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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.

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Monterey Pop 50 pays tribute to the Summer of Love & the festival that started it all

Monterey Pop International Festival 50

PHOTOS: We all left with a sense of gratitude for the legendary festival’s impact on contemporary culture and how we see music today.

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.

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.

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.

First Times: Experiencing the Santa Barbara Bowl as My Morning Jacket take their game to the next level

FIRST TIMES: After waiting all those years to step inside the Santa Barbara Bowl, the whole show had felt like one big holiday to me.

Jim James ignites The Fonda Theatre with ‘Monster’ mate Conor Oberst

SHOW REVIEW: The My Morning Jacket frontman was his normal weird self in LA, pulling songs from MMJ, Monsters of Folk and his solo LP.

New Music Tuesday: My Bloody Valentine • Eels • Frightened Rabbit • The Bronx • Unknown Mortal Orchestra • Jim James • Thao and The Get Down Stay Down

My Bloody Valentine - m b v

Every Tuesday, we focus on new music releases by naming our top tracks, album highlights, lowlights and important takeaways for select albums.

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.