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

KONGOS

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.

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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.

The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2018

David Byrne at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2018.

The Mother Hips celebrate a Merry ‘Hipmas’ with their hometown fans at Great American Music Hall

The Mother Hips

PHOTOS: This performance was specifically dubbed as an “Ultimate Setlist” show where fans could submit their dream setlist and the band would choose one to play.

Neko Case brings some stomp-foot vigor & sway-sweet happy to the Fox Theater Oakland

Neko Case

PHOTOS: The New Pornographer member’s distinguishing voice and guitar playing intertwined beautifully with her backing band during a fun and lively performance.

CRSSD taps ODESZA, Phantogram, Jungle, Petit Biscuit, Whethan & more for Spring 2019 lineup

CRSSD Festival - 2019 lineup

ODESZA will return for the two-day music festival’s ninth installment after headlining in 2016 and Phantogram makes their first-ever appearance at San Diego’s scenic Waterfront Park.

Deap Vally unleash a full-on assault at The Chapel

Deap Vally

PHOTOS: The LA indie-rock duo showcased their grungy riffs and garage-heavy sound in SF with Shana Falana serving as support.

RÜFÜS DU SOL are on top of the music world after selling out three straight shows at Shrine Expo Hall

RÜFÜS DU SOL

PHOTOS: Touring in support of their third studio album, the Australian alt-dance trio made a powerful entrance and even showcased a Portishead cover.

Treasure Island Music Festival 2018: A strong return for one of the Bay Area’s best live music events

Treasure Island Music Festival 2018 - Jungle

FESTIVAL REVIEW: With great weather, excellent organization and a near-perfect sequencing of artists, TIMF was back in full form.

Cal Jam 18: The closest we might ever get to seeing Nirvana perform as Foo Fighters take us ‘way back’

Cal Jam 18 - Foo Fighters

FESTIVAL REVIEW: If we learned anything from Cal Jam 18 at Glen Helen Regional Park, it’s that you can never underestimate Dave Grohl or the power of rock ‘n’ roll.

Can Treasure Island Music Festival regain its footing after a year off & a new location?

Treasure Island Music Festival - 2018 lineup

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: TIMF’s 2018 lineup features some of the most interesting artists in pop, rock, hip-hop, electronic and all the experimental forms that cross them.

Courtney Barnett reminds us why she’s simply the coolest at LA’s Greek Theatre

Courtney Barnett

SHOW REVIEW: If you’ve been lucky enough to see her live, you know it and you also know that she, somehow, still doesn’t know it herself.

Desert Daze 2018: A stacked lineup & new location for one of California’s premier boutique festivals

Desert Daze 2018

Win a pair of free tickets to the three-day music festival at Moreno Beach on October 12th-14th.

Grizzly Bear & TV on the Radio unite for one night in their new hometown to play the Hollywood Bowl

Grizzly Bear

SHOW REVIEW: Now both based in LA, the two Brooklyn-bred bands gave us one last taste of summer on the season’s final day.

After winning their first Grammy, The National don’t hold back at the Hollywood Palladium

The National

SHOW REVIEW: Like any good band these days, Matt Berninger and company have been expanding their fan base with each and every album they release.

Gov’t Mule honor Tom Petty & more at The Wiltern

Gov't Mule

PHOTOS: Every show the Southern rock act plays these days feels like a special one with Warren Haynes at the helm.

Dancing the night away with Cut Copy in LA

Cut Copy

PHOTOS: No strangers to the City of Angels, the Australian four-piece undoubtedly enjoys coming to California every time it drops a new album.

10,000 Maniacs evoke 90’s nostalgia at The Indy

10,000 Maniacs

PHOTOS: The six-piece band with more than three decades worth of experience brought its folk-rock vibes to SF and revealed some new creations, too.