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Neko Case brings some stomp-foot vigor & sway-sweet happy to the Fox Theater Oakland

Neko Case

PHOTOS: The New Pornographer member’s distinguishing voice and guitar playing intertwined beautifully with her backing band during a fun and lively performance.

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Deap Vally unleash a full-on assault at The Chapel

Deap Vally

PHOTOS: The LA indie-rock duo showcased their grungy riffs and garage-heavy sound in SF with Shana Falana serving as support.

10,000 Maniacs evoke 90’s nostalgia at The Indy

10,000 Maniacs

PHOTOS: The six-piece band with more than three decades worth of experience brought its folk-rock vibes to SF and revealed some new creations, too.

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

David Byrne

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.

SF Show of the Week: GO4FREE to Goldroom’s High Seas Boat Tour feat. GIGAMESH & more 7/14 (SAT)

High Seas Boat Tour 2018

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF on July 14th.

Rivers Cuomo delights Weezer fans with a rare acoustic performance at Bottom of the Hill

Rivers Cuomo

PHOTOS: The Weezer frontman played a 27-song set that lasted more than two hours and featured special guest Jason Cropper, his former bandmate.

Show of the Week: GO4FREE to Protomartyr at Starline Social Club 3/11 (SUN)

Protomartyr

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in Oakland at the Starline Social Club on March 11th.

Going below the surface with Will Varley in SF

Will Varley

SHOW REVIEW: The British folk singer-songwriter has a way about him that engages his listeners, as though they are not just listening to him but listening with him.

Joywave make fans at Swedish American Hall feel ‘Content’ with their latest studio material

Joywave

SHOW REVIEW: The crowd was clearly connected to the New York-based outfit’s genre-jumping and experimental music months after the release of its 2017 LP.

Noise Pop 2018: A Bay Area indie culture celebration

Noise Pop 2018

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: The 26th edition of Noise Pop invades SF, Oakland and beyond this month to honor everything we love about the Bay Area.

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Paul Oakenfold at 1015 Folsom 1/27 (SAT)

Paul Oakenfold

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at 1015 Folsom on January 27th.

Our favorite performances from 2017

Best live shows of 2017 - The xx, Miguel, Moderat & Coldplay - featured

The 2017 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2017 — the following are our favorite performances of the year.

The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2017

Coldplay at Levi's Stadium

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2017.

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Hot Chip (DJ set) at Mezzanine 11/22 (WED)

Hot Chip

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at Mezzanine on November 22nd.

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to The Stone Foxes at The Independent 11/17 (FRI)

The Stone Foxes

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at The Independent on November 17th.

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to HUMANS at Café du Nord 11/10 (FRI)

Humans

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at Café du Nord on November 10th.

The Accidentals take their Bay Area fans on a musical odyssey in support of their latest LP

The Accidentals

SHOW REVIEW: At Café du Nord, the band made the basement of the Swedish American Hall feel like the basement of its own house.

Peaches leaves her fans at The Chapel dripping wet

Peaches

SHOW REVIEW: A Peaches gig is 50 percent rock show, 50 percent genitalia-forward performance art and 100 percent awesome.

The eclectic sounds of Bonobo sweep through the Bay Area at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Bonobo

PHOTOS: The magic behind Bonobo’s live performances produces something that feels whole and cohesive for his audience.

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Andrew W.K. at The Independent 9/28 (THUR)

Andrew WK

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at The Independent on September 28th.