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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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Outside Lands 2017: Our 10th anniversary awards

Outside Lands 2017

FESTIVAL REVIEW: We hand out some hardware after the 2017 edition of Outside Lands.

Outside Lands 2017: Top 5 things to see, eat & drink

Outside Lands

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: We’ve outlined our top sets that you won’t want to miss, biggest scheduling conflicts, potential guest appearances and the best beverages to drink.

Outside Lands reveals its 2017 schedule

Outside Lands - 2017 schedule

The three-day festival has unveiled what every live music fan clamors for … set times!

Outside Lands reveals 2017 lineup, headlined by Metallica, The Who & Gorillaz

Outside Lands - 2017 lineup

Outside Lands is going BIG for its 10th anniversary with a lineup for the ages.

Outside Lands 2017: Lineup locks, likely acts & long shots

Outside Lands

Now that Ranger Dave has dusted off his uniform and is prepping for duty, we can speculate who will be performing for Outside Lands’ 10th anniversary.

Noise Pop 2017: Our top moments from the festival

Noise Pop 2017 - Temples

FESTIVAL REVIEW: The Bam Team frequented many Bay Area venues for Noise Pop’s 25th anniversary. Find out which were our favorite performances.

FCF finds first-year success for five game-changing reasons

First CIty Festival

FESTIVAL REVIEW + PHOTOS: The inaugural First City Festival in Monterey, CA was a big success for five game-changing reasons — view over 170 artist and scene photos.

First City Festival: Set conflicts & resolutions

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: First City Festival at Monterey County Fairgrounds presents a handful of heady conflicts — we’ve broken down the toughest conflicts to help sort out your plan of attack.

Showbams’ best live music photography of 2012

BEST of 2012: Take a gander at our favorite contributor photos from 2012.

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?

Best tracks of 2012

BEST of 2012: Our contributors list their Top 10 tracks from 2012. What was your favorite song from 2012?

Electric Guest ignite The Independent

SHOW REVIEW: Electric Guest demonstrated musical prowess and a refined ability to write a captivating pop song, and it was all materialized by frontman Asa Taccone.