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Outside Lands 2017: Lineup locks, likely acts & long shots

Outside Lands

Now that Ranger Dave has dusted off his uniform and is prepping for duty, we can speculate who will be performing for Outside Lands’ 10th anniversary.

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Albums you’ll want to hear in 2017

2017 albums

NEW MUSIC: The year starts off with a bang thanks to these forthcoming releases.

BØRNS doesn’t need Taylor Swift’s help to prove he’s one of music’s fastest-rising stars

BØRNS

SHOW REVIEW: The Michigan native has gone from supporting modest indie bands to selling out shows as a headliner one year later.

Sarah Neufeld delivers a haunting, dramatic show at Swedish American Hall

Sara Neufeld

PHOTOS: Best known for her work as a touring member of Arcade Fire, Sarah Neufeld is a performer in her own right.

Outside Lands announces 2015 night shows

Outside Lands 2015

Outside Lands fans will once again have the ability to keep the party going late into the night with a host of different shows throughout SF.

The 25 best live music acts of 2014

The 2014 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2014 — the following 25 acts are our favorite live performers of the year.

Coachella 2014 Weekend 1: It’s officially festival season

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Coachella has grown to be so much more than simply just a “music and arts festival”, but it always retains the feeling that something special is happening on those grass fields.

Outside Lands 2014: Lineup locks, likely acts & long shots

FESTIVAL RUMORS: As we inch toward springtime, some Bay Area music freaks (like us) are beginning to speculate who will be gracing the stages in Golden Gate Park come August.

Coachella 2014 lineup: Emerging artists, throwback acts & potential collaborations

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Showbams digs into the Coachella 2014 lineup to breakdown the headliners, throwback acts, emerging artists, rare west coast appearances, possible collaborations & the EDM offerings.

Showbams’ top tracks of 2013

BEST OF 2013: Showbams contributors name their top 20 songs of the past year.

Showbams’ 40 best albums of 2013

BEST OF 2013: Showbams presents our favorite 40 records of 2013, along with individual columnist top picks.

Live music artists ignite the dawn of a smartphone backlash

TRENDS 2013: Our collective screen addiction & social media mentality are starting to suck the life out of the live music experience for fans and artists alike, but 2013 will be remembered as the year musicians fought back, establishing the battle of Instagram & iPhones vs. audience immersion.

The Reflektors shine bright in Hollywood on Halloween

SHOW REVIEW: Arcade Fire shelved their baroque pop on Halloween at Hollywood Palladium to make way for a world-infused dance party that rivaled the most banging discotheque.

Arcade Fire’s masterful album marketing, concert promo case study

The band’s small show in LA for super fans and industry execs provided further proof that Arcade Fire are the band of a generation, both in a studio and live context.