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Our favorite performances from 2017

Best live shows of 2017 - The xx, Miguel, Moderat & Coldplay - featured

The 2017 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2017 — the following are our favorite performances of the year.

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ID10T Fest takes over the Silicon Valley tech bubble

ID10T Music Festival + Comic Conival 2017 - Girl Talk

FESTIVAL REVIEW: For one weekend, the inaugural ID10T turned Silicon Valley into Music and Comic Conival Valley with music, comics, comedy, cosplay and more.

Noise Pop 2017: Celebrating 25 years of Bay Area indie culture

Noise Pop 2017

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: We have locked in our top picks for the Bay Area festival’s happy hours, art shows, films and concerts.

The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2016

Danny Brown at The Regency Ballroom

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2016.

Albums you’ll want to hear in 2016

2016 albums

NEW MUSIC: There’s plenty of ear candy that’s already set to be released this year.

Treasure Island Music Festival 2013: Top sets

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Treasure Island Music Festival 2013 in review — 20 set recaps, seven shows named “Top Set” and 120-plus artist and scene photos.

Treasure Island Music Festival: Seven reasons to go big

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: From the top-notch lineup to the epic venue, here are seven reasons to “Go Big” for the 7th annual Treasure Island Music Festival.

Treasure Island Music Festival 2013 predictions

FESTIVAL SPECULATION: The 2013 Treasure Island Music Festival lineup drops May 28th, so who will perform? Take a look at our artist predictions for the Festival in the Bay.

Coachella 2013: Predictions, wishes & rumors vs. reality

Showbams examines headliner reality & rumors, artists to see before they get big, possible EDM acts that won’t be in the Sahara Tent, and artists we hope to see at Coachella 2013.

Showbams’ best shows of 2012

BEST SHOWS of 2012: Our contributors reflect on the best live music they witnessed in 2012 and list their favorite shows. What was your favorite show of 2012?

Animal Collective consumes the Fox Theater for their “Centipede Hz” tour 2012

Enraptured by ‘a set design derived from beautiful nightmares,’ Animal Collective’s performance still resonates one week later. View full review by Molly Kish.

New Music Tuesday: Animal Collective • Cat Power • Stars • Jens Lekman • Bob Mould • The Fresh & Onlys

Animal Collective - Centipede Hz

Every Tuesday, we focus on new music releases by naming our top tracks and supplying the latest videos for select albums.

Best tracks of 2012: August

Subscribe to Showbams’ curated Spotify playlist “Best tracks of 2012 ➜ Updated Daily.”