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Showbams Photography 2013: A year in review

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BEST OF 2013: Take a look at some of the best live music photography snapped by Showbams photographers this year.

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Showbams’ top shows of 2013

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BEST OF 2013: The Bam Team looks back at our favorite shows that took place in the Bay Area music scene and beyond this year.

Showbams’ top tracks of 2013

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BEST OF 2013: Showbams contributors name their top 20 songs of the past year.

Showbams’ 40 best albums of 2013

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BEST OF 2013: Showbams presents our favorite 40 records of 2013, along with individual columnist top picks.

Live music artists ignite the dawn of a smartphone backlash

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TRENDS 2013: Our collective screen addiction & social media mentality are starting to suck the life out of the live music experience for fans and artists alike, but 2013 will be remembered as the year musicians fought back, establishing the battle of Instagram & iPhones vs. audience immersion.

Best live music venues in San Francisco // Bay Area

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BEST OF SAN FRANCISCO: SF is one of the best cities in the world for shows and concerts — here are the essential venues to witness live music in and near the City by the Bay.

MIDTERM REPORT: Best Albums of 2013

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BEST OF 2013: Is 2013 the year digital dance music makes the big leap, fully taking over the Top 40 but also ingraining itself into the hearts of critics?