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Nas preaches positivity while closing out this year’s Sound in Focus series in style

Sound in Focus - Nas

SHOW REVIEW: If this was Nas’ reminder to the world that he’s still working and grinding like he always has, then a whole lot of fans got to hear that message loud and clear.

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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.

10 takeaways from Shaun White’s first Air + Style on U.S. soil

Air + Style - Shaun White

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Here are 10 things we took away from two action-packed days at Air + Style in Los Angeles.

New Music: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Self-titled

“It’s interesting that this would be the album the LA-based collective would stamp its name on as the title because it’s the least impressive body of music it has recorded.”

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?

The 25 best songs with whistling

Whistling sets a whimsical, light-hearted tone, often projecting a happy-go-lucky state of mind. Here are 25 songs that incorporated whistling most successfully.

10 best tracks about “Home”

BAM of the WEEK: It’s that time of year when we spend time at home for one reason or another. But when it comes to music, “home” can mean a lot of things.