Noise Pop 2018: A Bay Area indie culture celebration

Noise Pop 2018

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: The 26th edition of Noise Pop invades SF, Oakland and beyond this month to honor everything we love about the Bay Area.

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Shabazz Palaces at Great American Music Hall 8/18 (FRI)

Shabazz Palaces

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at Great American Music Hall on August 18th. 

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.

Brainfeeder drops the funk on its Oakland brethren

Brainfeeder at the Fox Theater Oakland - Parliament Funkadelic

SHOW REVIEW: Boasting a stacked lineup led by founder Flying Lotus, the LA label showed why it’s one of the most important players in shaping the future of music.

PHOTOS: Shabazz Palaces at The New Parish 7/29

Shabazz Palaces

PHOTOS: Shabazz Palaces dropped by The New Parish to celebrate the release of their second-full length album, Lese Majesty.

WIN TICKETS: Shabazz Palaces at The New Parish 7/29 (TUE)

Shabazz Palaces

Win a pair of free tickets to Shabazz Palaces at The New Parish in Oakland on July 29th.

First Times: Experiencing Seattle’s music scene

Seattle skyline

FIRST TIMES: “With so much of my youth influenced by the musicians who have called this majestic seaport city home, it will always remain an important place for this music lover.”

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.