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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.

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Outside Lands 2017: Our 10th anniversary awards

Outside Lands 2017

FESTIVAL REVIEW: We hand out some hardware after the 2017 edition of Outside Lands.

Outside Lands 2017: Top 5 things to see, eat & drink

Outside Lands

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: We’ve outlined our top sets that you won’t want to miss, biggest scheduling conflicts, potential guest appearances and the best beverages to drink.

Outside Lands reveals its 2017 schedule

Outside Lands - 2017 schedule

The three-day festival has unveiled what every live music fan clamors for … set times!

Outside Lands reveals 2017 lineup, headlined by Metallica, The Who & Gorillaz

Outside Lands - 2017 lineup

Outside Lands is going BIG for its 10th anniversary with a lineup for the ages.

Missy Elliott, Björk, Frank Ocean & Nine Inch Nails to headline FYF Fest 2017

FYF Fest - 2017 lineup

Year after year, FYF Fest has continued to pull bigger and better artists. And in 2017, that trend will continue.

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.

Brainfeeder drops the funk on its Oakland brethren

Brainfeeder at the Fox Theater Oakland - Parliament Funkadelic

SHOW REVIEW: Boasting a stacked lineup led by founder Flying Lotus, the LA label showed why it’s one of the most important players in shaping the future of music.

WIN TICKETS: Thundercat at Mezzanine 5/10 (SAT)

Win a pair of free ticket to Thundercat this Saturday, May 10th at Mezzanine in SF.

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.

Showbams’ top shows of 2013

BEST OF 2013: The Bam Team looks back at our favorite shows that took place in the Bay Area music scene and beyond this year.

Thundercat’s intergalactic funk takes flight

SHOW REVIEW: Though Thundercat’s songs are stellar, it was his musicianship that stood out at The Independent.

WIN TICKETS: Thundercat at the Indy 11/13

WIN TICKETS to Thundercat at The Independent in San Francisco 11/13.

New Music: Thundercat – Apocalypse

“In an era when virtuosic instrumentation doesn’t mean as much as one’s ability to twist knobs and hit buttons, it’s refreshing to hear albums like Apocalypse.”