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Desert Daze 2018: A stacked lineup & new location for one of California’s premier boutique festivals

Desert Daze 2018

Win a pair of free tickets to the three-day music festival at Moreno Beach on October 12th-14th.

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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.

Desert Daze 2017: Another stellar year for one of California’s premier music festivals

Desert Daze 2017

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Led by Iggy Pop, Spiritualized and more, the sixth edition of this psych-rock and garage-rock extravaganza was quite a doozy.

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.

Noise Pop 2017: Celebrating 25 years of Bay Area indie culture

Noise Pop 2017

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: We have locked in our top picks for the Bay Area festival’s happy hours, art shows, films and concerts.

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.

Our 10 favorite shows from the first half of 2016

Best live shows of 2016

The 2016 BAMS List: Showbams revisits the best performances we’ve witnessed over the past six months.

Ty Segall shows us how to rock — and rock hard

Ty Segall & The Muggers

SHOW REVIEW: The riffs were heavy, the sound was crunchy and the atmosphere was pure, unadulterated rock ‘n’ roll.

Albums you’ll want to hear in 2016

2016 albums

NEW MUSIC: There’s plenty of ear candy that’s already set to be released this year.

Showbams’ Top 50 albums of 2014

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

Thee Oh Sees shock SF with a blazing show, startling news

SHOW REVIEW: What started as just another Thee Oh Sees show ended up being more than the sum of its parts as the band announced some sudden news that shook up local music fans.

Win Free Shows: Ty Segall at The New Parish • Gold Fields at Mezzanine

WIN FREE TICKETS to Ty Segall at New Parish or Gold Fields at Mezzanine Thursday, September 5.

Coachella 2013: Predictions, wishes & rumors vs. reality

Showbams examines headliner reality & rumors, artists to see before they get big, possible EDM acts that won’t be in the Sahara Tent, and artists we hope to see at Coachella 2013.