Our favorite performances from 2017

Best live shows of 2017 - The xx, Miguel, Moderat & Coldplay - featured

The 2017 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2017 — the following are our favorite performances of the year.

AIR celebrate ‘twentyears’ at The Masonic


SHOW REVIEW: It was a no-brainer to catch the French downtempo/space-rock project for what could be the last time in the Bay Area.

Iggy Pop isn’t letting age slow him down on his ‘Post Pop Depression Tour’

Iggy Pop

SHOW REVIEW: It was one of those magical concerts so engrossing that you completely lose track of time.

Noise Pop 2016: Relive the festival frame by frame

Noise Pop 2016 - Heartwatch

PHOTOS: Navigating through more than 100 acts across the Bay Area, we take a look back at this year’s best highlights.

Noise Pop 2016 Shows of the Week // GO4FREE to Metric, Parquet Courts, Cayucas, DIIV & more


Win a pair of free tickets to our “Shows of the Week” for Noise Pop 2016.

Noise Pop 2016: Daily picks & flavors of the week

Noise Pop 2016

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: To get you ready for all the Noise Pop festivities throughout the Bay Area, we present our daily picks and flavors of the week.

Glen Hansard casts a spell on his SF fans

Glen Hansard

SHOW REVIEW: That feeling you will take away from Glen Hansard’s live show will stay with you for days and weeks, like a warm sweater of good.

SF Show of Week (Halloween edition) // GO4FREE to Passion Pit & RAC at The Masonic 10/30 (FRI)

Passion Pit & RAC

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at The Masonic on October 30th.

Fruit Bats are back together and hitting the road this fall on My Morning Jacket’s latest U.S. tour

Fruit Bats

INTERVIEW: Opening for My Morning Jacket was an opportunity that Fruit Bats leader Eric Johnson couldn’t pass up when the offer was presented to him.

Old Crow Medicine Show’s sweat sound & punk-rock energy even gets security dancing at The Masonic

PHOTOS: “My ears heard the sweet sounds of an Americana string band, but my eyes saw the energy of a punk-rock band taking over stage and audience.”

Beck opens for himself to launch The Masonic in SF

SHOW REVIEW: SF’s newest music venue, The Masonic atop Nob Hill, was christened on Friday night with Beck segmenting his show into the mellow “Morning Phase” and the rock radio hits.