lands 2014 beer/artist pairings

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Here is a carefully curated list of artist/beer pairings that will even further accentuate each other at Outside Lands this year.

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Five female-fronted, emerging UK acts you need to hear

With the Fourth of July in the rearview mirror and the taste of independence fresh our mouths, get familiar with five emerging artist from the UK.

High Sierra Music Festival

PHOTOS: High Sierra returns to Quincy for 24th edition

PHOTOS: The 24th edition of High Sierra Music Festival took place over the Fourth of July weekend, and Showbams captured plenty of memorable moments from Quincy, California.

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Five new songs that show Bon Iver’s magnificent, post-rock influence

Miss Bon Iver? Ya, we do too. These five new songs will help get you through the group’s hiatus.

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tUnE-yArDs eye nonconformity through a glorious lens in SF

SHOW REVIEW: tUnE-yArDs’ focus on eyes as a motif suitably reflects Garbus’ immaculate confidence and control amid pervasive themes of subverting conformity and growing paranoia.

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The Faint light up The Indy for a Doom Abuse “danse” party

SHOW REVIEW: The Faint’s penetrating light show and disorienting visuals washed over the voracious crowd, who remained in constant motion throughout the entire performance.

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High Sierra Music Festival: Why we keep going back

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: As High Sierra veterans know, it’s about so much more than just the music. Here are seven reasons we keep going back.

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The “Know Your Rights” infographic at a festival

This simple flowchart from The Festival Lawyer shows you everything you need to know to protect yourself from being unlawfully arrested.

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String Cheese Incident bring special guest, new music to Fox

SHOW REVIEW: Friday’s show demonstrated to a capacity crowd that String Cheese still want to melt some faces, create some new music and generally have a good time with their devoted army.

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The National showcase natural evolution, continue to inspire

SHOW REVIEW: The National’s shift from enigmatic indie group to a mainstream success is almost complete after witnessing the group’s magical performances in Berkeley,

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Disclosure’s ‘Wild Life’ invades the Greek

SHOW REVIEW: One of most popular and trailblazing dance acts on the planet headlined a mini-one-day-fest dubbed “Wild Life” at the intimate Greek Theatre Berkeley.

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PHOTOS: The Knife at Fox Theater Oakland 4/15

PHOTOS: As the audience followed the dance steps and pop mantras recited by the person in charge of warming things up, we knew that we should expect nothing typical for the rest of the evening.

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