Outside Lands 2021

Outside Lands cancels 2020 edition, reveals lineup for 2021 with Tame Impala, Lizzo & The Strokes

Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival // Golden Gate Park - San Francisco August 6th-8th, 2021 // As most of us know by now, 2020 has been a really rough … BAM ON

Tool

Tool show us at SAP Center that they’ve only gotten bigger & better with more time

By Mike Rosati // Tool with Author & Punisher // SAP Center - San Jose January 14th, 2020 // My first Tool show was at the Trocadero Transfer, a … BAM ON

Lightning in a Bottle - 2020 lineup

Lightning in a Bottle’s 2020 roster has Kaytranada, Sylvan Esso, GRiZ & Purity Ring leading the pack

Lightning in a Bottle // Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area - Bakersfield, CA May 20th-25th, 2020 // Lightning in a Bottle is back on schedule. After a … BAM ON

BAMS HIGHLIGHTS

Tool

Tool show us at SAP Center that they’ve only gotten bigger & better with more time

PHOTOS: After nearly three decades, the prog-metal titans are still selling out arenas all around the world — this time in support of their fifth LP.

Best live shows of 2019 - Usher, Kacey Musgraves, Local Natives & Empire of the Sun

Our favorite performances from 2019

The 2019 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2019 — the following are our favorite performances of the year.

Kali Uchis at Smokin Grooves Fest

The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2019

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2019.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

The prolific, often unpredictable King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard turn heavy at LA’s Greek Theatre

SHOW REVIEW: Since forming almost a decade ago, the Australian septet is certainly making a strong case as rock’s most prolific and unpredictable band right now.

Outside Lands 2019

Outside Lands 2019: Our top sets & festival awards

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Now that the dust has settled in Golden Gate Park, it’s time to look back at what made Outside Lands’ 12th edition such a success.

FKJ

FKJ is a one-man, groove-making machine who’s full of surprises as he demonstrates at Shrine Expo Hall

SHOW REVIEW: After making his debut at Coachella this year, the multi-instrumentalist and singer looks like he’s ready to share his one-of-a-kind live show with the rest of the world.

The Raconteurs

The Raconteurs show all at the Santa Barbara Bowl why we need them after 11 years between albums

SHOW REVIEW: The four-piece consisting of Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler is finally back in the spotlight where it belongs — and for good reason.

COMMON

In times when we need it most, COMMON continues to spread worldwide love at Apogee Studio

SHOW REVIEW: As he tours in support of his 12th studio album, the Grammy-winning rapper’s overarching message stands clear: let love rule today and every day.

Jim James

Jim James, The Claypool Lennon Delirium take us on a psych-rock roller coaster at The Wiltern

SHOW REVIEW: The frontman of My Morning Jacket sent a strong reminder of how powerful music can be as a unifying force while sharing the stage with the Claypool Lennon Delirium.

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun are walking on more than just a dream after selling out three straight shows in SF

PHOTOS: The Australian synthpop outfit hit the West Coast hard to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album with a three-night stand at The Regency Ballroom.

Local Natives

A sold-out crowd at Hollywood Palladium propels Local Natives to new heights in their hometown

SHOW REVIEW: Sometimes three amazing vocalists singing in harmony is all that you need to pack a 5,000-person venue as the LA indie band exhibited after Middle Kids’ opening set.

Smokin Grooves Fest 2019 - Usher

From T-Pain to Usher, Smokin Grooves Fest turns up the heat in 2019 with a slew of top-notch talent

FESTIVAL REVIEW: With R&B’s new crop of talent continuing to innovate and inspire, here’s hoping that the festival will keep coming back year after year.

The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers give fans at Shrine Expo Hall the electronic show they desperately need in 2019

SHOW REVIEW: The legendary UK electronic duo created a scintillating audio-visual experience to remember and one of the best we’ve witnessed in a while.

Modeselektor

Modeselektor return to U.S. soil & pound our ears with their new material at a sold-out Echoplex

SHOW REVIEW: After a nearly eight-year break between albums, the German IDM duo is still selling out clubs with its dark, pulsating beats and brash, in-your-face sounds.

Noise Pop 2019 - Caroline Rose

Noise Pop 2019: Celebrating Bay Area indie culture with great music & a whole lot more

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Another epic edition of Noise Pop is now in the history books, and here are a few of our favorite moments from 2019.

BLOXX, Eighty-Ninety, IDER, Simple Creatures & vverevvolf

These acts are ready to make a big splash in 2019

NEW MUSIC: Here are five that might have flown under the radar but are about to do some big things and can breathe new life into your outdated playlists.

Top songs - Weezer, Hozier, Foals & Bad Suns

10 new songs that you should know about & hear

NEW MUSIC: Don’t have time to dig into all of the new releases? That’s why we created this cheat sheet of the latest earworms.

MØ

MØ gets colorful & a bit personal at the Fox Theater Oakland after LPX’s energetic opening set

PHOTOS: Whenever the Danish singer-songwriter takes the stage in your town, be prepared for a wild ride.

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