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The Bam Team’s 5 Favorite Shows, Albums & Songs of 2018

David Byrne at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Showbams presents The Bam Team members’ favorite shows, albums and songs from 2018.

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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.

Treasure Island Music Festival releases 2016 lineup with headliners Sigur Rós, Ice Cube

Treasure Island Music Festival 2016

Treasure Island Music Festival is back for its 10th anniversary this fall, and after months of speculation, we now know who will be performing in 2016.

Wild Nothing leave their SF fans dreaming for more

Wild Nothing

PHOTOS: As the brains behind the band, Jack Tatum’s effortless musicality immediately captivated the capacity crowd at The Independent.

FYF Fest drops 2016 lineup, led by Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala & Grace Jones

FYF Fest 2016 lineup

If you thought Kanye West and Morrissey were big gets for FYF last year, the two-day music festival is going even bigger in 2016.

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.

Quit your job and travel: 11 songs for inspiration

Sometimes you just have to take a leap. Quit your job, say goodbye to your friends, spend most of your money and go have the time of your life.

New Music Tuesday: Vampire Weekend • Wild Nothing • Wampire • Snowden

Vampire Weekend - Vampires of the City

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

Coachella 2013: What you should know before you go

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Check out our breakdown of the reunions and first-time performances, possible artist collaboration predictions and our can’t-miss sleeper acts from the bottom lines.

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.

Best tracks of 2012

BEST of 2012: Our contributors list their Top 10 tracks from 2012. What was your favorite song from 2012?

PHOTOS: FYF Fest 2012

PHOTOS: We hit FYF Fest in LA last weekend to cover the two-day music festival for our very first time.

Best sets from FYF Fest 2012

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Find out who made our list of must-see acts at FYF Fest 2012 after the two-day event took LA by storm.

FYF Fest 2012: 10 not to miss

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: These 10 groups and artists are must-see acts at FYF Fest 2012.

New Music Tuesday: Swans • Wild Nothing • Matthew Dear • Dan Deacon • Divine Fits

Swans - The Seer

Every Tuesday, we focus on new music releases by naming our top tracks and supplying the latest videos for select albums.