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Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile aren’t there yet, but they could be on the verge of something great

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile

PHOTOS: Like their new collaborative album, their live show felt like two talented musicians still getting to know each other.

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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.

First Times: Covering a show at the Hollywood Bowl

Kurt Vile & The Violators

FIRST TIMES: Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would get credentialed for a show at one of music’s most storied and historic venues.

Sasquatch! Music Festival releases 2016 lineup

Sasquatch Music Festival 2016

Returning to the majestic Gorge Amphitheatre over Memorial Day weekend, Sasquatch! has dropped another impressive bill for its 15th edition.

Showbams’ top tracks of 2013

BEST OF 2013: Showbams contributors name their top 20 songs of the past year.

Showbams’ 40 best albums of 2013

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

MIDTERM REPORT: Best Albums of 2013

BEST OF 2013: Is 2013 the year digital dance music makes the big leap, fully taking over the Top 40 but also ingraining itself into the hearts of critics?

New Music Tuesday: James Blake • Jake Bugg • The Knife • Kurt Vile • The Dear Hunter • White Fence

James Blake - Overgrown

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

Coachella 2013: What you should know before you go

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Check out our breakdown of the reunions and first-time performances, possible artist collaboration predictions and our can’t-miss sleeper acts from the bottom lines.