Banks & Steelz

Banks & Steelz played their first-ever show last night and we were there to see the duo in action

By Josh Herwitt // Banks & Steelz with T.O.L.D. // The Roxy Theatre - West Hollywood, CA July 21st, 2016 // For the last three years, Interpol … BAM ON

Taste of Chaos 2016 - Saosin

Taste of Chaos closes out its 2016 tour in SoCal offering a sweaty, giddy blast through the past

By Zach Bourque // Taste of Chaos // San Manuel Amphitheater - San Bernardino, CA July 16th, 2016 // Fans of all walks of life packed into San … BAM ON

Tacocat - featured

Tacocat, The Regrettes let it all hang out in SF

By Norm de Veyra // Tacocat with The Regrettes, Burnt Palms Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco July 15th, 2016 // Seattle female quartet Tacocat were … BAM ON


Taste of Chaos 2016 - Saosin

Taste of Chaos closes out its 2016 tour in SoCal offering a sweaty, giddy blast through the past

FESTIVAL REVIEW: For fans of emo, hardcore and punk, it’s tough to beat the total package that Taste of Chaos puts together.


BØRNS doesn’t need Taylor Swift’s help to prove he’s one of music’s fastest-rising stars

SHOW REVIEW: The Michigan native has gone from supporting modest indie bands to selling out shows as a headliner one year later.

2016 Phono del Sol Music Festival - Born Ruffians

Bay Area talent shines at Phono del Sol in 2016

PHOTOS: The music festival proved yet again you don’t have to venture far to find great music in the Bay Area.

Waterfront Blues Festival 2016

Waterfront Blues Festival 2016: A colorful palette to feed the soul

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Now in its 29th year running, Portland’s Waterfront Blues Festival remains an anomaly in the world of modern music festivals.

Best Shows of 2016 - Ty Segall, Young Thug, Mac DeMarco & Sia

Our 10 favorite shows from the first half of 2016

The 2016 BAMS List: Showbams revisits the best performances we’ve witnessed over the past six months.

Sophia Somajo, Maggie Rogers, Terror Jr, Jorja Smith, Era Istrefi

Five emerging artists you need to hear

Get familiar with these five emerging artists.

Wild Kingdom 2016

Wild Kingdom offers a slice of Burning Man in SF

PHOTOS: The 14-hour party featured five stages of nonstop beats with headliners such as DJ Dan, The Scumfrog, Worthy and Tara Brooks.

Lightning in a Bottle 2016

The best and worst of Lightning in a Bottle 2016

FESTIVAL REVIEW: With another edition of LIB in the books, here are our best and worst moments from 2016.

BottleRock Napa Valley 2016

BottleRock Napa Valley makes more strides in 2016

PHOTOS: The three-day festival once again returned to Napa over Memorial Day weekend, boasting an improved fan experience and an eclectic bill of music.


Moderat are the cure for the common DJ

SHOW REVIEW: The innovative, groundbreaking Berlin-based supergroup has proven to be a modern antidote to EDM like it showed at The Fonda Theatre.

Young Thug

Young Thug isn’t afraid to do things his own way

SHOW REVIEW: Managing to toe a stylistic line of convoluted brilliance, Atlanta’s 23-year-old cult hero remains an enigma with lofty pop-star expectations to meet.


Tortoise make their triumphant return to the stage after more than six years between albums

SHOW REVIEW: By the time the Chicago post-rock outfit was in the midst of its headlining set, the room was completely packed from the front to the back.

M83 at Fox Theater Oakland

Fauxchella 2016: Coachella FOMO no mo’ in the Bay

PHOTOS: For many music fans, Fauxchella remains the most optimal time to catch high-profile artists performing at their best.

Coachella 2016

Our 10 favorite moments from Coachella 2016

FESTIVAL REVIEW: We present our 10 highlights from Coachella after surviving three days in the desert.


RJD2 embodies the spirit of Philadelphia on his new album ‘Dame Fortune’

INTERVIEW: It wasn’t until after the eclectic producer moved to the City of Brotherly Love that he realized what a perfect fit it was for him.

The Naked and Famous

Back on the road, The Naked and Famous debut new songs at the Troubadour

SHOW REVIEW: Playing the second of two sold-out nights in LA, the indie-electronic band gave fans a sense of what’s to come on its forthcoming third LP.

Noise Pop 2016 - Heartwatch

Noise Pop 2016: Relive the festival frame by frame

PHOTOS: Navigating through more than 100 acts across the Bay Area, we take a look back at this year’s best highlights.

CRSSD Festival 2016 - ODESZA

CRSSD kicks off festival season on the West Coast

PHOTOS: The indie-electronic festival made its return to San Diego’s picturesque Waterfront Park, serving as the perfect warm-up for Coachella.