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Our favorite performances from 2017

Best live shows of 2017 - The xx, Miguel, Moderat & Coldplay - featured

The 2017 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2017 — the following are our favorite performances of the year.

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SF Oysterfest 2017 serves up a stacked lineup of electronic-tinged indie pop

2017 SF Oysterfest Music Festival - featured

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Oysterfest truly has it all: great live music, food, drinks and a ticket price that is just right. So, what’s not to love?

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Passion Pit, KONGOS & Sir Sly at Oysterfest 7/1 (SAT)

Oysterfest 2017

Win a pair of free tickets to the 18th annual San Francisco Oysterfest on Saturday, July 1st.

SF Show of Week (Halloween edition) // GO4FREE to Passion Pit & RAC at The Masonic 10/30 (FRI)

Passion Pit & RAC

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at The Masonic on October 30th.

PHOTOS: Passion Pit at Fox Theater Oakland 10/21

PHOTOS: Passion Pit’s never-ending tour in support of their 2012 album continued at Fox Theater Oakland October 21, another example of what it takes for artists to make money in the current musical landscape.

FCF finds first-year success for five game-changing reasons

First CIty Festival

FESTIVAL REVIEW + PHOTOS: The inaugural First City Festival in Monterey, CA was a big success for five game-changing reasons — view over 170 artist and scene photos.

Coachella 2013: Predictions, wishes & rumors vs. reality

Showbams examines headliner reality & rumors, artists to see before they get big, possible EDM acts that won’t be in the Sahara Tent, and artists we hope to see at Coachella 2013.

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?

Best albums of 2012

BEST ALBUMS of 2012: Showbam contributors list their favorite albums of 2012, and we’ve averaged them together to create the Showbams Best Albums of the Year.

Best tracks of 2012

BEST of 2012: Our contributors list their Top 10 tracks from 2012. What was your favorite song from 2012?