Photos by Diana Cordero // Written by Molly Kish // Bloc Party // Mezzanine - San Francisco September 19th, 2016 // Bloc Party made their triumphant … BAM ON
By Laura Tsu // Porches with Japanese Breakfast, Rivergazer // The Independent – San Francisco September 18th, 2016 // Aaron Maine has written music … BAM ON
By Jansen Granflor // MainFest Alhambra // Downtown Alhambra - Alhambra, CA September 10th, 2016 // For its inaugural event this year, MainFest Alhambra … BAM ON
FESTIVAL REVIEW: All in all, the City of Alhambra had to be pleased with what it accomplished for the inaugural MainFest.
SHOW REVIEW: Boasting a stacked lineup led by founder Flying Lotus, the LA label showed why it’s one of the most important players in shaping the future of music.
SHOW REVIEW: Any time your photographer is told to “try not to get your head blown off by the confetti canons” while shooting from the photo pit, you know you’re in for a great night.
INTERVIEW: Showbams spoke with Viceroy about his “summertime all the time” brand, his Jetlife side project and his affinity for Hawaiian shirts.
FESTIVAL REVIEW: After drawing a sold-out crowd for its second weekend, we wouldn’t expect anything less than a bigger and better Splash House in 2017.
SHOW REVIEW: The crowd that arrived to take in RÜFÜS DU SOL’s show was unlike anything I or anyone else had seen before.
FIRST TIMES: Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would get credentialed for a show at one of music’s most storied and historic venues.
FESTIVAL REVIEW: As Outside Lands continues to set the bar high thanks to its innovative features, top-notch billing and overall experience, here are our favorite moments from 2016.
SHOW REVIEW: Matt Berninger and company are on a keen path to continually evolving their sound as they age with their stunning catalog.
SHOW REVIEW: Judging from the audience’s behavior at The Forum, we certainly wouldn’t count on these two bands being billed together again.
SHOW REVIEW: If this was Nas’ reminder to the world that he’s still working and grinding like he always has, then a whole lot of fans got to hear that message loud and clear.
FESTIVAL REVIEW: For fans of emo, hardcore and punk, it’s tough to beat the total package that Taste of Chaos puts together.
SHOW REVIEW: The Michigan native has gone from supporting modest indie bands to selling out shows as a headliner one year later.
PHOTOS: The music festival proved yet again you don’t have to venture far to find great music in the Bay Area.
FESTIVAL REVIEW: Now in its 29th year running, Portland’s Waterfront Blues Festival remains an anomaly in the world of modern music festivals.
The 2016 BAMS List: Showbams revisits the best performances we’ve witnessed over the past six months.
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PHOTOS: The 14-hour party featured five stages of nonstop beats with headliners such as DJ Dan, The Scumfrog, Worthy and Tara Brooks.