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The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2016

Danny Brown at The Regency Ballroom

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2016.

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With confetti and fractals, Tame Impala blow minds at the Greek Theatre Berkeley

Tame Impala

SHOW REVIEW: Any time your photographer is told to “try not to get your head blown off by the confetti canons” while shooting from the photo pit, you know you’re in for a great night.

Deftones make their case in Berkeley that they’re still a force to be reckoned with

Deftones

SHOW REVIEW: Deftones are one of those rare beasts that have managed to make music on their own terms throughout their entire career.

If the Greek Theatre Berkeley had a roof, Florence + The Machine would have blown it off

Florence + The Machine

PHOTOS: You might already know this, but Florence Welch has an amazing voice.

Mad Decent Block Party takes over a sold-out Greek Theatre Berkeley

Mad Decent Block Party - Greek Theatre Berkeley

PHOTOS: Mad Decent stepped up its block-party game in 2015, impressively selling out the Greek Theatre at U.C. Berkeley with an electronic-heavy bill of artists.

Tedeschi Trucks Band get summer started early at the Greek with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Tedeschi Trucks Band

SHOW REVIEW: The “Wheels of Soul” tour rolled into the Greek Theatre, bringing with it the sublime sounds of Doyle Bramhall II, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Chromeo & The Glitch Mob throw a funky fresh dance party at the Greek Theatre Berkeley

Chromeo

SHOW REVIEW: Chromeo’s journey over the last 14 years has accumulated a wide following, only strengthened during their performance when they forge personal connections with their fans.

Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Tedeschi Trucks Band and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings 6/6 (SAT)

Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in Berkeley at the Greek Theatre on June 6th.

alt-J, Tycho stun a sold-out Fauxchella crowd at the Greek Theatre

alt-J

SHOW REVIEW: Beautifully executed and perfectly syncopated with its surroundings, this show is one that those in attendance will definitely be talking about for quite some time.

Belle and Sebastian take crowd participation up a notch at the Greek

Belle and Sebastian

PHOTOS: Joined on stage by a group of roughly 50 fans who were invited to register online, the Scottish indie-pop band played songs from its latest album and also pleased fans with some other classic tunes.

Jack Johnson spreads good vibes (and many hits) at the Greek

PHOTOS: Returning to the Greek, surfer-turned-musician-turned-headliner Jack Johnson delivered a set that highlighted just how many popular hits he has, while also stitching in a handful of covers.

PHOTOS: Slightly Stoopid, NOFX and Stephen Marley at the Greek 7/18

Slightly Stoopid

PHOTOS: Slightly Stoopid continued its “Summer Sessions Tour 2014” at the Greek Theatre with NOFX and Stephen Marley providing support.

The National showcase natural evolution, continue to inspire

SHOW REVIEW: The National’s shift from enigmatic indie group to a mainstream success is almost complete after witnessing the group’s magical performances in Berkeley.

PHOTOS: Plácido Domingo at the Greek 9/7

PHOTOS: Plácido Domingo brought the symphony crowd outdoors to the Greek Theatre Berkeley, and the weather permitted a beautiful night, which set the stage for a memorable performance.