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You Me at Six

You Me at Six know how to make their fans go wild as they exhibited at Great American Music Hall

By Karina Kristensen // You Me at Six with DREAMERS, machineheart // Great American Music Hall – San Francisco March 7th, 2019 // English rockers You Me … BAM ON

Max Frost

Max Frost brings ‘The Gold Rush Tour’ to Slim’s for a fun-filled night with Mikey Mike

By Karina Kristensen // Max Frost with Mikey Mike // Slim's – San Francisco March 2nd, 2019 // After turning heads with such hits as "White Lies" and … BAM ON

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

These acts are ready to make a big splash in 2019

Written by Wes Severson // They've got talent, great songs and are just now starting to be heard. These five acts seem to be flying under the radar, and they … BAM ON

BAMS HIGHLIGHTS

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are five that might have flown under the radar but are about to do some big things and can breathe new life into your outdated playlists.

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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.

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear & TV on the Radio unite for one night in their new hometown to play the Hollywood Bowl

SHOW REVIEW: Now both based in LA, the two Brooklyn-bred bands gave us one last taste of summer on the season’s final day.

The National

After winning their first Grammy, The National don’t hold back at the Hollywood Palladium

SHOW REVIEW: Like any good band these days, Matt Berninger and company have been expanding their fan base with each and every album they release.

David Byrne

At the age of 66, David Byrne is completely nailing one of the year’s most ambitious tours

SHOW REVIEW: The former Talking Heads leader knows how to mix his mediums to absolute perfection in a way that’s not only relevant, but also completely engrossing.

Jack White

Jack White proves at the Santa Barbara Bowl that a phone-free show is a better experience for us all

SHOW REVIEW: One of rock’s last remaining guitar heroes hasn’t lost his unique ability to surprise an audience at any moment, especially when we all aren’t staring at our phones.

Outside Lands 2018

Outside Lands 2018: A return to form in Year 11

FESTIVAL REVIEW: While this year’s lineup might not have appealed to the core demographic from its incarnation, the event still offers something for everyone.

Weezer

Weezer show a sold-out crowd in their hometown that they can still be wildly entertaining

SHOW REVIEW: From costume changes to a surprise “Weird Al” cameo, Weezer made it clear why they’ve been performing second on their summer co-headlining tour with the Pixies.

Melvins

Thirty-five years later, the Melvins are still rockin’ as hard & loud as they ever have

SHOW REVIEW: With a sold-out crowd on hand at SF’s Great American Music Hall, Buzz Osborne and company performed as if everything depended on it.

Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018

Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018: Ringing in summer at Goldenvoice’s chilled-out Coachella for grown-ups

FESTIVAL REVIEW: With a clear identity, Arroyo Seco Weekend stands more than a fighting chance at a time when music festivals are sadly a dime a dozen.

Smokin Grooves Fest 2018 - NxWorries

After 16 years, Smokin Grooves Fest makes its long-awaited return & blazes a new trail in Long Beach

FESTIVAL REVIEW: For one day only, a sold-out crowd descended upon The Queen Mary to enjoy the sounds of The Roots, Miguel, Erykah Badu and many more.

Soulwax

Soulwax make up for lost time with a wild LA show

SHOW REVIEW: After a hypnotic set at Coachella, the group’s performance at The Fonda Theatre only further cemented its live legacy in Southern California.

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