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Our 10 favorite shows from the first half of 2017

Best live shows of 2017 - Radiohead, Sigur Rós, Ryan Adams & Run the Jewels

The 2017 BAMS List: Showbams revisits the best performances we’ve witnessed over the past six months.

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After more than 30 years, The Flaming Lips are still one of music’s most wildly entertaining live acts

The Flaming Lips

SHOW REVIEW: Wayne Coyne and company are one of those bucket-list bands every live music fan should see at least once.

After making Coachella history, Klangstof are blazing a trail for other Dutch indie bands

Klangstof

INTERVIEW: Being the first Dutch band to ever perform at Coachella is already paying huge dividends back home for this Amsterdam outfit.

Albums you’ll want to hear in 2017

2017 albums

NEW MUSIC: The year starts off with a bang thanks to these forthcoming releases.

With SnowBall canceled again, why does Colorado still not have a large-scale music festival?

Snowball Music Festival

Now that SnowBall’s future looks rather bleak, it’s unclear whether a large-scale music festival will ever make its home in The Centennial State.

Bay Area music fans ring in 2016 at The Big One

The Big One

SHOW REVIEW: We were on the scene to revel in what easily was the Bay Area’s wildest NYE 2015 party, and here are our favorite highlights from the night.

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to The Big One at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 12/31 (THUR)

The Big One SF

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on December 31st.

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.

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

Air + Style - Shaun White

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

Outside Lands Day 3: Flume draws massive crowd, inspires tree dancing

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Flume drew a massive crowd that had one dude raging out in a tree, The Flaming Lips get weirder than ever and Spoon return to SF inspired with new material.

Outside Lands 2014 beer/artist pairings

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Here is a carefully curated list of artist/beer pairings that will even further accentuate each other at Outside Lands this year.

Outside Lands 2014 daily lineup highlights

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Still choosing which day might be best for you? Here’s our take on the headliner options, along with choice picks and reasons to get to Golden Gate Park early this August.

Outside Lands 2014: Lineup locks, likely acts & long shots

FESTIVAL RUMORS: As we inch toward springtime, some Bay Area music freaks (like us) are beginning to speculate who will be gracing the stages in Golden Gate Park come August.

Showbams Photography 2013: A year in review

BEST OF 2013: Take a look at some of the best live music photography snapped by Showbams photographers this year.

The Flaming Lips & Tame Impala’s Halloween Bloodbath

PHOTOS + SHOW REVIEW: The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala and White Denim all deal in the realm of psychedelic, weird music and the creation of lasting, memorable impressions. This was never more true than in San Francisco on Halloween.

New Music Tuesday: Yeah Yeah Yeahs • Major Lazer • The Flaming Lips • The Oh Sees

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito

Every Tuesday, we focus on new music releases by naming our top tracks, album highlights, lowlights and important takeaways for select albums.

Bridge School Benefit 2012: Sunday Highlights

LIVE REVIEW: The Bridge School Benefit delivered more musical gems Sunday, with stand-out performances from The Flaming Lips, Guns n’ Roses, Jack White & Foster the People.