Interviews

The Tropics

The Tropics Show Why They’re One of SF’s Most Promising Young Pop Acts

07/21/2014

Last Wednesday, local act The Tropics sent a bolt of lightning through the chapel in their opening set for the extremely talented Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas. The Tropics, a five piece act, are a band that several of us here at SFCritic took notice of with the release of the group’s first single “Sleepless.” Playing a blend Read More

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Wye Oak Drops The Guitars and Changes Everything for Shriek

07/11/2014

Baltimore duo, Wye Oak, headline The Phono del Sol Music Festival tomorrow with Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. Often labeled as indie folk rock after the huge success of 2011′s Civilian, new album Shriek has critics scratching their heads and searching for new ways to describe the band. Shriek’s departure starts with the duo’s minimal use of guitar (as Read More

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A Second Look at Matisyahu – An Interview with the Reggae Rapper

05/26/2014

Matisyahu reflected on his answers and changed his mind. After sending follow up questions to his original response via email, the American reggae singer provided rewritten answers. Likely concerned with the reception of his initial responses, he replied saying “Being judged and feeling misunderstood has been a recurrent theme in my life.” His image has been a focal point of his career. An Orthodox Read More

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At the Movies with Stones Throw – An Interview with Peanut Butter Wolf

03/27/2014

When Peanut Butter Wolf was 24, his friend and musical collaborator was murdered. Charizma died shortly after the duo had finished recording their album. At the time, Wolf, born Chris Manak, was still signed to Hollywood Basic (a division of Disneyland Hollywood Records) and the label wasn’t interested in distributing the album. Three years later, Read More

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Active Child Interview with Pat Grossi

05/29/2012

Combining choir music with hip hop and R&B isn’t typical for pop music, but Active Child isn’t typical. Active Child’s debut LP You’re All I See ventures into unforeseen musical territory, unless perhaps you knew Active Child’s story. Active Child, born Pat Grossi, as a kid sang in choir, but his love for music spawned from his Read More

Flight Facilities Interview with Hugo

04/05/2012

You might say Flight Facilities “took off.” Yes that’s a bad joke, but a good laugh couldn’t hurt you. Just ask Flight Facilities pilots, Hugo and Jimmy, who’ve cracked more than a few bad jokes during recent interview. (Like telling journalists they’re Calvin Harris or that they’re from Trinidad and Tobago even though they’re actually Read More

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