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Pond invigorate a sold-out crowd at The Echo

Pond

PHOTOS: The Aussie outfit’s punchy sound and attitude is exactly what rock ‘n’ roll needs right now.

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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.

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.

With confetti and fractals, Tame Impala blow minds at the Greek Theatre Berkeley

Tame Impala

SHOW REVIEW: Any time your photographer is told to “try not to get your head blown off by the confetti canons” while shooting from the photo pit, you know you’re in for a great night.

FYF Fest drops 2016 lineup, led by Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala & Grace Jones

FYF Fest 2016 lineup

If you thought Kanye West and Morrissey were big gets for FYF last year, the two-day music festival is going even bigger in 2016.

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.

The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2015

Caribou

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2015.

Outside Lands 2015 highlights: Eight years strong and feeling ‘fantastic’!

Outside Lands 2015

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Outside Lands has officially become a bar-setting force to be reckoned with on the festival circuit.

Tame Impala – Currents // Community Review

Tame Impala - Currents

The Showbams co-review this week is Tame Impala’s new record, Currents. Comment with your own quick review to win free tickets to shows in SF.

Sasquatch! continues to reign supreme as the Pacific Northwest’s premier music festival

Sasquatch! Music Festival

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Embracing the culture of the Pacific Northwest, Sasquatch! caters to the growing breed of indie-centric fans caring just as much about the festival experience (if not more) than the music itself.

Kevin Parker links to new Tame Impala track “Disciples” via intriguing reddit AMA

Tame Impala's Kevin Parker

Parker says the new Tame Impala LP “definitely has the most variation of any album I’ve done in the past”, offers refreshing take on music streaming.

Which 2015 Coachella artists will premiere new music on the polo fields?

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Going to Coachella? These 29 artists will likely unveil new material in Indio this weekend.

Tame Impala flash back to 80’s pop on new single

Tame Impala - 'Cause I'm a Man

The Australian neo-psych rockers continue to show why their third LP will be one of the most highly anticipated albums of 2015.

Outside Lands 2015: Elton John, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar are your headliners

The eighth Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival has unleashed the 2015 lineup, and it’s a winner.

Outside Lands 2015: Lineup locks, likely acts & long shots

Outside Lands 2015 speculation season may now commence.

Tame Impala offer more of the same at Fox Theater Oakland and we still love it

PHOTOS: Tame Impala arrived at Fox Theater Oakland with a bigger background canvas, and Kevin Parker now projects screen-saver like visualizations upon it with his lead guitar playing.

Tame Impala unveil new jams in LA despite faulty PA system

SHOW REVIEW: Returning to the U.S. this month for only four shows, Kevin Parker and company kept a more-than-appreciative crowd in LA on its toes with a number of new jams.

Aussie psych rockers Pond deliver perfection at The Indy

SHOW REVIEW: Rolling off the success of their sister group Tame Impala, Pond nails an hour-plus set at The Independent full of complicated, catchy favorites and extended jams.

Tame Impala ‘plagiarism’ coverage grasping for straws, clicks

ON THE MEDIA: Music blogs overshadow Tame Impala’s mini-tour announcement with borderline slander.

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.