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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 best and worst of Lightning in a Bottle 2016

Lightning in a Bottle 2016

FESTIVAL REVIEW: With another edition of LIB in the books, here are our best and worst moments from 2016.

Will Lightning in a Bottle continue its rise in 2016?

Lightning in a Bottle 2016

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: As the lineup steadily improves each year, it’s no wonder why LIB has become one of California’s fastest-growing festivals.

Win Tix // GO4FREE to Lightning in a Bottle 2016

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Win a variety of prize packages to Lightning in a Bottle 2016 over Memorial Day weekend.

Lightning in a Bottle unveils 2016 lineup

Lightning in a Bottle 2016

Returning to San Antonio Recreation Area for a third straight year, LIB will once again take place over Memorial Day weekend — and this year’s bill is as strong as ever.

The 25 best live music acts of 2014

The 2014 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2014 — the following 25 acts are our favorite live performers of the year.

Rubblebucket’s Survival Sounds lifting indie act to the next level

SHOW REVIEW: Kalmia Traver is one of the best frontwomen in the business. She sings with passion, dances joyously, plays baritone sax and wins the adoration of nearly every audience member.

SF Shows of the Week // GO4FREE to Rubblebucket, J. Roddy Walston and The Business or Sinkane

Win a pair of free tickets to one of our “Shows of the Week” in SF from October 13th-19th.

Rubblebucket triumph through celebration of life and love

SHOW REVIEW: Kalmia and the Rubblebucket gang were an inspiration at The New Parish, producing a show that felt like musical therapy than a concert.

WIN TICKETS: Rubblebucket at the New Parish 11/7

Win a pair of free tickets to Rubblebucket at The New Parish this Thursday, November 7th in Oakland.

High Sierra Music Festival 2013: Top Sets

FESTIVAL REVIEW: High Sierra Music Festival keeps getting better every year with an incredible sense of community and diverse musical talents.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival: 10 best looking sets

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: From up-and-comers to living legends, here are the best looking sets at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2012, a free three-day music fest in Golden Gate Park.