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Hard Kn(ox): The Knocks and Cardiknox Team up for East-Meets-West Dance Party at Independent Feb 9-11

02/04/2016

It’s no secret that we expect big things from The Knocks when they release their first full LP in March. In fact, the electronic dance duo may be New York’s worst kept secret at this point, after scoring big on the dance charts with “Classic” last summer and then again this summer with the Fetty Read More

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PREMIERE: “Meteorite” from The Y Axes – playing Milk Bar on 1/29

01/26/2016

SF Critic is excited to premiere the new single, “Meteorite,” from San Francisco band The Y Axes. These are an infectious three listening minutes; a dreamy pop-wave anthem for your upcoming trip to the outer edges of the cosmos. The band – self-described post-apocalyptic alternative pop, making music not for the future, but of the future – orbits Read More

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Photos: The Devil Makes Three at the Fox on Friday Night was a Real Family Affair

01/26/2016

A different breed of bluegrass crawled out of the Santa Cruz mountains in 2002, and with it, The Devil Makes Three dragged the genre into the 21st century. The three piece string-band made its return to the Bay Area on Friday night after a phenomenal 2015 and turned in a real barnburner at The Fox. Read More

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Anderson .Paak PAAKS the House @ 1015 Folsom

01/26/2016

Sorry not sorry about that headline… too goddamn easy. Last Thursday night, breakthrough hip-hop & soul star Anderson .Paak fired up a crowded house at 1015 Folsom with his funky backing band The Free Nationals. The free show was the official release party for his excellent sophomore album Malibu, released just a week earlier. Word is there were over 5000 Read More

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Greasy, Dynamic, Hard Hitting Grooves: An Interview with Jazz Band FORQ

01/23/2016

It’s easy to compartmentalize music. There’s crazy rock bands. There’s laid back, sit still-and-reflect jazz bands. There’s hip-hop, there’s jam. There’s a million “distinct” categories. But every once and a while you find a band that’s something else.  Music that can satisfy the rocker and jazz snob in all of us. And if you’re in the Bay Read More

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Photos + Review: Ty Segall Brings His Supergroup (Including King Tuff, Mikal Cronin) to The Fillmore

01/21/2016

Ty Segall and his band of Muggers stopped by the Fillmore earlier this week for two nights of debauchery, and San Francisco loved every second of it. If you’re not familiar with Ty Segall, the guy is an absolute machine. He’s put out eight solo albums, has played in (no joke) eight other bands and Read More

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Interview: The Coffis Brothers Talk Music and Santa Cruz Ahead of Jan 27 Show at Slim’s

01/18/2016

2015 was a big year for The Coffis Brothers, folky-blues rockers from the Santa Cruz mountains. They played with some of their musical heros and at venerable local venues like The Fillmore. We can look forward to an even bigger 2016 and they are kicking off the year at Slim’s Wednesday January 27th with Roem Read More

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Ty Segall and the Muggers are Coming to the Fillmore on Jan 18 + 19

01/17/2016

Ty Segall is back in the Bay Area this week at the Fillmore on Monday and Tuesday (the 18th and 19th of January) with a new project, Ty Segall and the Muggers. The group recently gave us a sneak peek of their album, Emotional Mugger, this past Wednesday on NPR’s First Listen. Give it a listen Read More

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The Lovemakers + Scissors for Lefty @ Bottom of the Hill cancer fundraiser

01/16/2016

F*ck Cancer. Seriously. Indiscriminately grabbing at our loves and lives and wreaking havoc. In the midst of the turmoil cancer brings into a person’s life – and that of their family and friends – local non-profit entertainment organization Alternative Cure seeks to bring music by providing free tickets to concerts … and thus a moment’s reprieve from Read More

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Forget Your New Year’s Resolution, Celebrate Whiskey & Good Music with The Devil Makes Three January 22nd and 23rd at The Fox

01/10/2016

Well, one week. It was good while it lasted, but it’s time to get into a little trouble. And, dammit, if you’re gonna do wrong, buddy, do wrong right. If you want to raise a little ruckus this month, do it right by checking out The Devil Makes Three at the Fox Friday (1/22) and Saturday(1/23). Read More

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