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Moving Units celebrate rise of dance-punk in their hometown

Moving Units

SHOW REVIEW: Celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album, dance-punk outfit Moving Units let it all hang out at the El Rey, dipping even deeper into their catalog before calling it a night.

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Showbams’ top tracks of 2013

BEST OF 2013: Showbams contributors name their top 20 songs of the past year.

Showbams’ 40 best albums of 2013

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

Live music artists ignite the dawn of a smartphone backlash

TRENDS 2013: Our collective screen addiction & social media mentality are starting to suck the life out of the live music experience for fans and artists alike, but 2013 will be remembered as the year musicians fought back, establishing the battle of Instagram & iPhones vs. audience immersion.

Outside Lands Music Festival 2013: Top Sets

FESTIVAL REVIEW + PHOTOS: The Bam Team recaps 36 shows from Outside Lands Music Festival 2013 and names the top sets of the weekend. Read 12 show highlights from each day and view candid festival eye-candy.

2013 Outside Lands schedule announced!

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Here are 2013 Outside Lands’ biggest schedule conflicts and what you should see.

MIDTERM REPORT: Best Albums of 2013

BEST OF 2013: Is 2013 the year digital dance music makes the big leap, fully taking over the Top 40 but also ingraining itself into the hearts of critics?

Coachella Review: Top Sets Weekend 1

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Showbams recaps the most memorable shows at Coachella 2013 Weekend 1, and we name our top sets.

New Music Tuesday: Yeah Yeah Yeahs • Major Lazer • The Flaming Lips • The Oh Sees

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito

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

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.

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?