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I heard the new My Morning Jacket album and it’s amazing

I went to a listening party in LA for the new MMJ album, with Jim James commenting after each song. Here’s what you can expect from the new album.

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Festival fiasco at Forever Never Land

Do you think putting on a music festival is a dream job? You’ll think twice after reading this cautionary tale and nightmare situation in Central California.

9 Sports Anthems for the 21st Century

BAM OF THE WEEK: With Super Bowl XLVIII upon us, we hunted nine contemporary and would-be sports Anthems from and for the 21st Century.

Karl Denson’s boogaloo dance party at the El Rey with Anders Osborne

SHOW REVIEW: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Anders Osborne and Zach Deputy kept feet moving at the El Rey Theatre in LA as part of the “Soul Spectacular” tour.

Festival Review: Showbam-A-Rama at The Airliner in Los Angeles

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Showbams presented the first annual Showbam-A-Rama June 2, featurng nine various up and coming bands in the Southern California area at The Airliner.

Jim James ignites The Fonda Theatre with ‘Monster’ mate Conor Oberst

SHOW REVIEW: The My Morning Jacket frontman was his normal weird self in LA, pulling songs from MMJ, Monsters of Folk and his solo LP.

Showbam-A-Rama Music Festival: June 2nd in Los Angeles

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Showbams is proud to announce our very own mini festival, featuring nine bands over two stages in the heart of downtown LA at The Airliner June 2nd.

Leftover Salmon JamGrass & FootStomp their way through Hollywood

Live Music Review: Colorado jamgrass rockers Leftover Samon played an energetic set at The House of Blues, Los Angeles February 21 with special guests.

Femi Kuti and The Positive Force bring their Booty-Shaking Grooves to LA

LIVE REVIEW: Afrobeat legend Femi Kuti graced LA January 18th with his Positive Force, unleashing waves of good vibes upon the El Rey Theater January 18th.

Eric McFadden and his star-studded cast shred The Mint in LA

SHOW REVIEW: Eric McFadden performed with Nels Cline from Wilco and Mike Watt from The Minutemen during his January residency at The Mint.

STS9 evolve time at The Fillmore Auditorium

SHOW REVIEW: STS9 played two sets of mind-melting material that pleased old and new fans alike in Denver.

Dragon Smoke unleash their fury at The Mint

SHOW REVIEW: New Orleans supergroup Dragon Smoke made their annual winter trip west, and they once again brought the heat to The Mint in LA.

A Soulful Good Time with Charles Bradley

LIVE REVIEW: “The Screaming Eagle of Soul” and the Menahan Street Band evangelized heartache, soul & lively funk to a diverse LA crowd last week at Royce Hall.

Fortunate Youth bring their reggae stylings to Saint Rocke

INTERVIEW & SHOW REVIEW: Showbams spoke with South Bay Reggae band Fortunate Youth before heading to Saint Rocke for their annual Thanksgiving show.

Help fund a new Jerry Garcia documentary

Jerry Garcia

Watch a preview and help fund the making of a new Jerry Garcia feature-length documentary.

Greensky Bluegrass throw down at The Mint

LIVE REVIEW: Greensky Bluegrass stormed into The Mint in Los Angeles on Friday Night and delivered a tasty set of foot-stompin’ originals and clever cover songs that you wouldn’t normally expect at a bluegrass show.

Movember: Top 5 Musician Mustaches

In honer of Movember, who are the best mustachioed musicians in music history? We posed the question, and here are results. Which ones did we miss?

Bob Dylan at the Hollywood Bowl … warts and all

SHOW REVIEW: The 71-year-old living legend played a greatest hits setlist at the iconic LA venue and kept things simple.

Robby Krieger’s Jazz Kitchen serves up a hot dish at Saint Rocke

SHOW REVIEW: Robby Krieger, lead guitarist from The Doors, and his Jazz Kitchen performed at Saint Rocke, playing a refreshing set of jazz fusion.

Steve Kimock Band at The Mint LA

REVIEW & PHOTOS: Steve Kimock Band came to LA friday night & played to a packed house at The Mint.