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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.

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Outside Lands 2016: Top sets, awards & what we overheard at Golden Gate Park

Outside Lands 2016

FESTIVAL REVIEW: As Outside Lands continues to set the bar high thanks to its innovative features, top-notch billing and overall experience, here are our favorite moments from 2016.

CRSSD unveils first phase of Fall 2016 lineup

CRSSD Festival - Fall 2016

The two-day music festival went back to curating a more electronic-focused lineup in March and has continued that trend with its latest bill of artists.

Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem & Lionel Richie to headline Outside Lands 2016 lineup

Outside Lands 2016

After rumors swirled in early 2016, Radiohead will indeed return to headline the ninth edition of Outside Lands along with LCD Soundsystem and Lionel Richie.

Mad Decent Block Party takes over a sold-out Greek Theatre Berkeley

Mad Decent Block Party - Greek Theatre Berkeley

PHOTOS: Mad Decent stepped up its block-party game in 2015, impressively selling out the Greek Theatre at U.C. Berkeley with an electronic-heavy bill of artists.

Is Lightning in a Bottle shedding its ‘boutique’ label to go mainstream?

Lightning in a Bottle

FESTIVAL REVIEW: The Do LaB has created one of the most unique experiences on the entire U.S. festival circuit, but whether LIB can maintain its “boutique” label remains to be seen.

Is the Lightning in a Bottle lineup becoming a mini version of Coachella’s?

Lightning in a Bottle

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: LIB has slowly but surely started to share more and more of the same artists that have recently graced the polo fields in Indio.

Five reasons why you won’t want to miss CRSSD

CRSSD Festival 2015

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Making its debut this spring, CRSSD Festival is the newest music festival to call California home. Here are five reasons why you’ll want to be there.