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.

Chelsea Wolfe shows her dark side at The Chapel

Chelsea Wolfe

PHOTOS: A lovely marriage of electronic, folk and metal, the California native’s music has a beautiful, yet lonely appeal.

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.

WIN FREE TICKETS to Chelsea Wolfe at Great American 9/30

WIN FREE TICKETS to Chelsea Wolfe at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco 9/30.