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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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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.

The ‘EDM bubble’ may be bursting, but Pretty Lights remains a beacon of hope at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Pretty Lights

SHOW REVIEW: If there’s one electronic artist whom others should look to for inspiration, it’s unquestionably Pretty Lights.

Beats Antique, Lettuce join forces at Club Nokia to bring electronica and funk together for one night

Beats Antique

SHOW REVIEW: If there’s one constant running through both bands’ music, it’s their ability to make their fans move.

With SnowBall canceled again, why does Colorado still not have a large-scale music festival?

Snowball Music Festival

Now that SnowBall’s future looks rather bleak, it’s unclear whether a large-scale music festival will ever make its home in The Centennial State.

Is the Lightning in a Bottle lineup becoming a mini version of Coachella’s?

Lightning in a Bottle

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: LIB has slowly but surely started to share more and more of the same artists that have recently graced the polo fields in Indio.

WKEND MIXTAPE V7

Get your WKEND started RIGHT with mixes from Tensnake, DJ Nu-Mark, and Pretty Lights.

Pretty Lights with live band enhances the EDM experience in SF

SHOW REVIEW: Accompanied by a full band and his armada of laser-light visuals, Pretty Lights blasted through Thanksgiving weekend with two electrifying, back-to-back performances.

Live music artists ignite the dawn of a smartphone backlash

TRENDS 2013: Our collective screen addiction & social media mentality are starting to suck the life out of the live music experience for fans and artists alike, but 2013 will be remembered as the year musicians fought back, establishing the battle of Instagram & iPhones vs. audience immersion.

Outside Lands Music Festival 2013: Top Sets

FESTIVAL REVIEW + PHOTOS: The Bam Team recaps 36 shows from Outside Lands Music Festival 2013 and names the top sets of the weekend. Read 12 show highlights from each day and view candid festival eye-candy.

2013 Outside Lands schedule announced!

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Here are 2013 Outside Lands’ biggest schedule conflicts and what you should see.

Outside Lands 2013 beer/artist pairings

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Beer Lands at Outside Lands Music Festival returns for its second year, so we’ve paired local brew options with some of our most anticipated acts.

Coachella Review: Top Sets Weekend 1

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Showbams recaps the most memorable shows at Coachella 2013 Weekend 1, and we name our top sets.

Coachella 2013: What you should know before you go

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Check out our breakdown of the reunions and first-time performances, possible artist collaboration predictions and our can’t-miss sleeper acts from the bottom lines.