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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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DIIV showcase their fuzzy riffs, hazy melodies in SF

DIIV

PHOTOS: The Brooklyn indie rockers invaded Mezzanine for a strong set that heavily leaned on material from their 2016 LP.

Outside Lands 2016: Top sets, awards & what we overheard at Golden Gate Park

Outside Lands 2016

FESTIVAL REVIEW: As Outside Lands continues to set the bar high thanks to its innovative features, top-notch billing and overall experience, here are our favorite moments from 2016.

Outside Lands 2016: Our 10 favorite festival features

Outside Lands 2016

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Here are our 10 favorite features before the three-day music festival returns to Golden Gate Park.

Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem & Lionel Richie to headline Outside Lands 2016 lineup

Outside Lands 2016

After rumors swirled in early 2016, Radiohead will indeed return to headline the ninth edition of Outside Lands along with LCD Soundsystem and Lionel Richie.

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.

Noise Pop 2016 Shows of the Week // GO4FREE to Metric, Parquet Courts, Cayucas, DIIV & more

Metric

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Shows of the Week” for Noise Pop 2016.

Noise Pop 2016: Daily picks & flavors of the week

Noise Pop 2016

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: To get you ready for all the Noise Pop festivities throughout the Bay Area, we present our daily picks and flavors of the week.

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to DIIV at The Fillmore 10/22 (THUR)

DIIV

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at The Fillmore on October 22nd.

WIN TICKETS: DIIV at Great American Music Hall 5/1 (THUR)

Win a pair of free tickets to DIIV Thursday, May 1st at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.

Coachella Review: Top Sets Weekend 1

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Showbams recaps the most memorable shows at Coachella 2013 Weekend 1, and we name our top sets.

Noise Pop preview: Indie music, film and art take over SF

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Showbams breaks down the headliners, emerging artists to catch before they blow up and cultural highlights as Noise Pop expands to 25 SF venues in its 21st year.

Coachella 2013: What you should know before you go

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Check out our breakdown of the reunions and first-time performances, possible artist collaboration predictions and our can’t-miss sleeper acts from the bottom lines.