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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 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.

Outside Lands 2016: Top sets, awards & what we overheard at Golden Gate Park

Outside Lands 2016

FESTIVAL REVIEW: As Outside Lands continues to set the bar high thanks to its innovative features, top-notch billing and overall experience, here are our favorite moments from 2016.

BØRNS doesn’t need Taylor Swift’s help to prove he’s one of music’s fastest-rising stars

BØRNS

SHOW REVIEW: The Michigan native has gone from supporting modest indie bands to selling out shows as a headliner one year later.

Our 10 favorite shows from the first half of 2016

Best live shows of 2016

The 2016 BAMS List: Showbams revisits the best performances we’ve witnessed over the past six months.

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.

Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem & Lionel Richie to headline Outside Lands 2016 lineup

Outside Lands 2016

After rumors swirled in early 2016, Radiohead will indeed return to headline the ninth edition of Outside Lands along with LCD Soundsystem and Lionel Richie.

FYF Fest drops 2016 lineup, led by Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala & Grace Jones

FYF Fest 2016 lineup

If you thought Kanye West and Morrissey were big gets for FYF last year, the two-day music festival is going even bigger in 2016.

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.

Coachella releases 2016 lineup, headlined by LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses, Calvin Harris

Coachella 2016

Rumors started to swirl last week that Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem would headline Coachella. Now, those rumors have been officially confirmed.

James Murphy makes statement on LCD Soundsystem four years to the day since last show

It’s been four years since LCD Soundsystem broke up, something that seems to be weighing heavily on the mind of the captain, James Murphy.

Culture Collide Festival invades SF, LA with talent far and wide

Culture Collide

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Culture Collide stopped off in SF for the first time ever before making its way down to LA, bringing bands from around the globe to celebrate music, food and culture, of course.

Kick off your weekend early with the House of Mezzanine launch party!

WIN TICKETS to the HOUSE OF MEZZANINE launch party Thursday in SF, featuring Museum of Love (Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem & Dennis McNany of The Juan Maclean), Curses + more.

10 best tracks about “Home”

BAM of the WEEK: It’s that time of year when we spend time at home for one reason or another. But when it comes to music, “home” can mean a lot of things.

Hot Chip is not LCD Soundsystem

SHOW REVIEW: Hot Chip got the dance party going quickly at the Fox Theater Oakland. Yet, how is Hot Chip not like LCD Soundsystem?