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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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Treasure Island Music Festival 2016: The Good, The Bad & The Muddy

treasure-island-Treasure Island Music Festival 2016

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Here are the best, worst and most muddied (good ideas that ultimately went wrong) moments of TIMF 2016.

Treasure Island Music Festival releases 2016 lineup with headliners Sigur Rós, Ice Cube

Treasure Island Music Festival 2016

Treasure Island Music Festival is back for its 10th anniversary this fall, and after months of speculation, we now know who will be performing in 2016.

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.

Was FYF Fest 2015 the ‘best weekend of summer’? Here are 10 highlights from this year’s festival

FYF Fest 2015

FESTIVAL REVIEW: From everything we witnessed over two action-packed days, it felt like a major success.

Kanye West to replace Frank Ocean as headliner at FYF Fest 2015 this weekend

FYF Fest 2015

FYF Fest sent shock waves across the Internet less than two days before this weekend’s festival takes place.

FYF Fest unveils 2015 set times with later end times

2015 FYF Fest

After ending the two-day festival at midnight in previous years, FYF is taking things up a notch in 2015.

Skipping FYF Fest? You can still see all these shows

2015 FYF sideshows

If you’re not keen on catching headliners Frank Ocean and Morrissey at FYF but still want to see Bloc Party or The Jesus and Mary Chain without paying for a two-day GA pass, you’re in a bit of luck.

Purity Ring, BRAIDS give a sold-out Fox Theater Oakland everything it could hope for and more

Purity Ring

SHOW REVIEW: Canada took over the Fox Theater Oakland as Edmonton electronic duo Purity Ring and Calgary art rock band BRAIDS captivated a capacity crowd.

FYF Fest reveals 2015 lineup

FYF Fest 2015

The 12th annual FYF Fest once again promises a delicious distillation of indie, electronic, rap or rock acts. Although, this year seems to be pretty lean in the rock department.

Purity Ring – another eternity // Community Review

The Bam Team quick reviews Purity Ring’s second long player “another eternity.” Leave your own take to win free tickets to shows in SF.

Showbams Photography 2013: A year in review

BEST OF 2013: Take a look at some of the best live music photography snapped by Showbams photographers this year.

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.

First City Festival Fringe: Top 5 undercard acts for the fest’s first year

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: The first annual First City Festival in Monterey has some great undercard acts — be sure to get there early and witness these 5 groups.

Purity Ring command attention at The Independent

Photos: Since releasing their first LP to critical acclaim in 2012, Purity Ring has repeatedly proven themselves as auditory & visual innovators on the live circuit.

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.

Best tracks of 2012

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

PHOTOS: FYF Fest 2012

PHOTOS: We hit FYF Fest in LA last weekend to cover the two-day music festival for our very first time.

Best sets from FYF Fest 2012

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Find out who made our list of must-see acts at FYF Fest 2012 after the two-day event took LA by storm.

FYF Fest 2012: 10 not to miss

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: These 10 groups and artists are must-see acts at FYF Fest 2012.