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Our favorite performances from 2018

Best live shows of 2018 - Foo Fighters, NxWorries, Pusha T & Courtney Barnett

The 2018 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2018 — the following are our favorite performances of the year.

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Dancing the night away with Cut Copy in LA

Cut Copy

PHOTOS: No strangers to the City of Angels, the Australian four-piece undoubtedly enjoys coming to California every time it drops a new album.

Stormzy shows no fear in his LA debut at The Echo

Stormzy

PHOTOS: Known as the budding sensation of grime, the towering South London emcee elevated an energized crew that was full of life.

TBD Fest brings the heat amid Sacramento’s extended summer

FESTIVAL REVIEW: The inaugural year of the TBD Festival kicked off in a dust-filled blaze of glory with Moby, Empire of the Sun and YACHT leaving the strongest impression.

WIN TICKETS: Com Truise at Mezzanine 2/27

Win a pair of tickets to Com Truise for Noise Pop Thursday, February 27th at Mezzanine in SF.

Chateau Marmont’s French synths light up Richmond District

SHOW REVIEW: Chateau Marmont are on their way up the ladder to larger audiences, and the group showed their potential for international radio airplay at Neck of the Woods.