Same Same But Different Festival 2022

Chromeo, Tipper, Vulfpeck, The Glitch Mob & more hit the beach at Lake Perris for 2022 edition of Same Same But Different

Same Same But Different // Moreno Beach - Lake Perris, CA‎ September 9th-11th, 2022 // Does it feel like festival season in the Golden State or what? On … BAM ON

Portola Music Festival 2022

Portola Music Festival makes debut at SF’s Pier 80 this September with Flume & The Chemical Brothers headlining inaugural edition

Portola Music Festival // Pier 80 - San Francisco September 24th-25th, 2022 // Holy Portola! If you thought we were done announcing festival lineups in … BAM ON

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

By Josh Herwitt // Royal Blood with cleopatrick // Ventura Music Hall - Ventura, CA May 4th, 2022 // If you're one of those people who thinks rock 'n' … BAM ON

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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.

Juanita MORE!

Doors Open: A Bay Area Reopening Series – Juanita MORE!

The activist, philanthropist, entrepreneur and Bay Area icon discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the LGBTQ+ nightlife scene and her fundraising efforts before this year’s Pride celebrations.

Public Works

Doors Open: A Bay Area Reopening Series – Public Works

The SF venue was forced to get creative with its event space and programming in order to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

Matt Haney

Doors Open: A Bay Area Reopening Series – Matt Haney

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors member sits down to discuss what he’s doing in District 6 to help keep local, independent music venues alive amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doors Open: A Bay Area Reopening Series – The Midway

The SF venue has progressively and successfully transformed over the last year in order to keep its doors open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Best of 2020 - featured

The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Albums & Songs of 2020

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite albums and songs from 2020.

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.

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