2015 Outside Lands

Outside Lands unveils 2015 schedule with set times

Outside Lands Music Festival // Golden Gate Park - San Francisco August 7th-9th, 2015 // Believe it or not, the eighth Outside Lands Music and Arts … BAM ON

Real Estate

Real Estate bring chilled-out vibes to Santa Monica

By Josh Herwitt // Real Estate with Hippo Campus // Santa Monica Pier - Santa Monica, CA July 16th, 2015 // Brooklyn-by-way-of-New Jersey indie rockers … BAM ON

Built to Spill

Are Built to Spill indie rock’s most important band?

By Josh Herwitt // Built to Spill // Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA July 15th, 2015 // Long before the word "indie" became a trendy term for casual … BAM ON

BAMS HIGHLIGHTS

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.

Miami Horror

Miami Horror cover all bases on ‘All Possible Futures’ before a sold-out show in their new hometown

INTERVIEW: A lot changed for Miami Horror founder and bandleader Benjamin Plant when he moved to Los Angeles nearly three years ago — and for the better.

Sasquatch! Music Festival

Sasquatch! continues to reign supreme as the Pacific Northwest’s premier music festival

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Embracing the culture of the Pacific Northwest, Sasquatch! caters to the growing breed of indie-centric fans caring just as much about the festival experience (if not more) than the music itself.

Lightning in a Bottle

Is Lightning in a Bottle shedding its ‘boutique’ label to go mainstream?

FESTIVAL REVIEW: The Do LaB has created one of the most unique experiences on the entire U.S. festival circuit, but whether LIB can maintain its “boutique” label remains to be seen.

Oysterfest 2015

Oysterfest 2015 serves up a steamy bill of old-school hip-hop and electronica

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Celebrating its 16th year, Oysterfest’s lineup of hip-hop and dance artists kicked the party up a notch with some profane rap classics and club favorites.

death-cab-for-cutie-33

Death Cab for Cutie are still my guilty pleasure after all these years

SHOW REVIEW: Everyone has a guilty pleasure band. Well, at least I do — and that band happens to be Death Cab for Cutie.

MMJ3_cover

I heard the new My Morning Jacket album and it’s amazing

I went to a listening party in LA for the new MMJ album, with Jim James commenting after each song. Here’s what you can expect from the new album.

CRSSD Festival

CRSSD makes a big splash in debut as 2015 festival season heats up

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Goldenvoice and FNGRS CRSSD are quickly changing the game after putting on a nearly flawless first edition of CRSSD Festival at San Diego’s Waterfront Park.

Caribou

Noise Pop 2015: Who made the ‘most’ of SF’s 12-day indie fest?

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Noise Pop never fails to create some of the most memorable experiences in live entertainment throughout the Bay Area each year.

Air + Style - Shaun White

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.

The Hot Toddies

Ten years a Toddie: Reflecting on a decade of music and mischief with The Hot Toddies

INTERVIEW: Showbams caught up with the ladies of The Hot Toddies for a whimsical retrospective on their past decade as a band.

The Soft White Sixties

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.

FJM_cover

Is Father John Misty playing a character?

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

MORE BAMS