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FKJ

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

By Josh Herwitt // FKJ with (((O))) // Shrine Expo Hall - Los Angeles August 5th, 2019 // I'll be completely honest: I had no idea who FKJ was before … BAM ON

The Raconteurs

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

Photos courtesy of The Raconteurs via David James Swanson // Written by Josh Herwitt // The Raconteurs with Melvins // Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, … BAM ON

Outside Lands

Outside Lands 2019: Here’s what to see, eat & drink

Photo by Norm de Veyra // Written by Kevin Quandt // Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival // Golden Gate Park - San Francisco August 9th-11th, 2019 … BAM ON

BAMS HIGHLIGHTS

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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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.

Foxx Bodies

Premiere: Foxx Bodies – ‘The Walk’ music video

Watch the LA-based band’s new music video for “The Walk” that we have premiered exclusively at Showbams before copping tickets to one of its upcoming shows.

Best live shows of 2018 - Foo Fighters, NxWorries, Pusha T & Courtney Barnett

Our favorite performances from 2018

The 2018 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2018 — the following are our favorite performances of the year.

David Byrne at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2018

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2018.

Treasure Island Music Festival 2018 - Jungle

Treasure Island Music Festival 2018: A strong return for one of the Bay Area’s best live music events

FESTIVAL REVIEW: With great weather, excellent organization and a near-perfect sequencing of artists, TIMF was back in full form.

Cal Jam 18 - Foo Fighters

Cal Jam 18: The closest we might ever get to seeing Nirvana perform as Foo Fighters take us ‘way back’

FESTIVAL REVIEW: If we learned anything from Cal Jam 18 at Glen Helen Regional Park, it’s that you can never underestimate Dave Grohl or the power of rock ‘n’ roll.

Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett reminds us why she’s simply the coolest at LA’s Greek Theatre

SHOW REVIEW: If you’ve been lucky enough to see her live, you know it and you also know that she, somehow, still doesn’t know it herself.

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