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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.

Going to Outside Lands this weekend? Take a bite out of our 2015 food guide

Outside Lands food guide

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Here are our top picks and pairings from this year’s “Taste of the Bay Area” at Outside Lands.

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to ‘United States of Bass’ featuring Big Freedia 3/6 (FRI)

Big Freedia

Win a pair of free tickets to Red Bull Music Academy Radio Pop Up presents “United States of Bass” this Friday, March 6th at 1015 Folsom in SF.

Outside Lands Day 2: HAIM take another step toward the top

FESTIVAL REVIEW: If HAIM continue to write undeniably catchy songs while retaining their fierce attitudes, the LA-based sisters could be headlining big festivals in 3-5 years.

Five Outside Lands trends in 2014

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Headliners Kanye West, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and The Killers were the focus of the many knee-jerk reactions, but what does the lineup say as a whole?

Big Freedia bounces through the City

PHOTOS: Big Freedia and his crew jumped onto stage at the Independent November 15 in a flurry and hopped right into what they do best: shaking ass and takin names.

WIN TICKETS: Big Freedia at the Indy 11/15

WIN TICKETS to Big Freedia at The Independent in San Francisco 11/15.

The Postal Service keep the nostalgia fresh with help from Big Freedia and Baths at the Greek

SHOW REVIEW: One likely and another very unlikely opening act set the stage for The Postal Service’s show at the Greek Theatre Berkeley.