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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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Fauxchella 2016: Coachella FOMO no mo’ in the Bay

M83 at Fox Theater Oakland

PHOTOS: For many music fans, Fauxchella remains the most optimal time to catch high-profile artists performing at their best.

Goldenvoice announces 2016 Coachella sideshows

Coachella 2016 sideshows

Each and every April, Goldenvoice puts on a number of sideshows all around Southern California in support of Coachella, and 2016 will be no different.

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.

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.

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.

Showbams’ top shows of 2013

BEST OF 2013: The Bam Team looks back at our favorite shows that took place in the Bay Area music scene and beyond this year.

Showbams’ best live music photography of 2012

BEST of 2012: Take a gander at our favorite contributor photos from 2012.

Showbams’ best shows of 2012

BEST SHOWS of 2012: Our contributors reflect on the best live music they witnessed in 2012 and list their favorite shows. What was your favorite show of 2012?

Treasure Island Music Festival: 10 best sets

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Saturday didn’t have an obvious header, and Sunday had a seemingly weak under-card. But both days delivered.

Treasure Island Music Festival: 10 best-looking sets

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: View video evidence of the 10 best-looking sets at Treasure Island Music Festival.
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Best sets from FYF Fest 2012

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Find out who made our list of must-see acts at FYF Fest 2012 after the two-day event took LA by storm.