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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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Our 10 favorite shows from the first half of 2017

Best live shows of 2017 - Radiohead, Sigur Rós, Ryan Adams & Run the Jewels - featured

The 2017 BAMS List: Showbams revisits the best performances we’ve witnessed over the past six months.

Ryan Adams & The Unknown Band remind us at LA’s Greek Theatre why we keep coming back for more

Ryan Adams

PHOTOS: The singer-songwriter treated fans to some extended full-band jamming, a couple of solo acoustic performances and his usual witty banter.

Albums you’ll want to hear in 2017

2017 albums

NEW MUSIC: The year starts off with a bang thanks to these forthcoming releases.

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.

Outside Lands 2016: Top sets, awards & what we overheard at Golden Gate Park

Outside Lands 2016

FESTIVAL REVIEW: As Outside Lands continues to set the bar high thanks to its innovative features, top-notch billing and overall experience, here are our favorite moments from 2016.

Outside Lands 2016: Our 10 favorite festival features

Outside Lands 2016

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Here are our 10 favorite features before the three-day music festival returns to Golden Gate Park.

Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem & Lionel Richie to headline Outside Lands 2016 lineup

Outside Lands 2016

After rumors swirled in early 2016, Radiohead will indeed return to headline the ninth edition of Outside Lands along with LCD Soundsystem and Lionel Richie.

Father John Misty wakes up, deletes ‘1989’

Father John Misty

Josh Tillman and company found themselves trending in the hearts and minds of the post-modern millennial class by releasing their Velvet Underground-inspired versions of the Ryan Adams/Taylor Swift ‘1989’ experiment in aesthetic appropriation.

The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2014

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2014.

Showbams’ Top 50 albums of 2014

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

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.

The 15 best stage banter spewing musicians in live music today

Who banters best? These 15 musicians are most interesting live music artists today that own the art of talking between songs.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014: Three hot days of treating SF

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass … It’s just one of those laissez-faire weekends in SF that works time and time again.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 proving to be as diverse as ever

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: From Ryan Adams to Deltron 3030 with The 3030 Orchestra to Social Distortion, variety is the key word for Hardly Strictly 2014 in SF this October.

Showbams’ best shows of 2012

BEST SHOWS of 2012: Our contributors reflect on the best live music they witnessed in 2012 and list their favorite shows. What was your favorite show of 2012?