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After 16 years, Smokin Grooves Fest makes its long-awaited return & blazes a new trail in Long Beach

Smokin Grooves Fest 2018 - NxWorries

FESTIVAL REVIEW: For one day only, a sold-out crowd descended upon The Queen Mary to enjoy the sounds of The Roots, Miguel, Erykah Badu and many more.

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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.

Day N Night Fest 2017: From Chance to Kendrick, hip-hop’s finest shine bright in the OC

Day N Night Fest 2017 - J.I.D

FESTIVAL REVIEW: If the insight of Migos is any indication, we have a bigger, brighter and even more explosive festival to look forward to next year.

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.

Isaiah Rashad makes a statement at Echoplex while giving fans a lesson in reverse psychology

Isaiah Rashad

SHOW REVIEW: The 25-year-old emcee has gone from being the contemplative unknown in superstar Kendrick Lamar’s crew to a complete artist deserving of your attention.