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.
Filed Under: Best of 2015, Editor's Picks, Featured Tagged With: Allen Stone, Alt-J, Bad Religion, Battles, BØRNS, Beirut, Belle and Sebastian, Best of 2015, Big Grams, Billy Idol, Black Lips, Blonde Redhead, Broods, Built To Spill, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Chet Faker, Chromeo, City and Colour, Classixx, Cold War Kids, D'Angelo, D'Angelo and the Vanguard, dam-funk, Damien Rice, Dan Deacon, Death Cab For Cutie, Deerhunter, Dengue Fever, Django Django, Dr. Dog, Eagles of Death Metal, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Empire of the Sun, Failure, Faith No More, Father John Misty, FKA twigs, Flight Facilities, Florence & the Machine, Glen Hansard, Goldroom, Gorgon City, Holly Herndon, Hot Chip, Interpol, Israel Nash, James Bay, Jamie xx, Jeff Tweedy, Jenny Lewis, JMSN, Jose Gonzalez, Jurassic 5, Kanye West, Kate Tempest, Kendrick Lamar, Kindness, King Tuff, Les Sins, Lord Huron, Lotus, Marina and the Diamonds, Miami Horror, Milky Chance, Modest Mouse, Morrissey, MS MR, My Morning Jacket, Natalie Prass, Neon Indian, Odesza, Of Montreal, Oneohtrix Point Never, Panda Bear, Penguin Prison, Phantogram, Portugal. The Man, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Purity Ring, Puscifer, Ratatat, Royal Blood, San Fermin, Shlohmo, Slow Magic, SOHN, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, STRFKR, Sturgill Simpson, Sufjan Stevens, Surfer Blood, Talib Kweli, Tame Impala, Tennis, The Black Keys, The Chemical Brothers, The Flaming Lips, The Glitch Mob, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Kills, Toro Y Moi, Tycho, Umphrey's McGee, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Viet Cong, Vintage Trouble, Vulfpeck, Widespread Panic, YACHT
Filed Under: Best of 2015, Editor's Picks, Featured Tagged With: Archy Marshall, BADBADNOTGOOD, Best of 2015, Caribou, Coachella, Coachella 2015, Coachella Music and Arts Festival, Deerhunter, Della Mae, DJ Paypal, DJ Spinn & DJ Taso, Father John Misty, FKA twigs, Fox Theater Oakland, FYF Fest, FYF Fest 2015, Great American Music Hall, Greensky Bluegrass, High Sierra Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival 2015, Hollywood Forever, Jack White, Jamie xx, Jeff Austin Band, Kendrick Lamar, Kishi Bashi, Lightning in a Bottle, Lord Huron, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Nicolas Jaar, Ought, Outside Lands 2015, Outside Lands Music Festival, Outside Lands Music Festival 2015, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, Protomartyr, Rickshaw Stop, Robyn, Santa Barbara Bowl, Silversun Pickups, String Cheese Incident, Symbiosis Gathering, Symbiosis Gathering 2015, Tame Impala, The California Honeydrops, The Chemical Brothers, The Dustbowl Revival, The Fillmore, The Independent, The Weeknd, Todd Terje, Todd Terje and the Olsens, Viet Cong
SHOW REVIEW: Amongst elated peers, adult entertainers and electronic music purists, SF most definitely went HARD on this night.