Photos by Pedro Paredes // Written by Molly Kish // First City Festival // Monterey County Fairgrounds - Monterey, California August 23rd-24th, 2014 // First City Festival … BAM ON
Photos by Marc Fong // The Rosebuds with El May // The Independent - San Francisco August 26th, 2014 // Raleigh, N.C.-based indie rockers The Rosebuds have been going at … BAM ON
By Sam Heller // Jack Johnson with Bahamas // Greek Theatre - U.C. Berkeley August 26th, 2014 // Returning to the Greek Theatre in Berkeley for the sixth time, … BAM ON
Photos by Rob Sheridan for NIN.com // Written by Josh Herwitt // When Trent Reznor told Nine Inch Nails fans six years ago that it was "time to make NIN disappear for a while", … BAM ON
FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Here is a carefully curated list of artist/beer pairings that will even further accentuate each other at Outside Lands this year.
FIRST TIMES: “With so much of my youth influenced by the musicians who have called this majestic seaport city home, it will always remain an important place for this music lover.”
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.
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.
Miss Bon Iver? Ya, we do too. These five new songs will help get you through the group’s hiatus.
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.
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.
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.
This simple flowchart from The Festival Lawyer shows you everything you need to know to protect yourself from being unlawfully arrested.
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.
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,
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.
PHOTOS: As the audience followed the dance steps and pop mantras recited by the person in charge of warming things up before The Knife, the night’s main event, we knew that we should expect nothing typical for the rest of the evening.
PHOTOS: The crowd intensity quickly translated from the stage onto the entire venue, with the London-native acting as the master of ceremony, surrounded by talent.
FESTIVAL REVIEW: Coachella has grown to be so much more than simply just a “music and arts festival”, but it always retains the feeling that something special is happening on those grass fields.
FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Still choosing which day might be best for you? Here’s our take on the headliner options, along with choice picks and reasons to get there early this August in Golden Gate Park.
SHOW REVIEW: By the end of the concert, the bond established between the band and crowd was solidified with the stage becoming public domain.
SHOW REVIEW: If Odesza is not on your radar, they soon will be, especially after their sold out performance at the Independent last weekend.
SHOW REVIEW: Adam Granduciel has arrived to the next level, as The War on Drugs have broken through the underground in a big way with their latest release and long awaited tour.
SHOW REVIEW: Axe-wielding women Annie Clark & Sarah Lipstate systematically stunned the Fox Theater Saturday with their powerful arrangements and domination of the stage.
SHOW REVIEW: Launching a co-headlining U.S. tour with experimental producer Forest Swords, Tom Krell of How to Dress Well has arrived at his potential.
SHOW REVIEW: The Chapel in SF featured two groups on Tuesday that need your immediate attention.