Five highlights from Shaun White’s Air + Style 2018

Air + Style 2018

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Air + Style’s fourth installment in Los Angeles boasted several excellent performances over two action-packed days at Exposition Park.


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.


Neil Young, Jack White, Kings of Leon, Robert Plant to headline Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018

Arroyo Seco Weekend - 2018 lineup

After a successful, sold-out debut last summer, the two-day festival is back this year with another strong roster for its second edition.


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


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.


Diet Cig don’t let a fever get the best of them in SF

Diet Cig

PHOTOS: Despite lead singer/guitarist Alex Luciano’s illness, the New York pop-punk duo delivered one of its trademark, high-energy (and high-kicking) performances.


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.


Goldenvoice announces 2018 Coachella sideshows

Goldenvoice Presents: April 2018

The Southern California concert calendar looks stacked again this April thanks to Goldenvoice’s latest list of sideshows in support of Coachella.


John Maus’ synth work captivates a sold-out Slim’s

John Maus

PHOTOS: The Minnesota native enthralled a capacity crowd in SF, blazing through songs from his expanding discography.


Wafia makes her Bay Area debut at Rickshaw Stop


PHOTOS: The 24-year-old Australian singer-songwriter signed to Future Classic performed standouts tracks from her recently released EP.


Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band emanate plenty of positivity during their two-night run at The Fillmore

Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band

PHOTOS: With the singer-songwriter and his cohorts flashing numerous smiles for their Bay Area fans, it proved to be a fun-filled time.


Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Zhu, Griz & Fever Ray lead Lightning in a Bottle’s 2018 lineup

Lightning in a Bottle - 2018 lineup

The Do LaB’s signature event will also welcome The Glitch Mob, SOFI TUKKER, tUnE-yArDs, NAO, Beats Antique and more this Memorial Day weekend.


BottleRock announces 2018 roster with Bruno Mars, The Killers & Muse booked as headliners

BottleRock - 2018 lineup

If Coachella’s lineup announcement last week didn’t do much for you, BottleRock Napa Valley has made its case this Memorial Day weekend.


Coachella wastes no time, revealing 2018 lineup headlined by The Weeknd, Beyoncé & Eminem

Coachella - 2018 lineup

Just one day into the New Year, and Coachella has already announced its 2018 lineup.


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.


CRSSD returns with Empire of the Sun, Gorgon City, Bonobo, Little Dragon & more in Spring 2018

CRSSD Festival - Spring 2018 lineup

The two-day music festival has assembled another electronic-focused roster that includes Gryffin, The Presets, Lemaitre and special guest Tchami.


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.


Lo Moon are officially LA’s newest buzz band after their sold-out show at the Troubadour

Lo Moon

SHOW REVIEW: This may only be the beginning for the indie-electronic trio, but these guys sure know how to shoot for the moon.


Beach Slang make good on their promise in LA, punching us in our ‘big, dumb heart’ at Echoplex

Beach Slang

SHOW REVIEW: With their unmatched energy and peerless sound, these Philly punks will undoubtedly be a favorite of many for some time to come.


Jessie Ware charms SF with an intimate show

Jessie Ware

PHOTOS: The gig marked only the second of three stops on the UK pop-soul crooner’s current U.S. tour, but she made the most of it.