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Yesway “Howlin’ Face” the New Bay Area Band You Need To Hear

04/16/2014

We’ve been eagerly awaiting Yesway’s album ever since we were introduced to their single “Woahocean.” With the self-titled album’s release date (June 3rd) nearing, the best friend duo of Emily Ritz and Kacey Johansing have released today one of its singles entitled, “Howlin’ Face.” Their sound wanders into the avant-guard realms inhabited by Dirty Projectors and Animal Collective‘s Read More

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Jamie xx “Sleep Sound” Official Video – A Film About Silence & Beauty

04/13/2014

Earlier this week, Jamie xx released a video for his upcoming single “Sleep Sound.” The London based producer, better known for his work in the band The xx, may have met his creative–visual–match in Sofia Mattioli. At the beginning, the director explains her video’s muse, ”I was on a train listening to music, getting deep into it, Read More

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New Music by Craft Spells, SIREN and Chrome Sparks

04/06/2014

Yes its Sunday and many of us have to work tomorrow, but lets look on the bright side. It’s a beautiful day in SF, Game of Thrones returns tonight and we have some great new music to listen to! First up is Craft Spells new track “Breaking the Angle Against the Tide.” The Seattle-based indie Read More

Watch Wild Ones “Paia” Video

04/01/2014

Another gem from Wild Ones, the Portland pop band that captivated us here at SFCritic with their cover of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” Today, the group shared with us their music video for “Paia,” which you can download for free on their track Soundcloud. They’re currently on tour supporting Typhoon, but for some unfortunate reason Read More

Chrome Sparks Skirts SoundCloud With Delightful ‘Fixtape’

03/26/2014

For the first forty-five seconds of Chrome Sparks mix, Solé Fixtape Vol. 24 –he’s just talking. Why? Soundcloud has a rule that if you use a mix that samples music that wasn’t cleared–well, that’s not ok. So Chrome Sparks, born Jeremy Malvin, found a way to skirt the rule: talk. All jokes aside, this mix is fantastic. The Michigan Read More

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Singer-storyteller, FOREST SUN, sings across the Golden Gate with INGRID SERBAN

03/24/2014

Forest Sun is a rambling man who tucks himself away in a one room cabin in the hills of Mill Valley, CA. “I don’t go looking for shows anymore. I let them ask me. I want to play for people that want to listen.” Accompanied by Transylvanian chanteuse Ingrid Serban, Forest has just released his Read More

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Grab Your Tambourine and Check Out “The Stone” by Terraplane Sun

03/20/2014

Today Venice, CA based Terraplane Sun announced its upcoming album Generation Blues. As the album title suggests, the group plays a kind of modern indie blues rock with some great dancing potential. They also dropped the single “The Stone” which you can check out below. The track has a great beat and a ton of great energy and Read More

Beck Tour 2014 for Morning Phase

03/12/2014

We don’t often share tour dates, but in the case of Beck we hope this is seen as a plea to his troupe to add a Bay Area date. (Beck, please add a Bay Area date.) As an artist who’s catalogue remains fresh, even fifteen years later, Beck’s latest album Morning Phase is no different. The highly Read More

5 Awesome Shows in the Next 2 Weeks (That Aren’t Yet Sold Out)

02/15/2014

This post is trying something a little different. Mostly I post photos and reviews of shows I went to and had a great time at, but today I wanted to help anyone in SF discover some great acts coming to town that you might not know you will love. We all know that Broken Bells Read More

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