The 25 best live music acts of 2015

Best Live Acts of 2015

The 2015 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2015 — the following 25 acts are our favorite live performers of the year.

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Surfer Blood at The Chapel 6/8 (MON)

Surfer Blood

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at The Chapel on June 8th.

Help contribute to Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete’s GoFundMe campaign for cancer treatment

Surfer Blood - Thomas Fekete

Recently diagnosed with a very rare, aggressive and cancerous sarcoma, Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Feteke is currently undergoing a rigorous and extremely costly treatment process — and he needs your help.

Noise Pop 2015: Who made the ‘most’ of SF’s 12-day indie fest?


FESTIVAL REVIEW: Noise Pop never fails to create some of the most memorable experiences in live entertainment throughout the Bay Area each year.

10 takeaways from Shaun White’s first Air + Style on U.S. soil

Air + Style 2015

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Here are 10 things we took away from two action-packed days at Air + Style in Los Angeles.

Noise Pop 2015: Get the most out of San Francisco’s essential 12-day indie fest

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Get the most out of Noise Pop 2015! Take a gander at our top picks in music, film, photography and stage for the 12-day Bay Area festival.

WIN TICKETS: Surfer Blood at The Indy 10/22

WIN FREE TICKETS to Surfer Blood at The Independent in San Francisco 10/22.

2013 Outside Lands schedule announced!

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Here are 2013 Outside Lands’ biggest schedule conflicts and what you should see.

New Music Tuesday: Boards of Canada • Surfer Blood • CSS • Jagwar Ma • Gold Panda

The Bam Team breaks down new music releases from the week of June 11 2013: Boards of Canada, Surfer Blood, CSS, Jagwar Ma, Gold Panda.