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Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware charms SF with an intimate show

By Norm de Veyra // Jessie Ware // The Independent – San Francisco November 1st, 2017 // It's a rare treat to catch one of today's rising pop stars … BAM ON

LANY

After two sold-out nights at The Fillmore, LANY’s popularity only continues to trend upward

By Steve Carlson // LANY with Dagny // The Fillmore – San Francisco October 30th, 2017 // The first time I saw LANY perform in SF, they opened for X … BAM ON

Broken Social Scene

Back on the road, Broken Social Scene rock The Fox with a career-spanning set

Photos by Norm de Veyra // Written by Brett Ruffenach // Broken Social Scene with The Belle Game // Fox Theater Oakland - Oakland October 26th, 2017 … BAM ON

BAMS HIGHLIGHTS

Desert Daze 2017

Desert Daze 2017: Another stellar year for one of California’s premier music festivals

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Led by Iggy Pop, Spiritualized and more, the sixth edition of this psych-rock and garage-rock extravaganza was quite a doozy.

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Coldplay

Coldplay live up to their “biggest band in the world” claim in front of 60,000 strong at Levi’s Stadium

SHOW REVIEW: Chris Martin and company certainly did nothing during their electric, almost two-hour performance to dissuade that sort of thinking.

Bonobo

Bonobo gives his new hometown a beautiful night to remember at LA’s Greek Theatre

SHOW REVIEW: If the nearly sold-out crowd was any indication as to how far he has come, then Simon Green picked just the right place to now call home.

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear are making ‘chamber pop’ sound cool again as we discovered at Apogee Studio

SHOW REVIEW: With members who all can sing (and do it well collectively), the band is certainly among rare company these days.

Day N Night Fest 2017 - J.I.D

Day N Night Fest 2017: From Chance to Kendrick, hip-hop’s finest shine bright in the OC

FESTIVAL REVIEW: If the insight of Migos is any indication, we have a bigger, brighter and even more explosive festival to look forward to next year.

Outside Lands 2017

Outside Lands 2017: Our 10th anniversary awards

FESTIVAL REVIEW: We hand out some hardware after the 2017 edition of Outside Lands.

Alice Cooper

Deep Purple, Alice Cooper shake a sold-out crowd at LA’s Greek Theatre

PHOTOS: The British heavy metal pioneers and “The Godfather of Shock Rock” energized a capacity crowd with plenty of old favorites.

The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs’ new album sounds like another masterpiece after their preview at Apogee Studio

SHOW REVIEW: It won’t be long before the whole world gets to hear what Adam Granduciel and company have been up to — and there’s a lot to be excited about.

Sabrina Claudio, Little Simz, Grace Mitchell, Amy Shark & TRANSVIOLET

Five emerging artists you need to hear

Get ready to discover your new favorite artist.

Best live shows of 2017 - Radiohead, Sigur Rós, Ryan Adams & Run the Jewels

Our 10 favorite shows from the first half of 2017

The 2017 BAMS List: Showbams revisits the best performances we’ve witnessed over the past six months.

Tool

Tool continue to melt minds on their latest tour

PHOTOS: The three-time Grammy winners haven’t released an album since 2006, but they did debut new visuals on this latest jaunt across North America.

2017 Phono del Sol Music Festival

Phono del Sol turns the heat way up in 2017

FESTIVAL REVIEW: You want your Saturday to be served up scorching hot? Well, that’s what the masses at the seventh annual Phono del Sol got.

Monterey Pop International Festival 50

Monterey Pop 50 pays tribute to the Summer of Love & the festival that started it all

PHOTOS: We all left with a sense of gratitude for the legendary festival’s impact on contemporary culture and how we see music today.

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams & The Unknown Band remind us at LA’s Greek Theatre why we keep coming back for more

PHOTOS: The singer-songwriter treated fans to some extended full-band jamming, a couple of solo acoustic performances and his usual witty banter.

Billie Eilish, Sigird, Sampa the Great, Mabel & Jessie Reyez

Five female emerging artists you need to hear

Get ready to discover your new favorite artist.

Skyline 2017

With summer near, Skyline festival makes its debut at the new & improved LA State Historic Park

FESTIVAL REVIEW: In what felt like a trial run for larger music events to be held at the park again, the inaugural Skyline festival proved to be mostly a success.

The Flaming Lips

After more than 30 years, The Flaming Lips are still one of music’s most wildly entertaining live acts

SHOW REVIEW: Wayne Coyne and company are one of those bucket-list bands every live music fan should see at least once.

Klangstof

After making Coachella history, Klangstof are blazing a trail for other Dutch indie bands

INTERVIEW: Being the first Dutch band to ever perform at Coachella is already paying huge dividends back home for this Amsterdam outfit.

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