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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2015

Caribou

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2015.

Lord Huron follow ‘Strange Trails’ to Oakland

Lord Huron

SHOW REVIEW: The Los Angeles-based foursome offered its sun-kissed folk to a sold-out crowd in what the band said was its “largest theater performances to date.”

Shows of the Week // GO4FREE to Mac DeMarco, Panda Bear, Lord Huron or PHOX

Mac DeMarco, Panda Bear, Lord Huron & PHOX

Win a pair of free tickets to one of our “Shows of the Week” from April 13th-19th.

Outside Lands 2014: Lineup locks, likely acts & long shots

FESTIVAL RUMORS: As we inch toward springtime, some Bay Area music freaks (like us) are beginning to speculate who will be gracing the stages in Golden Gate Park come August.

12 reasons to grab a Noise Pop festival badge

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Noise Pop Festival, a week-long event spread out amongst the finest 22 venues in SF, makes for the finest extended independent music showcase on the West Coast.

Treasure Island Music Festival: Seven reasons to go big

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: From the top-notch lineup to the epic venue, here are seven reasons to “Go Big” for the 7th annual Treasure Island Music Festival.

High Sierra Music Festival’s fresh, new acts

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Here’s a look at 8 of the newcomers to High Sierra’s 23rd incarnation, set to take place at the Plumas County Fairgrounds in Quincy, CA between July 4th and 7th.

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.

New Music Tuesday: Ellie Goulding • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis • Tame Impala • Freelance Whales • Lord Huron • METZ

Ellie Goulding - Halcyon

Every Tuesday, we focus on new music releases by naming our top tracks and supplying the latest videos for select albums.