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.

Back on the road, The Naked and Famous debut new songs at the Troubadour

The Naked and Famous

SHOW REVIEW: Playing the second of two sold-out nights in LA, the indie-electronic band gave fans a sense of what’s to come on its forthcoming third LP.

First City Festival continues to raise bar in second year

First City Festival

FESTIVAL REVIEW: FCF returned to Monterey for its second edition last weekend, and both artists and attendees quickly deemed it “the most peaceful and beautiful festival we’ve ever been to.”