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OCS (AKA Thee Oh Sees) Team up with Ty Segall and Shannon Lay for 2 Shows Benefiting Coalition on Homelessness

10/06/2017

If you are like me, the year 2017 has often left you asking yourself what more can I do to help out locally, nationally and beyond. With everything going on in the world, we all need to pitch in where we can; after all we are in this together. That sentiment is definitely not lost Read More

John Waters Hosts Burger Boogaloo This Weekend in Oakland With Help From Iggy Pop, Buzzcocks, X and More

06/29/2017

At SFCritc Burger Records’ Burger Boogaloo has always been one of our favorite local events. Personally, some of my favorite all-time pictures to grace our pages were from last year’s sets. This year John Waters is back to host an amazing lineup featuring legends like Iggy Pop and Buzzcocks and some local favorites including Shannon & the Read More

Eve Fleishman brings dreamy folk-tinged jazz to Monument Saturday

03/23/2017

If you’ve been feasting on a steady diet of indie and pop, do yourself a favor and cleanse your palette with the sweet sounds of Eve Fleishman. She’ll be playing through her newest album, Atmospheric Epic on Saturday night at Monument.  Fleishman’s sound resembles contemporary greats like Nora Jones and Alison Krauss, while also harkening back to another Read More

Shigeto, on making the 20′ in front of him a better place / @ The Midway 3/18

03/15/2017

Zach Saginaw, known by his middle name/moniker Shigeto, let me know right away that he had just returned, “about 20 hours ago”, from playing shows in Shanghai and Hong Kong, and that yesterday was both his birthday and the night of his ongoing residency (with friends) at Motor City Wine bar in Detroit. But over Read More

Fundraiser for Bay Area Women & Children’s Center @ Great American Thurs 3/16

03/15/2017

Kendra McKinley, Vanwave, and the Rainbow Girls co-headline an amazing night of music at the Great American Music Hall this Thursday night in support of the Bay Area Women and Children’s Center (BAWCC). BAWCC provides services to some of the most vulnerable San Franciscans, providing clothing, health services and more to women and children in Read More

Ticket Giveaway: Win a Pair of Tickets to The Knocks @ The Fillmore February 9th

01/23/2017

The Knocks are hitting the ground running in 2017, kicking off a North American tour and releasing new EP, Testify, February 3rd. This is the first headlining tour for the NYC-based duo since finishing up a European tour supporting Justin Bieber, and it seems to have really given them a bump in audience. Their newest release Read More

Noise Pop shows some major local love

01/15/2017

The beloved local festival Noise Pop just made its 4th announcement of acts it will be hosting February 17-27th — including 50+ Bay Area bands.  Known for bringing both huge names in indie music and highlighting great local bands, this year – the festival’s 25th happening all across the city – is going to be one Read More

The First Church of the Sacred Silversexual’s 7th Annual Bowie Birthday Bash – two nights at The Chapel

01/04/2017

The First Church of the Sacred Silversexual’s 6th Annual Bowie Birthday Bash took place on January 9th last year; one day before the unexpected passing of its musical deity David Bowie. Since then we’ve also lost Prince, George Michael, Sharon Jones, Leonard Cohen, Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White, Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner, Glenn Frey,  Phife Read More

The Easy Leaves Country Western Revival aka Western Winter Formal @ GAMH 1/7

01/03/2017

Country music has many faces, and none so damn good looking and Bay Area-grown as The Easy Leaves. With their ability to weave vernacular poetry and honky tonk jam, you’ll think you’d stepped into Robert’s Western World in Nashville. Now, it’s time pull on your boots, warm up with some whiskey and head out to the Read More

Wet Release New Songs “The Middle” and “Turn Away” Ahead of Mezzanine Show 11/4

10/21/2016

Indie electronic trio Wet has blessed our Friday with a couple of new tracks. For those unfamiliar with the Brooklyn-based group, its brand of electronic pop drips with emotion, often using sparse tracking and haunting, melancholy lyrics to evoke strong feelings. Wet released Don’t You, its debut LP earlier this year featuring updated recordings of some Read More

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