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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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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 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).

Parquet Courts, White Fence share an exciting bill at GAMH

SHOW REVIEW: Each band brought fueled-up performances to a mix of youthful punkers and savvy critics as head-banging, moshing and shoe-gazing all had a place on this evening.

WIN TICKETS: White Fence // Parquet Courts at Great American Music Hall Thursday 1/16

Win Tickets to Parquet Courts and White Fence at Great American Music Hall Thursday 1/16.

New Music Tuesday: James Blake • Jake Bugg • The Knife • Kurt Vile • The Dear Hunter • White Fence

James Blake - Overgrown

Every Tuesday, we focus on new music releases by naming our top tracks, album highlights, lowlights and important takeaways for select albums.

Showbams’ best live music photography of 2012

BEST of 2012: Take a gander at our favorite contributor photos from 2012.

Showbams’ best shows of 2012

BEST SHOWS of 2012: Our contributors reflect on the best live music they witnessed in 2012 and list their favorite shows. What was your favorite show of 2012?

White Fence continues the psychedelic garage trend in SF

LIVE REVIEW: White Fence played the Rickshaw Stop Friday, & Tim Presley adds another layer to the argument that San Francisco is the epicenter of psychedelic garage rock.

Father John Misty, The Dodos & Geographer set a dreamy tone on Treasure Island

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Bay Area music fans were treated to a free mini-fest on Treasure Island. The Dodos, Geographer, Father John Misty and White Fence played unique sets that delivered.