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The 25 best live music acts of 2016

Best live music acts of 2016

The 2016 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2016 — the following 25 acts are our favorite live performers of the year.

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The best and worst of Lightning in a Bottle 2016

Lightning in a Bottle 2016

FESTIVAL REVIEW: With another edition of LIB in the books, here are our best and worst moments from 2016.

Will Lightning in a Bottle continue its rise in 2016?

Lightning in a Bottle 2016

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: As the lineup steadily improves each year, it’s no wonder why LIB has become one of California’s fastest-growing festivals.

Win Tix // GO4FREE to Lightning in a Bottle 2016

Lightning in a Bottle 2016 - featured

Win a variety of prize packages to Lightning in a Bottle 2016 over Memorial Day weekend.

Lightning in a Bottle unveils 2016 lineup

Lightning in a Bottle 2016

Returning to San Antonio Recreation Area for a third straight year, LIB will once again take place over Memorial Day weekend — and this year’s bill is as strong as ever.

Emancipator returns to SF with a new album and a full band at his side

Emancipator Ensemble

PHOTOS: The show saw Portland-based electronic music producer Douglas Appling being backed by a tight four-piece ensemble, which at times grew to six.