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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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Woods lead an eclectic night of music at The Chapel

Woods

PHOTOS: The Brooklyn folk rockers performed in support of their new album as Peacers and Golden Daze opened the show.

Showbams’ Top 50 albums of 2014

The Bam Team presents the Top 50 Albums of 2014. Yes, ALL of 2014 (ahem D’Angelo).

Outside Lands Day 3: Flume draws massive crowd, inspires tree dancing

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Flume drew a massive crowd that had one dude raging out in a tree, The Flaming Lips get weirder than ever and Spoon return to SF inspired with new material.

WIN TICKETS: Outside Lands 2014 night shows

Outside Lands fans

Keep the party going by winning a pair of tickets to the festival’s multiple after-parties around the Bay Area.

Outside Lands 2014 night shows: Keep it going ’til the AM

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: The music and revelry doesn’t have to end at Golden Gate Park — secure your night show tickets now to keep it going well after each day ends.

Outside Lands 2014 beer/artist pairings

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Here is a carefully curated list of artist/beer pairings that will even further accentuate each other at Outside Lands this year.

Outside Lands 2014 daily lineup highlights

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Still choosing which day might be best for you? Here’s our take on the headliner options, along with choice picks and reasons to get to Golden Gate Park early this August.

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?

Best tracks of 2012

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