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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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From club gigs to the Hollywood Bowl, Bloc Party close their U.S. tour with their largest show ever

Bloc Party

SHOW REVIEW: I know they say you shouldn’t live in the past, but for a little more than an hour in the Hollywood Hills, Bloc Party made it feel OK to do just that.

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Cut Chemist at Mezzanine 5/13 (FRI)

Cut Chemist

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at Mezzanine on May 13th.

12 reasons to grab a Noise Pop festival badge

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Noise Pop Festival, a week-long event spread out amongst the finest 22 venues in SF, makes for the finest extended independent music showcase on the West Coast.

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.