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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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Phono del Sol turns the heat way up in 2017

2017 Phono del Sol Music Festival

FESTIVAL REVIEW: You want your Saturday to be served up scorching hot? Well, that’s what the masses at the seventh annual Phono del Sol got.

Phono del Sol 2017: Our list of do’s & don’ts

Phono del Sol 2017

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: We concocted a list of do’s and don’ts and curated our own playlist so that you can have the best time.

Bay Area talent shines at Phono del Sol in 2016

2016 Phono del Sol Music Festival - Born Ruffians

PHOTOS: The music festival proved yet again you don’t have to venture far to find great music in the Bay Area.

Phono del Sol goes bigger and better in 2015

2015 Phono del Sol Music Festival - King Tuff

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Fans and families alike were able to soak up the hot day while getting a chance to see some pretty epic bands.

SF locals Cool Ghouls add horn section at Phono del Sol

SHOW REVIEW + INTERVIEW: Cool Ghouls added a horns section for the first time at Phono del Sol, and Showbams spoke with bassist Pat Thomas about George Clinton and more.

Phono del Sol gets rowdy with Thee Oh Sees & YACHT

FESTIVAL REVIEW: With Thee Oh Sees and YACHT headlining the third year festival, moshing, crowd-surfing and dancing elevated Phono del Sol.