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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.

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SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Japandroids at The Fillmore 3/15 (WED)

Japandroids

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at The Fillmore on March 15th.

Lightning in a Bottle drops 2017 lineup

Lightning in a Bottle 2017

The famed boutique festival has delivered another strong bill for its 12th year this Memorial Day weekend.

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.

A brash, confident homecoming for Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

PHOTOS: Thao Nguyen and her bandmates were well at ease, loose and visibly excited to play for their home city.

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Floating Points at Mezzanine 4/29 (FRI)

Floating Points

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at Mezzanine on April 29th.

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.

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.

2013 Outside Lands schedule announced!

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

Noise Pop preview: Indie music, film and art take over SF

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Showbams breaks down the headliners, emerging artists to catch before they blow up and cultural highlights as Noise Pop expands to 25 SF venues in its 21st year.