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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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The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2017

Coldplay at Levi's Stadium

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2017.

Outside Lands 2017: Our 10th anniversary awards

Outside Lands 2017

FESTIVAL REVIEW: We hand out some hardware after the 2017 edition of Outside Lands.

Outside Lands reveals 2017 lineup, headlined by Metallica, The Who & Gorillaz

Outside Lands - 2017 lineup

Outside Lands is going BIG for its 10th anniversary with a lineup for the ages.

Real Estate bring chilled-out vibes to Santa Monica

Real Estate

PHOTOS: After touring along the West Coast this past spring, the five-piece from Ridgewood, N.J., afforded the perfect soundtrack on a tepid, summer night at the beach.

Sasquatch! continues to reign supreme as the Pacific Northwest’s premier music festival

Sasquatch! Music Festival

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Embracing the culture of the Pacific Northwest, Sasquatch! caters to the growing breed of indie-centric fans caring just as much about the festival experience (if not more) than the music itself.

Tennis serve up nostalgic pop and charm The Indy

Tennis

SHOW REVIEW: Summer came early in SF as the Denver indie-pop duo performed under draped string lights that stretched over the crowd, reminiscent of a sunny backyard BBQ.

Belle and Sebastian take crowd participation up a notch at the Greek

Belle and Sebastian

PHOTOS: Joined on stage by a group of roughly 50 fans who were invited to register online, the Scottish indie-pop band played songs from its latest album and also pleased fans with some other classic tunes.

Showbams’ Top 50 albums of 2014

The Bam Team presents the Top 50 Albums of 2014. Yes, ALL of 2014 (ahem D’Angelo).

Festival Review: Noise Pop 2014

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Noise Pop Festival 2014 has come and gone, and what a jam-packed week of music and merriment it was!

New Music Tuesday: Pharrell • The Men • Drive-By Truckers • Real Estate • Eagulls • Kimono Kult

Every Tuesday, we focus on new music releases by naming our top tracks, album highlights, lowlights and important takeaways for select albums.

Real Estate simply kick off U.S. tour at Noise Pop Fest

SHOW REVIEW: Real Estate launched their North American tour at Noise Pop Fest, debuting their very square stage setup at The Independent.

12 reasons to grab a Noise Pop festival badge

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Noise Pop Festival, a week-long event spread out amongst the finest 22 venues in SF, makes for the finest extended independent music showcase on the West Coast.

Treasure Island Music Festival 2013: Top sets

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Treasure Island Music Festival 2013 in review — 20 set recaps, seven shows named “Top Set” and 120-plus artist and scene photos.