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Run the Jewels spoil 5,000 fans in LA with special guests Zack de la Rocha, Danny Brown & more

Run the Jewels

SHOW REVIEW: As their sold-out show at the Shrine Expo Hall proved, El-P and Killer Mike have already reached hip-hop’s mountaintop in just a matter of four years.

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The 25 best live music acts of 2014

The 2014 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2014 — the following 25 acts are our favorite live performers of the year.

The best of Treasure Island Music Festival 2014

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Treasure Island Music Festival 2014 will be remembered for its triumphant headliners, along with its embrace of minimalist, finger-snapping electropop.

17 reasons to rage in the bay at Treasure Island Fest 2014

Treasure Island Music Festival

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: From the music to the location to the festival vibe, here are 17 reasons why you should rage in the Bay at TIMF 2014.

Treasure Island 2014 trends toward indie dance-pop

Treasure Island Music Festival

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Dance-oriented pop is taking over music festivals, while rock is beginning to die a slow death when it comes to many lineups.

BottleRock 2014: Don’t call it a comeback

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Never has a music festival jumped onto the 90’s nostalgia train like BottleRock did in 2014. Was this a smart move for one in the heart of wine country?

Decanting BottleRock 2014 before its return to Napa

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: The second year of BottleRock Napa launches May 30th with The Cure, OutKast, TV On The Radio, Deerhunter, Thee Oh Sees and many more.

Coachella 2014 Weekend 1: It’s officially festival season

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Coachella has grown to be so much more than simply just a “music and arts festival”, but it always retains the feeling that something special is happening on those grass fields.

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.

Coachella 2014 lineup: Emerging artists, throwback acts & potential collaborations

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Showbams digs into the Coachella 2014 lineup to breakdown the headliners, throwback acts, emerging artists, rare west coast appearances, possible collaborations & the EDM offerings.