CRSSD Festival - Fall 2022 lineup

CRSSD Festival turns to Duck Sauce, Jamie xx, ARTBAT, Dom Dolla & more to carry Fall 2022 lineup

CRSSD Festival // Waterfront Park - San Diego September 24th-25th, 2022 // Who's ready for another round of CRSSD? After unleashing its Spring 2022 … BAM ON


I celebrated my birthday at LA’s Greek Theatre with a proper probing by Puscifer as ‘The Existential Reckoning Tour’ rolls on this summer

By Josh Herwitt // Puscifer with Billy Howerdel, Moodie Black // Greek Theatre - Los Angeles June 12th, 2022 // California has already felt its first … BAM ON

Desert Daze 2022

Desert Daze enlists Tame Impala, Iggy Pop and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard as 2022 headliners to celebrate 10th anniversary

Desert Daze // Moreno Beach - Lake Perris, CA‎ September 30th-October 2nd, 2022 // Itching to hit up a music festival this year? Now that the live music … BAM ON



I celebrated my birthday at LA’s Greek Theatre with a proper probing by Puscifer as ‘The Existential Reckoning Tour’ rolls on this summer

PHOTOS: What could be better than watching your favorite vocalist perform on your special day at one of LA’s most historic music venues?

Jack White

Jack White makes the case with two career-spanning shows at LA’s YouTube Theater why he’s more than rock ‘n’ roll’s last great savior

SHOW REVIEW: What makes the 12-time Grammy winner so special is that he represents what it means to be an artist in every sense of the word no matter what he’s doing.

Just Like Heaven 2022 - Interpol, Santigold & The Shins

Just Like Heaven 2022: Pasadena’s own slice of indie-music bliss

FESTIVAL REVIEW: The Goldenvoice event felt like quite a success given everything we have endured for more than two years, offering a brief reminder of what life felt like before the pandemic.

Animal Collective

Animal Collective haven’t forgotten how to be delightfully weird, delivering a manic mind melt at LA’s Greek Theatre

SHOW REVIEW: The band’s triumphant display felt like a long-awaited psychedelic hug, hitting all the sweet spots for us.

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.


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 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 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 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.