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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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ID10T Fest takes over the Silicon Valley tech bubble

ID10T Music Festival + Comic Conival 2017 - Girl Talk

FESTIVAL REVIEW: For one weekend, the inaugural ID10T turned Silicon Valley into Music and Comic Conival Valley with music, comics, comedy, cosplay and more.

Arroyo Seco Weekend drops inaugural lineup led by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Mumford & Sons

Arroyo Seco Weekend

For the past few years, there’s been talk about the city of Pasadena hosting a multi-day music festival. Now, those rumors have become a reality.

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.

Weezer, Panic! at the Disco show they still got it in front of a packed house at Shoreline Amphitheatre

Weezer

PHOTOS: Both bands brought plenty of fans to the outdoor venue, but Panic! at the Disco stole the show with a fantastic set and an amazing energy onstage.

Outside Lands 2015: Lineup locks, likely acts & long shots

Outside Lands 2015 speculation season may now commence.

BottleRock 2014: Don’t call it a comeback

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Never has a music festival jumped onto the 90’s nostalgia train like BottleRock did in 2014. Was this a smart move for one in the heart of wine country?

Decanting BottleRock 2014 before its return to Napa

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: The second year of BottleRock Napa launches May 30th with The Cure, OutKast, TV On The Radio, Deerhunter, Thee Oh Sees and many more.