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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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Umphrey’s McGee keep the surprises coming while wrapping up their winter tour in LA

Umphrey's McGee

SHOW REVIEW: Umphrey’s McGee have never been ones to mail things in — and no, I’m not talking about if they use the postal service or not.

The 25 best live music acts of 2015

Best Live Acts of 2015

The 2015 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2015 — the following 25 acts are our favorite live performers of the year.

High Sierra celebrates 25 years in grand fashion

2015 High Sierra Music Festival

PHOTOS: High Sierra is a special event, made special by all those who make it what it is. It is exactly what many want in a festival and so much more.

Are Umphrey’s McGee LA’s quintessential jam band?

Umphrey's McGee

SHOW REVIEW: Los Angeles has never been known as a home for jam bands. But if there’s one jam band that could finally transform that notion, it might be Umphrey’s McGee.

PHOTOS: Umphrey’s McGee, The California Honeydrops at Fox Theater Oakland 3/8

PHOTOS: When progressive rock meets a jam mentality, one must be discussing road warriors Umphrey’s McGee.

Umphrey’s McGee display technical prowess at Fox Theater Oakland

Umphrey's McGee

SHOW REVIEW: The five-piece proved yet again that it is one of the most concise and consistent bands playing live.