blues rock

ZZ Ward brings her blue-eyed soul and “dirty shine” to The Independent


Halfway through ZZ Ward‘s set, she had the whole crowd singing along to “Charlie Ain’t Home,” a song in which she describes as too “sexy” and maybe a bit too promiscuous for a fan who said the song culminated in marriage. But for blues-rock singer ZZ Ward, it’s been a longtime coming since she last played in Read More

INTERVIEW: SF native Hanni El Khatib comes home to the Chapel tomorrow night


San Francisco born Hanni El Khatib is a vintage blues rocker in the vein of The Black Keys, but with a little dab of punk and funk.  He’s garnered more than 8 million spins on Spotify with his four releases, the most recent of which, Savage Times, is a collection of 5 EPs released throughout 2016 plus four Read More

The Stone Foxes @ The Chapel


The French Cassettes had the job of warming the crowd up on Saturday for the second night of The Stone Foxes residency at The Chapel, in San Francisco. This was not a problem for them as they came equipped with their fresh-faced and danceable brand of indie pop. Catchy tracks with tasty rhythms, like “We Read More

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


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

Nick Waterhouse at Verde Club


Nick Waterhouse and the Tarots shook, rattled and rolled at the Verde Club for their record release party of their debut album Time’s All Gone. Channeling the vibes of the late 50’s, Nick and Co. brought in a sold out crowd of enthusiasts for a revivalist performance that earns a hat tipping. This may be the next Read More

M. Ward at The Fillmore for Fauxchella [Photo Review]


On his way to Coachella while promoting his new album, A Wasteland Compilation, M. Ward played last night at San Francisco’s legendary venue, The Fillmore. SF Critic photographer, Victoria Smith basked in his blue rock glory. His new album is fantastic, and its first single, “Primitive Girl” higlights M Ward as a maturing and confidant vocalist. Read More