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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.

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Con Brio close out SF Jazz Festival in style

Con Brio

PHOTOS: The Bay Area band headlined two nights at the SFJAZZ Center, giving us a healthy helping of funk and soul.

Arroyo Seco Weekend drops inaugural lineup led by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Mumford & Sons

Arroyo Seco Weekend

For the past few years, there’s been talk about the city of Pasadena hosting a multi-day music festival. Now, those rumors have become a reality.

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Penguin Prison at Mezzanine 2/10 (WED)

Penguin Prison

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at Mezzanine on February 10th.

Special guests rule the night at Karl Denson’s post-Outside Lands superjam

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

PHOTOS: Karl Denson closed out Outside Lands 2015 with one last late-night jam, and a capacity crowd was on hand to party along with him into the night.

High Sierra celebrates 25 years in grand fashion

2015 High Sierra Music Festival

PHOTOS: High Sierra is a special event, made special by all those who make it what it is. It is exactly what many want in a festival and so much more.

Sly & the Family Stone receive proper tribute from 9 Bay Area Bands

PHOTOS: When a show starts with a 50 person ensemble playing Sly and the Family Stone’s seminal album opener “Stand!”, you know you are in for something pretty unique.

Con Brio bids farewell to Xandra Corpora at The Independent

PHOTOS: Lead vocalist & guitarist Xandra Corpora for SF-based Con Brio performed her swan song Friday, as she is set to leave the group.