The 25 best live music acts of 2015

Best Live Acts of 2015

The 2015 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2015 — the following 25 acts are our favorite live performers of the year.


Allen Stone, Brynn Elliott preach tech-free positivity at The Chapel

Allen Stone

SHOW REVIEW: Outwardly spoken about his disdain for modern culture and social media, Allen Stone came through SF aiming to make a positive impact on an innately tech-driven audience.

Allen Stone’s generous soul marks a decade of music at The Independent

SHOW REVIEW: Allen Stone’s got soul. Loads of it. The self-professed “hippie with soul” headlined the first of a week long string of sold out shows at the Independent in San Francisco to celebrate the quintessential venue’s 10th anniversary.

High Sierra Music Festival 2013: Top Sets

FESTIVAL REVIEW: High Sierra Music Festival keeps getting better every year with an incredible sense of community and diverse musical talents.

BottleRock Napa Valley: 5 reasons to get there early

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: While there are plenty of well-known, top-notch rock groups playing at BottleRock, we present five excellent early performers.

High Sierra Music Festival’s fresh, new acts

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Here’s a look at 8 of the newcomers to High Sierra’s 23rd incarnation, set to take place at the Plumas County Fairgrounds in Quincy, CA between July 4th and 7th.