From T-Pain to Usher, Smokin Grooves Fest turns up the heat in 2019 with a slew of top-notch talent

Smokin Grooves Fest 2019 - Usher

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.

Premiere: Foxx Bodies – ‘The Walk’ music video

Foxx Bodies

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.

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

Courtney Barnett

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.

Phoebe Bridgers inspires a sold-out crowd in her hometown at LA’s Lodge Room

Phoebe Bridgers

PHOTOS: The singer-songwriter’s album release show will likely be one of the last times we’ll be able to catch her in such an intimate setting.

After a long wait between albums, Mister Heavenly resurface at Resident DTLA

Mister Heavenly

PHOTOS: It took the indie-rock supergroup six years to tour again, but they’re finally back on the road in support of their new album.

Get ready for the world to fall in love with 23-year-old rising star Amber Mark

Amber Mark

PHOTOS: She manned the stage with grace and gratitude, if not a shred of shyness that will surely disappear in the near future.

Miguel’s silky-smooth voice captivates at this year’s Sound in Focus series opener

Sound in Focus 2017 - Miguel

PHOTOS: Once the sun set and the singer-songwriter stepped onstage, the audience was transported somewhere else entirely.

Conor Oberst’s sad songs make us feel happy at LA’s Greek Theatre

Conor Oberst

PHOTOS: For anyone who has been comforted by Conor Oberst at some point during his career, this was the truth that will keep us listening.

Cursive’s Tim Kasher breathes an orchestral breath into his solo music at The Echo

Tim Kasher

PHOTOS: Touring behind his latest LP, the singer-songwriter performed some older songs that don’t normally get the spotlight.

Pond invigorate a sold-out crowd at The Echo

Pond

PHOTOS: The Aussie outfit’s punchy sound and attitude is exactly what rock ‘n’ roll needs right now.