Advertisements

Albums you’ll want to hear in 2017

2017 albums

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

Advertisements

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.

The National continue to prove they’re one of the best bands out there today

The National

SHOW REVIEW: Matt Berninger and company are on a keen path to continually evolving their sound as they age with their stunning catalog.

20 moments we won’t forget from Treasure Island Music Festival 2015

Treasure Island Music Festival 2015

FESTIVAL REVIEW: These epic sets will be ingrained in our brain for years to come.

Treasure Island Music Festival drops 2015 set times

Treasure Island Music Festival 2015

The two-day festival has released the set times for its 2015 edition, and attendees can now start filling out their schedules for next weekend’s festivities.

Treasure Island Music Festival releases 2015 daily lineups

Treasure Island Music Festival 2015

With the ninth annual Treasure Island Music Festival a little more than a month away, the two-day festival has released the daily lineups for its 2015 edition.

Treasure Island Music Festival unveils 2015 lineup featuring headliners The National, Deadmau5

Treasure Island Music Festival 2015

After bringing Outkast and Massive Attack to the bay last fall, Treasure Island Music Festival has released the lineup for its 2015 edition — and it’s another doozy.

The 25 best live music acts of 2014

The 2014 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2014 — the following 25 acts are our favorite live performers of the year.

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.”

The National showcase natural evolution, continue to inspire

SHOW REVIEW: The National’s shift from enigmatic indie group to a mainstream success is almost complete after witnessing the group’s magical performances in Berkeley.

Showbams’ 40 best albums of 2013

BEST OF 2013: Showbams presents our favorite 40 records of 2013, along with individual columnist top picks.

Outside Lands Music Festival 2013: Top Sets

FESTIVAL REVIEW + PHOTOS: The Bam Team recaps 36 shows from Outside Lands Music Festival 2013 and names the top sets of the weekend. Read 12 show highlights from each day and view candid festival eye-candy.

Outside Lands 2013: Five Friday Favorites

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Day 1 is in the books, and glorious sets by Paul McCartney, The National, Twenty One Pilots, Wild Belle and Houndmouth were witnessed.

2013 Outside Lands schedule announced!

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

New Music Tuesday: Daft Punk • The National • Majical Cloudz

The Bam Team breaks down new music releases from the week of May 21 2013: Daft Punk, The National, Majical Cloudz, Alpine.

Outside Lands 2013: 10 sets not to miss

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: From headliners to undercard up-and-comers, we name 10 acts performing at Outside Lands 2013 that should not be missed.

Outside Lands Music Festival 2013: Lineup rumors vs. reality

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Who will be performing at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park this August? We separate the rumors from reality.