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BottleRock Napa Valley makes more strides in 2016

BottleRock Napa Valley 2016

PHOTOS: The three-day festival once again returned to Napa over Memorial Day weekend, boasting an improved fan experience and an eclectic bill of music.

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BottleRock drops 2016 lineup, led by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder, Florence + the Machine

BottleRock Napa 2016

While everyone has been fixating on the Coachella lineup announcement, BottleRock Napa Valley was busy unveiling its own bill less than a day later.

The 25 best live music acts of 2015

Best Live Acts of 2015

The 2015 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2015 — the following 25 acts are our favorite live performers of the year.

Are Built to Spill indie rock’s most important band?

Built to Spill

SHOW REVIEW: If there is one “indie” band that revolutionized the gritty, lo-fi sound before most even had a chance, it’s these guys.

Death Cab for Cutie are still my guilty pleasure after all these years

SHOW REVIEW: Everyone has a guilty pleasure band. Well, at least I do — and that band happens to be Death Cab for Cutie.

Outside Lands 2014 night shows: Keep it going ’til the AM

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: The music and revelry doesn’t have to end at Golden Gate Park — secure your night show tickets now to keep it going well after each day ends.

First Times: Experiencing Seattle’s music scene

Seattle skyline

FIRST TIMES: “With so much of my youth influenced by the musicians who have called this majestic seaport city home, it will always remain an important place for this music lover.”