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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.

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Fauxchella 2016: Coachella FOMO no mo’ in the Bay

M83 at Fox Theater Oakland

PHOTOS: For many music fans, Fauxchella remains the most optimal time to catch high-profile artists performing at their best.

Fauxchella Shows of the Month // GO4FREE to Hudson Mohawke, Savages or DMA’s

Hudson Mohawke & Savages

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Fauxchella Shows of the Month” in SF this April.

Goldenvoice announces 2016 Coachella sideshows

Coachella 2016 sideshows

Each and every April, Goldenvoice puts on a number of sideshows all around Southern California in support of Coachella, and 2016 will be no different.

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.

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.

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.

Showbams’ top shows of 2013

BEST OF 2013: The Bam Team looks back at our favorite shows that took place in the Bay Area music scene and beyond this year.

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.

Savages heighten contrast to achieve total live music immersion

SHOW REVIEW: Although a cellphone ban helps, it’s Savages’ masterful use of contrast that ensures total immersion in the moment.

Treasure Island Music Festival 2013 predictions

FESTIVAL SPECULATION: The 2013 Treasure Island Music Festival lineup drops May 28th, so who will perform? Take a look at our artist predictions for the Festival in the Bay.

New Music Tuesday: She & Him • Deerhunter • Savages • Mikal Cronin

She & Him - Volume 3

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

Savages display range and rage at The Independent

Photos: London-based Savages displayed range and rage that went through the roof at The Independent Thursday as the all-female quartet subvert gender stereotypes with ease.

Win Free Tickets: Savages at The Independent April 18

WIN FREE TICKETS to see Savages perform at The Independent April 18.

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.