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Albums you’ll want to hear in 2017

2017 albums

NEW MUSIC: The year starts off with a bang thanks to these forthcoming releases.

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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.

With dignity and grace, Pusha T stays true to himself

Pusha T

SHOW REVIEW: The veteran Virginia Beach-raised rapper made it clear on this night that his appetite for more will not be diminishing anytime soon.

Our 10 favorite moments from Coachella 2016

Coachella 2016 - featured

FESTIVAL REVIEW: We present our 10 highlights from Coachella after surviving three days in the desert.

Albums you’ll want to hear in 2016

2016 albums

NEW MUSIC: There’s plenty of ear candy that’s already set to be released this year.

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.

Was FYF Fest 2015 the ‘best weekend of summer’? Here are 10 highlights from this year’s festival

FYF Fest 2015

FESTIVAL REVIEW: From everything we witnessed over two action-packed days, it felt like a major success.

Kanye West to replace Frank Ocean as headliner at FYF Fest 2015 this weekend

FYF Fest 2015

FYF Fest sent shock waves across the Internet less than two days before this weekend’s festival takes place.

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.

Outside Lands Day 1: Kanye West rants like a petulant child

FESTIVAL REVIEW: The stoned, shoulder shrug response to “Imma need y’all to make a bigger circle!” may be the moment to remember from Kanye West’s Outside Lands headlining set.

Outside Lands 2014 beer/artist pairings

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Here is a carefully curated list of artist/beer pairings that will even further accentuate each other at Outside Lands this year.

Outside Lands 2014 daily lineup highlights

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Still choosing which day might be best for you? Here’s our take on the headliner options, along with choice picks and reasons to get to Golden Gate Park early this August.

Five Outside Lands trends in 2014

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Headliners Kanye West, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and The Killers were the focus of the many knee-jerk reactions, but what does the lineup say as a whole?

Showbams’ 40 best albums of 2013

BEST OF 2013: Showbams presents our favorite 40 records of 2013, along with individual columnist top picks.

New Music Tuesday: Kanye West • Sigur Rós • Empire of the Sun

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