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Joywave

Joywave make fans at Swedish American Hall feel ‘Content’ with their latest studio material

By Gina Lopez // Joywave with Sasha Sloan, Kopps // Swedish American Hall – San Francisco February 16th, 2018 // New York-based synthpop outfit Joywave … BAM ON

Diet Cig

Diet Cig don’t let a fever get the best of them in SF

By Norm de Veyra // Diet Cig with Great Grandpa, The Spook School // Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco February 14th, 2018 // A fever on Valentine's Day … BAM ON

Noise Pop 2018

Noise Pop 2018: A Bay Area indie culture celebration

Written by Jacqueline Moore // Noise Pop // Bay Area venues - San Francisco & Oakland February 19th-25th, 2018 // While it seems as if the rest of … BAM ON

BAMS HIGHLIGHTS

Best live shows of 2017 - The xx, Miguel, Moderat & Coldplay - featured

Our favorite performances from 2017

The 2017 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2017 — the following are our favorite performances of the year.

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Coldplay at Levi's Stadium

The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2017

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2017.

Lo Moon

Lo Moon are officially LA’s newest buzz band after their sold-out show at the Troubadour

SHOW REVIEW: This may only be the beginning for the indie-electronic trio, but these guys sure know how to shoot for the moon.

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.

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 - featured

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.

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