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Sam Amidon, Little Wings take part in Noise Pop’s newest series at Swedish American Hall

By Diana Cordero // Sam Amidon & Little Wings // Swedish American Hall – San Francisco July 28th, 2015 // The people over at Noise Pop have created … BAM ON

The Kills

The Kills make the long road to Pomona well worth it

By Josh Herwitt // The Kills // The Glass House - Pomona, CA July 28th, 2015 // It can take a lot to convince someone to drive 45 miles into the depths … BAM ON

Great American Spirit Ball - Royal Jelly Jive

Spirit animals rule the night at Great American Music Hall as Royal Jelly Jive come roaring to life

By Tom Dellinger // The Great American Spirit Ball featuring Royal Jelly Jive, Be Calm Honcho, Rainbow Girls, Brass Magic & The Jelly Roll Dancers … BAM ON

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Is Father John Misty playing a character?

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

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