Fruit Bats are back together and hitting the road this fall on My Morning Jacket’s latest U.S. tour

Fruit Bats

INTERVIEW: Opening for My Morning Jacket was an opportunity that Fruit Bats leader Eric Johnson couldn’t pass up when the offer was presented to him.

We don’t burn … we swym! Symbiosis is not another Burning Man pretending to be a music festival

Symbiosis Gathering 2015

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: 2015 marks the 10-year Re:Union of The Gathering, which aims to educate just as much as entertain.

Beat Connection are embracing their next challenge

Beat Connection

INTERVIEW: Ever since Reed Juenger started Beat Connection with his fellow dormmate Jordan Koplowitz, it has been one challenge after another to keep the musical project alive.

20 predictions for Grateful Dead’s ‘Fare Thee Well’

Grateful Dead 50 - "Fare Thee Well"

With “Fare Thee Well” upon us and everyone dancin’ in the streets, it’s time to make some predictions for this one final run to be grateful for.

SF honors its musical history at City Hall’s Centennial Celebration with Sun Kil Moon, Vetiver & more (6/19)

San Francisco City Hall

SHOW PREVIEW: SF City Hall celebrates its 100th anniversary in euphonious fashion this Friday, June 19th with live music and a host of other entertainment options.

Miami Horror cover all bases on ‘All Possible Futures’ before a sold-out show in their new hometown

Miami Horror

INTERVIEW: A lot changed for Miami Horror founder and bandleader Benjamin Plant when he moved to Los Angeles nearly three years ago — and for the better.

Howl at the moon at The Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans for the 2015 Bayou Rendezvous

2015 Bayou Rendezvous

Many of the nation’s finest musicians will come together during Jazz Fest to bring you an all-night live music event at the Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans.

Showbams Exclusive: Tuesday’s Spirits May schedule

Tuesday’s Spirits, a free, weekly showcase of some of the Bay Area’s rising musicians held at Doc’s Lab in North Beach, returns in May with another compelling lineup of local talent.

Tuesday’s Spirits announce a stellar March schedule at Doc’s Lab

Showbams is proud to announce the exclusive roll-out of the March schedule for the Tuesday’s Spirits residency at Doc’s Lab’s, featuring members of Tea Leaf Green, Low and many more.

Peter Matthew Bauer breaks out at Bottom of the Hill

Peter Matthew Bauer

SHOW REVIEW: As the seven-piece band strutted on stage dressed to the nines, it was evident that even with the light turnout, this burgeoning project was here to play its heart out to its early supporters.

Ronin: The Warrior Princess Benefit Show at Make-Out Room in SF 4/13

BENEFIT SHOW PREVIEW: Party with a purpose and help support the toughest little lady in the land, Ronan Bigart, as she continues her combat with leukemia as only a warrior princess can this Sunday in SF.

Arts in Conversation: Son Lux (Ryan Lott) & Magik*Magik Orchestra Performance, Q&A Monday in SF

SHOW PREVIEW: Ryan Lott, aka Son Lux, is joining forces with Minna Choi and the Magik*Magik Orchestra Quartet Monday for a super-intimate performances and in-depth Q&A for this “Arts In Conversation” event.

Why I will still go and see Morrissey in San Jose (Or at least buy tickets and see if he shows up)

The Festival Lawyer makes a strong case to spring for Morrissey tickets in San Jose, even though Moz has cancelled six consecutive shows in the Bay Area.

Kick off your weekend early with the House of Mezzanine launch party!

WIN TICKETS to the HOUSE OF MEZZANINE launch party Thursday in SF, featuring Museum of Love (Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem & Dennis McNany of The Juan Maclean), Curses + more.

SF Beer Week Events + Close Shows = Best Week of the Year!

With SF Beer Week 2014 set to hit SF, here are our picks for perfect beer and live music matches within walking distance of each other.

11 reasons to celebrate five years of Magik*Magik Orchestra at Fox Theater Oakland

SHOW PREVIEW: Fox Theater Oakland is hosting a gala concert January 31st celebrating 5 years of Magik*Magik Orchestra with help from a diverse group of collaborators. Expect goosebumps.

Sam Bush to join Greensky Bluegrass at The Fillmore

Blistering renegade string band Greensky Bluegrass will be performing at The Fillmore in SF this weekend, with folk-funk group Ryan Montbleau Band opening.