Tool show us at SAP Center that they’ve only gotten bigger & better with more time

Tool

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.

Lightning in a Bottle’s 2020 roster has Kaytranada, Sylvan Esso, GRiZ & Purity Ring leading the pack

Lightning in a Bottle - 2020 lineup

The “transformational festival” is back on schedule this May after a longer-than-expected wait last year to release its lineup.

BottleRock goes with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band & Stevie Nicks to lead 2020 lineup

BottleRock - 2020 lineup

Celebrating its eighth year this Memorial Day weekend, the Napa Valley event might be right up your alley if you’re a fan of rock ‘n’ roll.

Coachella locks down Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott & Frank Ocean to headline in 2020

Coachella - 2020 lineup

If your New Year’s resolution was to see Rage Against the Machine perform at Coachella, it’s time to start packing your bags.

Our favorite performances from 2019

Best live shows of 2019 - Usher, Kacey Musgraves, Local Natives & Empire of the Sun

The 2019 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2019 — the following are our favorite performances of the year.

The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2019

Kali Uchis at Smokin Grooves Fest

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2019.

Maribou State feel the love at The Regency Ballroom

Maribou State

PHOTOS: With the duo receiving quite the reception for a mid-week performance, we really couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend a fall night in The City by the Bay.

Desert Daze 2019: Another intriguing lineup loaded with must-see performances takes over Lake Perris

Desert Daze 2019

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: We have broken down the best music, camping and food options ahead of this weekend’s festivities for all you intergalactic space rangers.

The prolific, often unpredictable King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard turn heavy at LA’s Greek Theatre

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

SHOW REVIEW: Since forming almost a decade ago, the Australian septet is certainly making a strong case as rock’s most prolific and unpredictable band right now.

Outside Lands 2019: Our top sets & festival awards

Outside Lands 2019

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Now that the dust has settled in Golden Gate Park, it’s time to look back at what made Outside Lands’ 12th edition such a success.

FKJ is a one-man, groove-making machine who’s full of surprises as he demonstrates at Shrine Expo Hall

FKJ

SHOW REVIEW: After making his debut at Coachella this year, the multi-instrumentalist and singer looks like he’s ready to share his one-of-a-kind live show with the rest of the world.

The Raconteurs show all at the Santa Barbara Bowl why we need them after 11 years between albums

The Raconteurs

SHOW REVIEW: The four-piece consisting of Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler is finally back in the spotlight where it belongs — and for good reason.

Outside Lands 2019: Here’s what to see, eat & drink

Outside Lands

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Let us assist with a few curated choices for this year’s event as you plan out your best layered-jacket look. But seriously, pray for sunshine.

In times when we need it most, COMMON continues to spread worldwide love at Apogee Studio

COMMON

SHOW REVIEW: As he tours in support of his 12th studio album, the Grammy-winning rapper’s overarching message stands clear: let love rule today and every day.

CALICO 2019: The perfect weekend getaway in Point Reyes with Allah-Las & friends

CALICO 2019 - festival lineup

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Highlighted by a banner headlining set from Allah-Las this year, CALICO is one growing event that will turn the heat up on summer.

Outside Lands delivers its 2019 schedule

Outside Lands

Now in its 12th year, the three-day music festival has dropped what many fans often clamor for in late July … that’s right, set times!

Jim James, The Claypool Lennon Delirium take us on a psych-rock roller coaster at The Wiltern

Jim James

SHOW REVIEW: The frontman of My Morning Jacket sent a strong reminder of how powerful music can be as a unifying force while sharing the stage with the Claypool Lennon Delirium.

Empire of the Sun are walking on more than just a dream after selling out three straight shows in SF

Empire of the Sun

PHOTOS: The Australian synthpop outfit hit the West Coast hard to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album with a three-night stand at The Regency Ballroom.

A sold-out crowd at Hollywood Palladium propels Local Natives to new heights in their hometown

Local Natives

SHOW REVIEW: Sometimes three amazing vocalists singing in harmony is all that you need to pack a 5,000-person venue as the LA indie band exhibited after Middle Kids’ opening set.

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.