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Monterey Pop 50 pays tribute to the Summer of Love & the festival that started it all

Monterey Pop International Festival 50

PHOTOS: We all left with a sense of gratitude for the legendary festival’s impact on contemporary culture and how we see music today.

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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.

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.

In his new hometown, Jim James reminds us why he’s one of the most gifted songwriters out there

Jim James

SHOW REVIEW: The My Morning Jacket frontman is in rare company these days, amid a dying breed of guitar-rock gods like Jack White and Josh Homme.

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.

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.

First Times: Experiencing the Santa Barbara Bowl as My Morning Jacket take their game to the next level

FIRST TIMES: After waiting all those years to step inside the Santa Barbara Bowl, the whole show had felt like one big holiday to me.

Fruit Bats are back together and hitting the road this fall on My Morning Jacket’s latest U.S. tour

Fruit Bats

INTERVIEW: Opening for My Morning Jacket was an opportunity that Fruit Bats leader Eric Johnson couldn’t pass up when the offer was presented to him.

I heard the new My Morning Jacket album and it’s amazing

I went to a listening party in LA for the new MMJ album, with Jim James commenting after each song. Here’s what you can expect from the new album.

9 Sports Anthems for the 21st Century

BAM OF THE WEEK: With Super Bowl XLVIII upon us, we hunted nine contemporary and would-be sports Anthems from and for the 21st Century.

Jim James ignites The Fonda Theatre with ‘Monster’ mate Conor Oberst

SHOW REVIEW: The My Morning Jacket frontman was his normal weird self in LA, pulling songs from MMJ, Monsters of Folk and his solo LP.

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?

Ain’t no need for repeatin’ when My Morning Jacket play The Wiltern

My Morning Jacket

SHOW REVIEW: My Morning Jacket performed an epic three-night run at The Wiltern and delivered on their “Spontaneous Curation Tour” promise with rarities and bust-outs.

PHOTOS: My Morning Jacket @ The Wiltern 9/12

My Morning Jacket

PHOTOS: Check out our shots and the setlist from Night 2 of My Morning Jacket’s three-show run at The Wiltern.

PHOTOS: My Morning Jacket @ The Wiltern 9/11

PHOTOS: Check out our shots and the setlist from Night 1 of My Morning Jacket’s three-show run at The Wiltern.