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Jack White proves at the Santa Barbara Bowl that a phone-free show is a better experience for us all

Jack White

SHOW REVIEW: One of rock’s last remaining guitar heroes hasn’t lost his unique ability to surprise an audience at any moment, especially when we all aren’t staring at our phones.

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Weezer show a sold-out crowd in their hometown that they can still be wildly entertaining

Weezer

SHOW REVIEW: From costume changes to a surprise “Weird Al” cameo, Weezer made it clear why they’ve been performing second on their summer co-headlining tour with the Pixies.

Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018: Ringing in summer at Goldenvoice’s chilled-out Coachella for grown-ups

Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018

FESTIVAL REVIEW: With a clear identity, Arroyo Seco Weekend stands more than a fighting chance at a time when music festivals are sadly a dime a dozen.

Coachella drops 2018 set times & map changes

Coachella 2018

Breathe easy, Coachellans. All of your scheduling conflicts have finally arrived.

Neil Young, Jack White, Kings of Leon, Robert Plant to headline Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018

Arroyo Seco Weekend - 2018 lineup

After a successful, sold-out debut last summer, the two-day festival is back this year with another strong roster for its second edition.

Coachella wastes no time, revealing 2018 lineup headlined by The Weeknd, Beyoncé & Eminem

Coachella - 2018 lineup

Just one day into the New Year, and Coachella has already announced its 2018 lineup.

In his new hometown, Jim James reminds us why he’s one of the most gifted songwriters out there

Jim James

SHOW REVIEW: The My Morning Jacket frontman is in rare company these days, amid a dying breed of guitar-rock gods like Jack White and Josh Homme.

The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2015

Caribou

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2015.

The Kills make the long road to Pomona well worth it

The Kills

SHOW REVIEW: It can take a lot to convince someone to drive 45 miles into the depths of LA’s eastern edge to see a show on a weeknight.

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 Regent Theater brings new life to LA’s music scene

The Regent

VENUE REVIEW: Once a grindhouse and adult movie theater decades ago, the newly reopened Regent Theater has quickly found its place in a crowded, yet booming downtown LA.

The 15 best stage banter spewing musicians in live music today

Who banters best? These 15 musicians are most interesting live music artists today that own the art of talking between songs.

It’s official: Jack White is the biggest rock star in the world

SHOW REVIEW: Severe ankle sprain, what? Jack White proved in SF he’s the most essential rock star in the world, projecting a punk mentality while being fun, engaging and humble. This is the new Jack.

Curtis Harding’s ‘slop n’ soul’ fusion is a recipe for success

PHOTOS: Be sure to keep an eye on Curtis Harding, as he seems poised to do big things after opening for Jack White at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

New Music: Jack White – Lazaretto

Jack White's Lazaretto

“White’s sophomore solo effort Lazaretto manifests the current musical landscape of Nashville — where White has resided since 2006 — by intertwining a smorgasbord of styles.”

Live music artists ignite the dawn of a smartphone backlash

TRENDS 2013: Our collective screen addiction & social media mentality are starting to suck the life out of the live music experience for fans and artists alike, but 2013 will be remembered as the year musicians fought back, establishing the battle of Instagram & iPhones vs. audience immersion.

Showbams’ best live music photography of 2012

BEST of 2012: Take a gander at our favorite contributor photos from 2012.