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Sturgill Simpson @ The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, Bay Area Approved Country

04/16/2015

Sturgill Simpson played in Santa Cruz to a sold out Catalyst last Friday, smack dab in the middle of a tour that has taken him from Indio to Sacramento in the last few weeks. The Fillmore will see some San Francisco-approved country this week, in a show that is close to sold out, but definitely Read More

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Photos: Getting Lost and Disoriented With Panda Bear @ The Independent

04/16/2015

Tuesday night brought Panda Bear out of the Coachella Valley to San Francisco for an intimate performance at the sold out Independent. Panda Bear, aka Noah Lennox of Animal Collective, not only captivates his audience with his music, but also with a kaleidoscopic visual display of swirling colors and images projected on a screen, and Read More

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Don’t Miss: Thursday’s Cal Academy of Sciences Nightlife Featuring Braille and Different Sleep

04/14/2015

California Academy of Sciences never fails to surprise us. They’ve figured out the perfect formula for an entertaining and educational Thursday night. We’re especially excited for Thursday’s NightLife event, Giant Nightlife. Their recent exhibit, Whales: Giants of the Deep, gives visitors the chance to “journey into the world of whales and see them in all their glorious Read More

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Chef Bronson’s Delicacies Delight at The Warfield

04/09/2015

New York got together with California to cook up a delicious hip-hop chowder on Tuesday evening. The city by the Bay served as the host for a meeting of the minds between Action Bronson, Earl Sweatshirt, and an entourage of guests.  The performers and crowd alike were riding high on the excitement of new releases, Read More

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Interview: Brooklyn’s Dreamers On Cosmic Rock, Touring With STP and New Music

04/09/2015

Brooklyn trio Dreamers are headed to The Fillmore tomorrow night supporting legends Stone Temple Pilots. It must be pretty awesome for an up and coming band to play the Paramount in Seattle and The Fillmore here in SF in back to back gigs. I also hope that while the guys are on tour with STP they take Read More

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Young Fathers Shake Things Up at The Independent 4/25 With Mas Ysa

04/09/2015

The Mercury Prize winning UK trio Young Fathers will be making a stop in San Francisco at The Independent on Saturday, April 25th. The group just released its newest album White Men Are Black Men Too on April 7th with the Big Dada label. The newest single from the album, “Shame,” embodies their hard to Read More

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The Max Savage Show – Live in Emeryville Thursday Night

04/07/2015

Apparently those of us who missed Episode One of The Max Savage Show are less prepared for the coming Golden Age, but all hope is not lost. Thursday night, Max Savage – once a contributing writer here at SFCritic, who has also contributed to La Blogotheque, NPR and the Bay Bridged – will host Episode Read More

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Song of the Day – “Drive With Your Eyes Closed” / A Band Called Quinn

04/06/2015

The song — “Drive With Your Eyes Closed” by A Band Called Quinn This tune hit me when I most needed a sultry beat to shake off a rough day, and in listening to it, I found it exemplifies itself. Literally driving with your eyes closed brings both exuberance and fear — I should do it; I shouldn’t Read More

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Solving The Grateful Dead’s Rubik’s Cube: An Interview with Dark Star Orchestra

04/06/2015

Dark Star Orchestra is set to play this Tuesday and Wednesday (April 7th and 8th) at the Great American Music Hall, and for anyone who is a fan of improvisational jam music – this is a must see. You can get an idea of what’s in store here. For those of you unfamiliar with the Read More

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