The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2018

David Byrne at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2018.

At the age of 66, David Byrne is completely nailing one of the year’s most ambitious tours

David Byrne

SHOW REVIEW: The former Talking Heads leader knows how to mix his mediums to absolute perfection in a way that’s not only relevant, but also completely engrossing.

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.

The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2017

Coldplay at Levi's Stadium

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2017.

The eclectic sounds of Bonobo sweep through the Bay Area at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium


PHOTOS: The magic behind Bonobo’s live performances produces something that feels whole and cohesive for his audience.

The xx luminesce the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium during their three-night Fauxchella run

The xx

SHOW REVIEW: The London trio entranced the capacity crowd, taking us on a breathtaking journey through light and sound.

A Perfect Circle make their triumphant return to SF at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

A Perfect Circle

SHOW REVIEW: In the world of rock supergroups, there are few that have sprung up in the last few decades that can hold a candle to A Perfect Circle.

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.

Flume makes his case as one of EDM’s fastest-rising stars over a three-night run in SF


SHOW REVIEW: In the increasingly unimaginative world of live mainstream electronic music, artists like Flume are the beacon.

Disclosure combine their UK electronic roots with a pop sensibility at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium


SHOW REVIEW: Due to their UK garage roots and pop sensibilities, Disclosure find themselves awkwardly positioned between these two forms of live music.

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to The Big One at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 12/31 (THUR)

The Big One SF

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on December 31st.

ODESZA soar to new heights at Bill Graham Civic


PHOTOS: By the time the electronic music duo from Seattle arrived on stage, the venue was officially packed to the brim and ready to explode.

Empire of the Sun bring a festival-season sampler to Bill Graham Civic with St. Lucia, Holy Ghost!

Empire of the Sun

SHOW REVIEW: Empire of the Sun shows are a special kind of magic that regardless of the material’s absurd nature, translate into an experience unlike anything else.

The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2014

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2014.

It’s official: Jack White is the biggest rock star in the world

SHOW REVIEW: Severe ankle sprain, what? Jack White proved in SF he’s the most essential rock star in the world, projecting a punk mentality while being fun, engaging and humble. This is the new Jack.

Curtis Harding’s ‘slop n’ soul’ fusion is a recipe for success

PHOTOS: Be sure to keep an eye on Curtis Harding, as he seems poised to do big things after opening for Jack White at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

PHOTOS: Ellie Goulding at Bill Graham Civic 4/19

PHOTOS: The lights dimmed, commanding thousands of deafening screams from the sold-out crowd, reminiscent of the moment The Beatles graced the stage of “The Ed Sullivan Show”.

Tool pound out two sold-out nights at Bill Graham Civic

SHOW REVIEW: For two straight nights, Tool blew away their fans with ear-splitting renditions and a laser-light show that would leave even the most seasoned of concertgoers totally dumbfounded.

Thievery Corporation, Little Dragon, A-Trak, Dillon Francis ring in NYE 2013 at Sea of Dreams

SHOW REVIEW: The Sea of Dreams’ 14th annual New Years Eve celebration took on a new theme and venue for their 2014 transcendental gala, VibrantSea.

Pretty Lights with live band enhances the EDM experience in SF

SHOW REVIEW: Accompanied by a full band and his armada of laser-light visuals, Pretty Lights blasted through Thanksgiving weekend with two electrifying, back-to-back performances.