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The Chemical Brothers give fans at Shrine Expo Hall the electronic show they desperately need in 2019

The Chemical Brothers

SHOW REVIEW: The legendary UK electronic duo created a scintillating audio-visual experience to remember and one of the best we’ve witnessed in a while.

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The Lil Smokies take on SF & burn down the house

The Lil Smokies

PHOTOS: The Montana progressive-bluegrass outfit rolled into Slim’s and graced the Bay Area with some of their sweet sounds.

Modeselektor return to U.S. soil & pound our ears with their new material at a sold-out Echoplex

Modeselektor

SHOW REVIEW: After a nearly eight-year break between albums, the German IDM duo is still selling out clubs with its dark, pulsating beats and brash, in-your-face sounds.

Coachella reveals 2019 set times

Coachella 2019

It’s officially Coachella week, and we all know what that means: scheduling conflicts galore.

Paul Simon, Childish Gambino & Twenty One Pilots to headline Outside Lands 2019

Outside Lands 2019

The three-day music festival is back for another go-around in Golden Gate Park this August.

You Me at Six know how to make their fans go wild as they exhibited at Great American Music Hall

You Me at Six

PHOTOS: The UK five-piece left everyone’s ears ringing as we made our way out of the venue — a true sign of a great night for many live music fans.

Noise Pop 2019: Celebrating Bay Area indie culture with great music & a whole lot more

Noise Pop 2019 - Caroline Rose

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Another epic edition of Noise Pop is now in the history books, and here are a few of our favorite moments from 2019.

Max Frost brings ‘The Gold Rush Tour’ to Slim’s for a fun-filled night with Mikey Mike

Max Frost

PHOTOS: The talented singer-songwriter and one-man band stopped through SF to showcase a new bag of songs from his debut album.

These acts are ready to make a big splash in 2019

BLOXX, Eighty-Ninety, IDER, Simple Creatures & vverevvolf

NEW MUSIC: Here are five that might have flown under the radar but are about to do some big things and can breathe new life into your outdated playlists.

10 new songs that you should know about & hear

Top songs - Weezer, Hozier, Foals & Bad Suns

NEW MUSIC: Don’t have time to dig into all of the new releases? That’s why we created this cheat sheet of the latest earworms.

Noise Pop 2019: Here are the shows you can’t miss

Noise Pop 2019

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: We break down the Bay Area festival’s 27th installment and tell you which performances you’ll want to catch.

MØ gets colorful & a bit personal at the Fox Theater Oakland after LPX’s energetic opening set

MØ

PHOTOS: Whenever the Danish singer-songwriter takes the stage in your town, be prepared for a wild ride.

Lightning in a Bottle 2019 boasts Disclosure (DJ set), Big Gigantic, Flying Lotus & more at a new location

Lightning in a Bottle - 2019 lineup

After a longer-than-expected wait, the “transformational festival” has finally given us the goods.

Goldenvoice unveils 2019 Coachella sideshows

Goldenvoice Presents: April 2019

The famed concert promoter is still giving all of us a reason to love live music in 2019 after dropping its latest list of sideshows in support of Coachella’s 20th anniversary.

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.

Mother Mother are watching their dreams come true right in front of their very eyes

Mother Mother

PHOTOS: “Never in a million years did we think we’d be doing this,” lead singer/guitarist Ryan Guldemond told those of us at Great American Music Hall.

KONGOS kick off their ‘1929 Tour’ in SF & show us why they’ve been together for more than a decade

KONGOS

PHOTOS: Now based in Phoenix, the South African alt-rock act comprised of four brothers gave its Bay Area fans an unforgettable performance at Great American Music Hall.

BottleRock taps Imagine Dragons, Neil Young and Mumford & Sons to headline 2019 edition

BottleRock 2019

The three-day music festival returns to downtown Napa this Memorial Day Weekend for its seventh year.

Coachella drops 2019 lineup with Childish Gambino, Tame Impala & Ariana Grande headlining 20th year

Coachella - 2019 lineup

Hours after it was reported that Kanye West would not perform at Coachella in April, the renowned music festival has revealed its 2019 lineup.

Our favorite performances from 2018

Best live shows of 2018 - Foo Fighters, NxWorries, Pusha T & Courtney Barnett

The 2018 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2018 — the following are our favorite performances of the year.