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Live music artists ignite the dawn of a smartphone backlash

TRENDS 2013: Our collective screen addiction & social media mentality are starting to suck the life out of the live music experience for fans and artists alike, but 2013 will be remembered as the year musicians fought back, establishing the battle of Instagram & iPhones vs. audience immersion.

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Showbams’ best shows of 2012

BEST SHOWS of 2012: Our contributors reflect on the best live music they witnessed in 2012 and list their favorite shows. What was your favorite show of 2012?

David Byrne & St. Vincent create a giant sound in SF

SHOW REVIEW: David Byrne & St. Vincent burned down the house with a once-in-a-lifetime performance at the Orpheum Theatre.

New Music Tuesday: Bob Dylan • The xx • The Avett Brothers • The Presets • The Raveonettes • Calexico • Chris Robinson Brotherhood • David Byrne & St. Vincent

Bob Dylan - Tempest

Every Tuesday, we focus on new music releases by naming our top tracks and supplying the latest videos for select albums.