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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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Yeasayer bring their A game to The Fillmore

Yeasayer

PHOTOS: Hopefully their newest album title isn’t as much a foreboding message as it is a poetic concept.

Sasquatch! Music Festival releases 2016 lineup

Sasquatch Music Festival 2016

Returning to the majestic Gorge Amphitheatre over Memorial Day weekend, Sasquatch! has dropped another impressive bill for its 15th edition.

PHOTOS: Dispatch, Yeasayer at Frost Fest 5/17

PHOTOS: As the year comes to a finish on campus at Stanford, Frost Amphitheater played host to Dispatch, Yeasayer & Paper Void, an act comprised of Stanford students.

WIN TICKETS: Frost Music & Arts Festival with Dispatch, Yeasayer 5/17 (SAT)

Win a pair of free tickets to see Dispatch & Yeasayer at Frost Fest this Saturday at Stanford University.

WKEND MIXTAPE V5

WKEND MIXTAPE: We have three new mixes for you this week including the latest from Goldroom, one from Chris Keating of Yeasayer, and a throwback mix by Hollertronix (Diplo + Lowbudget).

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.

Yeasayer show mad love for SF at Mezzanine

Live Music Review: The love was reciprocal at Mezzanine in SF on Friday as Yeasayer played an intimate, performance-based set.

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.

Showbams’ best live music photography of 2012

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

Best tracks of 2012

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

Yeasayer’s Chris Keating says ‘Just go with the flow’

INTERVIEW: Chris Keating discusses methods for releasing music, creating fully immersive art experiences and participating in ‘La Blogotheque’ sessions and The Creators Project.

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.