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The 25 best live music acts of 2016

Best live music acts of 2016

The 2016 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2016 — the following 25 acts are our favorite live performers of the year.

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Outside Lands 2016: Top sets, awards & what we overheard at Golden Gate Park

Outside Lands 2016

FESTIVAL REVIEW: As Outside Lands continues to set the bar high thanks to its innovative features, top-notch billing and overall experience, here are our favorite moments from 2016.

Outside Lands 2016: Our 10 favorite festival features

Outside Lands 2016

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Here are our 10 favorite features before the three-day music festival returns to Golden Gate Park.

Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem & Lionel Richie to headline Outside Lands 2016 lineup

Outside Lands 2016

After rumors swirled in early 2016, Radiohead will indeed return to headline the ninth edition of Outside Lands along with LCD Soundsystem and Lionel Richie.

FYF Fest drops 2016 lineup, led by Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala & Grace Jones

FYF Fest 2016 lineup

If you thought Kanye West and Morrissey were big gets for FYF last year, the two-day music festival is going even bigger in 2016.

Goldenvoice announces 2016 Coachella sideshows

Coachella 2016 sideshows

Each and every April, Goldenvoice puts on a number of sideshows all around Southern California in support of Coachella, and 2016 will be no different.

Coachella releases 2016 lineup, headlined by LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses, Calvin Harris

Coachella 2016

Rumors started to swirl last week that Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem would headline Coachella. Now, those rumors have been officially confirmed.

Beach House – Depression Cherry // Community Review

Beach House - Depression Cherry

The Showbams co-review this week is Beach House’s new record, Depression Cherry. Comment with your own quick review to win free tickets to shows in SF.

First Times: Experiencing Seattle’s music scene

Seattle skyline

FIRST TIMES: “With so much of my youth influenced by the musicians who have called this majestic seaport city home, it will always remain an important place for this music lover.”

FCF finds first-year success for five game-changing reasons

First CIty Festival

FESTIVAL REVIEW + PHOTOS: The inaugural First City Festival in Monterey, CA was a big success for five game-changing reasons — view over 170 artist and scene photos.

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.