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Noise Pop 2018: A Bay Area indie culture celebration

Noise Pop 2018

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: The 26th edition of Noise Pop invades SF, Oakland and beyond this month to honor everything we love about the Bay Area.

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Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Zhu, Griz & Fever Ray lead Lightning in a Bottle’s 2018 lineup

Lightning in a Bottle - 2018 lineup

The Do LaB’s signature event will also welcome The Glitch Mob, SOFI TUKKER, tUnE-yArDs, NAO, Beats Antique and more this Memorial Day weekend.

PLANETARIUM send fans at Fox Theater Oakland on an emotional journey to the cosmos

PLANETARIUM

PHOTOS: The supergroup’s performance was accompanied by otherworldly visuals as it traversed the Solar System with quite a few emotionally charged songs.

A brash, confident homecoming for Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

PHOTOS: Thao Nguyen and her bandmates were well at ease, loose and visibly excited to play for their home city.

tUnE-yArDs put an end to summer, close out 2015 Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier

tUnE yArDs

PHOTOS: What better way to escape the heat than to watch tUnE-yArDs play the last free concert of the summer at the beach?

The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2014

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2014.

Showbams’ Top 50 albums of 2014

The Bam Team presents the Top 50 Albums of 2014. Yes, ALL of 2014 (ahem D’Angelo).

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.

tUnE-yArDs eye nonconformity through a glorious lens in SF

SHOW REVIEW: tUnE-yArDs’ focus on eyes as a motif suitably reflects Garbus’ immaculate confidence and control amid pervasive themes of subverting conformity and growing paranoia.

WKEND MIXTAPE V12: tUnE-yArDs • DJ Dan • DJ Food

Get your WKEND started RIGHT with new mixes from tUnE-yArDs, DJ Dan, and DJ Food.

New Music: tUnE-yArDs – Nikki Nack

“Nikki Nack is idiosyncratic soul music, and though not without its missteps, it’s alive in a way that little music today is.”