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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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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe expands at Terrapin Crossroads as Phil Lesh joins the party

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe with Phil Lesh

PHOTOS: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe brought the funk to the intimate venue for a two-set, sold-out performance that induced smiles all around.

Boogaloo Mountain Jam 2016: A family affair

Boogaloo Mountain Jam 2016

FESTIVAL REVIEW: This intimate affair is still a hidden gem, but don’t be surprised if this little party gets a whole lot bigger next year.

Special guests rule the night at Karl Denson’s post-Outside Lands superjam

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

PHOTOS: Karl Denson closed out Outside Lands 2015 with one last late-night jam, and a capacity crowd was on hand to party along with him into the night.

Outside Lands 2015 highlights: Eight years strong and feeling ‘fantastic’!

Outside Lands 2015

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Outside Lands has officially become a bar-setting force to be reckoned with on the festival circuit.

Outside Lands Shows of the Week // GO4FREE to The Knocks, Classixx & STRFKR or Karl Denson

The Knocks & Classixx

Win a pair of free tickets to one of our Outside Lands “Shows of the Week” from August 7th-9th.

Outside Lands 2015: Elton John, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar are your headliners

The eighth Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival has unleashed the 2015 lineup, and it’s a winner.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe kick 2015 into high gear with Run DMC Remixed show

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

PHOTOS: The Indy was treated to a doubleheader of funk infusion provided by none other than Karl Denson and his always-entertaining Tiny Universe as they rocked the mic to some old-school hip-hop.

Decanting BottleRock 2014 before its return to Napa

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: The second year of BottleRock Napa launches May 30th with The Cure, OutKast, TV On The Radio, Deerhunter, Thee Oh Sees and many more.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe favoring blistering rock over jazz

SHOW REVIEW: The Independent in SF hosted two nights of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe for a wailing, groovy time.

WIN TICKETS: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at The Independent 3/14

WIN TICKETS to Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Friday, March 14th at The Independent in SF.

Karl Denson’s boogaloo dance party at the El Rey with Anders Osborne

SHOW REVIEW: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Anders Osborne and Zach Deputy kept feet moving at the El Rey Theatre in LA as part of the “Soul Spectacular” tour.