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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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White Denim sport new members but still can rock

White Denim

PHOTOS: With their seventh studio album, the Austin four-piece have found a new drive that is sure to take flight in 2016.

The best of Treasure Island Music Festival 2014

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Treasure Island Music Festival 2014 will be remembered for its triumphant headliners, along with its embrace of minimalist, finger-snapping electropop.

17 reasons to rage in the bay at Treasure Island Fest 2014

Treasure Island Music Festival

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: From the music to the location to the festival vibe, here are 17 reasons why you should rage in the Bay at TIMF 2014.

Treasure Island 2014 trends toward indie dance-pop

Treasure Island Music Festival

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Dance-oriented pop is taking over music festivals, while rock is beginning to die a slow death when it comes to many lineups.

Showbams’ 40 best albums of 2013

BEST OF 2013: Showbams presents our favorite 40 records of 2013, along with individual columnist top picks.

The Flaming Lips & Tame Impala deliver a Halloween Bloodbath at Bill Graham Civic

SHOW REVIEW: Both deal in the realm of psychedelic, weird music and the creation of lasting, memorable impressions. This was never more true than on Halloween in SF.

High Sierra Music Festival 2013: Top Sets

FESTIVAL REVIEW: High Sierra Music Festival keeps getting better every year with an incredible sense of community and diverse musical talents.

WIN FREE TICKETS to White Denim at The Independent 7/6

WIN FREE TICKETS to White Denim at The Independent Saturday July 6th.

High Sierra Music Festival’s fresh, new acts

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Here’s a look at 8 of the newcomers to High Sierra’s 23rd incarnation, set to take place at the Plumas County Fairgrounds in Quincy, CA between July 4th and 7th.