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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.

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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.

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.

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.