Telefon Tel Aviv

After more than two years, Telefon Tel Aviv finally gets the chance to entrance fans at Lodge Room before taking a break from performing

By Josh Herwitt // Telefon Tel Aviv with Chasms // Lodge Room – Los Angeles July 29th, 2022 // More than a decade has passed since Joshua Eustis … BAM ON

The Wild Hearts Tour - Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen & Julien Baker

Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen & Julien Baker deliver all the feels at LA’s Greek Theatre on ‘The Wild Hearts Tour’

By Steph Port // Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen & Julien Baker with Quinn Christopherson // Greek Theatre - Los Angeles July 28th, 2022 // It was a … BAM ON

Thundercat

As his career continues to soar, Grammy winner Thundercat emits hypnotic joy in his hometown for a sold-out crowd at The Broad

By Rochelle Shipman // Thundercat with Ginger Root // The Broad - Los Angeles July 21st, 2022 // “Is this real?” I remember muttering out loud, … BAM ON

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Telefon Tel Aviv

After more than two years, Telefon Tel Aviv finally gets the chance to entrance fans at Lodge Room before taking a break from performing

PHOTOS: With the show marking one of only two live performances stateside for the electronic act, Joshua Eustis made the most of his opportunity in LA.

The Wild Hearts Tour - Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen & Julien Baker

Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen & Julien Baker deliver all the feels at LA’s Greek Theatre on ‘The Wild Hearts Tour’

PHOTOS: While the tote bag being sold at the merch stand proclaimed, “I went to ‘The Wild Hearts Tour’ and all I got was emotional,” in reality we ended up getting much, much more.

Thundercat

As his career continues to soar, Grammy winner Thundercat emits hypnotic joy in his hometown for a sold-out crowd at The Broad

SHOW REVIEW: The musician and actor demonstrated why it’s OK — in fact, better — to just breathe in and go with the flow during the LA art museum’s “Summer Happenings” series.

Big Gigantic

Big Gigantic throw down at Hollywood Palladium with a host of special guests in support of their new album ‘Brighter Future 2’

PHOTOS: The instrumental electronic/hip-hop/jazz duo played its first proper LA show in quite a while after Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken released their eighth LP last month.

Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes show a sold-out crowd at LA’s Greek Theatre why they are one of our most important indie bands over the past 15 years

SHOW REVIEW: Is it frontman Robin Pecknold’s golden baritenor and clever lyrics or is it the group’s lush vocal harmonies and eclectic instrumentation?

The Game

With ‘Drillmatic’ delayed, The Game turns his album release show at The Novo into a hometown party alongside Kanye West & Lil Wayne

SHOW REVIEW: The Compton rapper didn’t let the news about his 10th studio effort stop him from delivering a special evening in LA.

Bright Eyes

Looking back looks oh so good on Bright Eyes at LA’s Greek Theatre

SHOW REVIEW: Despite the band’s latest U.S. tour getting off to a rough start, Conor Oberst and his sidekicks delivered a performance that was nothing short of astounding.

Puscifer

I celebrated my birthday at LA’s Greek Theatre with a proper probing by Puscifer as ‘The Existential Reckoning Tour’ rolls on this summer

PHOTOS: What could be better than watching your favorite vocalist perform on your special day at one of LA’s most historic music venues?

Jack White

Jack White makes the case with two career-spanning shows at LA’s YouTube Theater why he’s more than rock ‘n’ roll’s last great savior

SHOW REVIEW: What makes the 12-time Grammy winner so special is that he represents what it means to be an artist in every sense of the word no matter what he’s doing.

Just Like Heaven 2022 - Interpol, Santigold & The Shins

Just Like Heaven 2022: Pasadena’s own slice of indie-music bliss

FESTIVAL REVIEW: The Goldenvoice event felt like quite a success given everything we have endured for more than two years, offering a brief reminder of what life felt like before the pandemic.

Animal Collective

Animal Collective haven’t forgotten how to be delightfully weird, delivering a manic mind melt at LA’s Greek Theatre

SHOW REVIEW: The band’s triumphant display felt like a long-awaited psychedelic hug, hitting all the sweet spots for us.

Royal Blood

Royal Blood make a pit stop at brand-new Ventura Music Hall on their ‘Typhoons’ tour to remind us rock ‘n’ roll is still alive & well

SHOW REVIEW: If you’re one of those people who thinks rock ‘n’ roll is on its way out, then you probably haven’t heard of Royal Blood before.

Baroness

On a wild Oscars night, Baroness deliver their own brand of theatrics in LA for a sold-out crowd at The Echo

PHOTOS: For those in LA who could give a rat’s ass about the Academy Awards or the latest drama that’s surrounding Hollywood, you could find us at The Echo getting slapped in the face by some heavy metal … compliments of Baroness.

The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs prove in Adam Granduciel’s new hometown why they deserved to win a Grammy more than four years ago

SHOW REVIEW: The War on Drugs leader may have officially moved to LA, but he continues to push the band he formed in Philadelphia more than 17 years ago to new and greater heights.

2022 California music festivals

10 California music festivals you won’t want to miss in 2022

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Who’s ready for festival season? Here are 10 California music festivals you should save your cash for this year.

Tool

Tool are finally back on the road to finish their ‘Fear Inoculum’ tour & it couldn’t come at a more fitting time

SHOW REVIEW: Taking the safe or easy route has never been an option for the prog-metal titans, and it’s why we keep coming back for more.

Best of 2021 - Olivia Rodrigo, Quicksand, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Moses Sumney, Caribou, Outside Lands

The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2021

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2021.

Caribou

Caribou kick off their North American tour at LA’s Greek Theatre & make the case why they’re among today’s best live-electronic acts

SHOW REVIEW: It isn’t often that you come across an electronic act as eclectic as Caribou thanks to Dan Snaith’s knack for making dance-ready tracks.

Outside Lands 2021 - crowd

Outside Lands 2021: A return to hallowed ground

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Relaunching OSL over Halloween weekend was one of the smartest pivots Bay Area promoter Another Planet Entertainment could have made.

My Morning Jacket - Santa Barbara Bowl

My Morning Jacket spotlight the long-awaited return of live music to SoCal with a powerful performance at the Santa Barbara Bowl

SHOW REVIEW: The headlining performance was as much about the Louisville-bred rockers’ new material as it was a golden opportunity to put their expansive catalog on display.

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