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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.

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Showbams’ best live music photography of 2012

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

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?

Jack White, The Shins, Metric & OM&M shine at Live105’s Not So Silent Night Friday

LIVE REVIEW: Live 105 curated one of their best holiday lineups ever at Oracle Arena Friday night, and Jack White anchored the night with a top-notch set.

Bridge School Benefit 2012: Sunday Highlights

LIVE REVIEW: The Bridge School Benefit delivered more musical gems Sunday, with stand-out performances from The Flaming Lips, Guns n’ Roses, Jack White & Foster the People.