News in Music Blogs


In an effort to define SFCritic into a streamlined, user-friendly content, we will be running the “News in Music Blogs,” a weekly update of interesting blog posts, discussion topics, and event listings in the music blogging community. Think Largehearted Boy with a focus on San Francisco events, and only music topics. The catch, we want your voice. Read a post you want to share, have an event you think is appropriate for SFCritic, interested in continuing a larger online discussion, email us links, or comment below!

Bay Area

SFCritic recently caught up Sila and The Afrofunk Experience, who recently were awarded best “World Music” by the NAACP. Check back for the interview!, one of our favorite Bay Area show lists, is debuting a hot new event series at Milk (1840 Haight St – across from Amoeba Records). The kick-off is Thursday, March 11th and will feature local bands French Miami, White Cloud and Silian Rail. The show is free, and there will be awesome drink specials ($1 PRBs and select $3 pints). More information and an official RSVP can be found at: and

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke’s much-anticipated solo project Atoms for Peace has announced a handful of dates with Flying Lotus. The tour is visiting Oakland’s Fox Theater April 15, among a handful of others.


Hole, lead by the much maligned Courtney Love is planning their first big come-back show at SXSW this year. SFCritic will be there to cover it!

Broken Bells (consisting of Danger Mouse and James Mercer of The Shins) a new SFCritic favorite, brought their first single/video “The High Road” to Letterman.

MGMT announces secret events around the country, which apparently should be entitled, “big fail.”

Yeasayer’s video for the stand-out song on their album Odd Blood is out. Popjustice got the exclusive yesterday.