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SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Hot Chip (DJ set) at Mezzanine 11/22 (WED)

Hot Chip

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at Mezzanine on November 22nd.

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FYF Fest drops 2016 lineup, led by Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala & Grace Jones

FYF Fest 2016 lineup

If you thought Kanye West and Morrissey were big gets for FYF last year, the two-day music festival is going even bigger in 2016.

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.

Hot Chip conquer their jet lag with an energetic set at the Fox Theater Oakland

Hot Chip

SHOW REVIEW: Witnessing Hot Chip inside at a place like the Fox Theater Oakland or at any small- to mid-sized venue truly accentuates the caliber of their live show.

Outside Lands 2015 highlights: Eight years strong and feeling ‘fantastic’!

Outside Lands 2015

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Outside Lands has officially become a bar-setting force to be reckoned with on the festival circuit.

Hot Chip take their game to the next level at LA’s Greek Theatre

Hot Chip

SHOW REVIEW: It takes a special kind of band that can pack the Greek on a Tuesday night and ignite a full-blown dance party within minutes, but Hot Chip proved to be more than up for the challenge.

Outside Lands 2015: Elton John, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar are your headliners

The eighth Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival has unleashed the 2015 lineup, and it’s a winner.

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

Outside Lands 2015 speculation season may now commence.

SF Shows of the Week // GO4FREE to Sky Ferreira at The Indy, Hot Chip (DJ) & The 2 Bears at Mezzanine

Win a pair of free tickets to one of our “Shows of the Week” in SF from November 24th-30th.

Culture Collide Festival invades SF, LA with talent far and wide

Culture Collide

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Culture Collide stopped off in SF for the first time ever before making its way down to LA, bringing bands from around the globe to celebrate music, food and culture, of course.

WIN TICKETS: Hot Chip (DJ set) at Mezzanine 7/11 (FRI)

Win a pair of free tickets to Hot Chip’s DJ set at Mezzanine this Friday, July 11th in SF.

Quit your job and travel: 11 songs for inspiration

Sometimes you just have to take a leap. Quit your job, say goodbye to your friends, spend most of your money and go have the time of your life.

Coachella Review: Top Sets Weekend 1

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Showbams recaps the most memorable shows at Coachella 2013 Weekend 1, and we name our top sets.

Coachella 2013: What you should know before you go

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Check out our breakdown of the reunions and first-time performances, possible artist collaboration predictions and our can’t-miss sleeper acts from the bottom lines.

Coachella 2013: Predictions, wishes & rumors vs. reality

Showbams examines headliner reality & rumors, artists to see before they get big, possible EDM acts that won’t be in the Sahara Tent, and artists we hope to see at Coachella 2013.

Best albums of 2012

BEST ALBUMS of 2012: Showbam contributors list their favorite albums of 2012, and we’ve averaged them together to create the Showbams Best Albums of the Year.

Best tracks of 2012

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

Hot Chip is not LCD Soundsystem

SHOW REVIEW: Hot Chip got the dance party going quickly at the Fox Theater Oakland. Yet, how is Hot Chip not like LCD Soundsystem?