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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.

Goldenvoice reveals 2017 Coachella sideshows

Goldenvoice Presents: April 2017

Goldenvoice has once again released a list of sideshows in support of Coachella, and this year’s lineup is jam-packed with top-notch talent.

Coachella announces 2017 lineup with Radiohead, Beyoncé & Kendrick Lamar serving as headliners

Coachella 2017

After it was reported weeks ago that Radiohead, Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar would headline Coachella’s 18th edition, that news has now been confirmed.

Future Islands, Operators evoke peak levels of crowd enthusiasm at Fox Theater Oakland

Future Islands

PHOTOS: Emotions ran high throughout the entire show with both acts provoking fans through their impassioned, evocative stage presence and heartwarming, post-punk material.

Sasquatch! continues to reign supreme as the Pacific Northwest’s premier music festival

Sasquatch! Music Festival

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Embracing the culture of the Pacific Northwest, Sasquatch! caters to the growing breed of indie-centric fans caring just as much about the festival experience (if not more) than the music itself.

Outside Lands 2015: Lineup locks, likely acts & long shots

Outside Lands 2015 speculation season may now commence.

The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2014

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2014.

Showbams’ Top 50 albums of 2014

The Bam Team presents the Top 50 Albums of 2014. Yes, ALL of 2014 (ahem D’Angelo).

The 25 best live music acts of 2014

The 2014 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2014 — the following 25 acts are our favorite live performers of the year.

The Top 10 summer anthems of 2014

These 10 sun-drenched summer anthems run the gauntlet from pop songs you couldn’t escape to indie gems that deserve even more attention as we head toward the end of 2014.

First City Festival continues to raise bar in second year

First City Festival

FESTIVAL REVIEW: FCF returned to Monterey for its second edition last weekend, and both artists and attendees quickly deemed it “the most peaceful and beautiful festival we’ve ever been to.”

First City Festival returns to Monterey for second edition

First CIty Festival

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: With such a fantastic roster of both well-known and buzz-worthy acts, we tell you which ones you won’t want to miss.

Coachella 2014 Weekend 1: It’s officially festival season

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Coachella has grown to be so much more than simply just a “music and arts festival”, but it always retains the feeling that something special is happening on those grass fields.

Future Islands connect amid high expectations at The Chapel

SHOW REVIEW: By the end of the concert, the bond established between the band and crowd was solidified with the stage becoming public domain.

New Music Tuesday: Future Islands • Liars • The Bad Plus • Glenn Kotche

Every Tuesday, we focus on new music releases by naming our top tracks, album highlights, lowlights and important takeaways for select albums.