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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.

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Les Sins hypnotizes his fans at The New Parish

Les Sins

SHOW REVIEW: Some DJ’s can play music throughout a night and they would all sound like one track, but with Les Sins, you can feel the difference in every mix.

Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Les Sins at The New Parish 8/19 (FRI)

Les Sins

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” at The New Parish in Oakland on August 19th.

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.

Is Lightning in a Bottle shedding its ‘boutique’ label to go mainstream?

Lightning in a Bottle

FESTIVAL REVIEW: The Do LaB has created one of the most unique experiences on the entire U.S. festival circuit, but whether LIB can maintain its “boutique” label remains to be seen.

Is the Lightning in a Bottle lineup becoming a mini version of Coachella’s?

Lightning in a Bottle

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: LIB has slowly but surely started to share more and more of the same artists that have recently graced the polo fields in Indio.

Toro y Moi pivots to psych-disco-funk & a greater sense of band unity

SHOW REVIEW: And their live performance is as heady, loose and psych-disco-funk spectacular as ever.

Noise Pop 2015: Who made the ‘most’ of SF’s 12-day indie fest?

Caribou

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Noise Pop never fails to create some of the most memorable experiences in live entertainment throughout the Bay Area each year.

Les Sins get The New Parish grindin’

Les Sins

SHOW REVIEW: Once those who were committed settled into their dance space, The New Parish exploded into a funky house party that extended into the early a.m. hours.

SF Shows of the Week // GO4FREE to TV Girl, Les Sins, Mystery Skulls or Kindness at Noise Pop 2015

TV Girl, Le Sins, Mystery Skulls & Kindess

Win a pair of free tickets to one of our Noise Pop 2015 “Shows of the Week” in SF from February 23rd-March 1st.

Noise Pop 2015: Get the most out of San Francisco’s essential 12-day indie fest

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Get the most out of Noise Pop 2015! Take a gander at our top picks in music, film, photography and stage for the 12-day Bay Area festival.