Burger Boogaloo 2016: Rock & Roll Resurrection


The least shocking thing about Burger Boogaloo: Summer of Filth was that the gates opened late, and attendees lined up around the block to enter. After all, punk is not an abbreviation for punctual, and if the two-day price tag of $59, with headlining acts like The Mummies didn’t tip you off, this is not Read More

Don’t Miss Burger Boogaloo 2016, Coming June 25th-26th


This year’s Burger Boogaloo should be an event worth sweating through your polyester for. John Waters will return as host for a lineup stacked with the strange, anachronistic, outsider rock we have come to expect from Burger Records. The two-day festival in Oakland’s Mosswood Park features acts from the Bay Area and beyond ranging from Read More

[SXSW 2011] Corporate and Sponsored


Upon first glance the 25th anniversary of Austin’s South by South West (SXSW) was a huge success: higher attendance, especially within the interactive (technology) section, more day parties, and mostly (except this) good spirits. The festival known for spurring the careers of many bands has each year attracted more and more musicians both unknown and Read More

Ben & Jerry’s Team Up with Bonnaroo


Happy 4/20 everyone, and do I have a tasteful treat for you: This year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is going to be bigger, better and even more tasty. Today, the popular music festival that Rolling Stone called one of “50 moments that changed the history of Rock & Roll,” announced another monumental addition to Read More

No Sleep at SXSW 2010


Photos by Victoria Smith Gavin Glass flew twenty-two hours from his home in Ireland to perform at South By South West (SXSW). He brought two guitars, a suitcase full of foot pedals and equipment–but not enough clothes. This was his second time performing at the festival. Jet-lag set in early for him. Each night he Read More



SFCritic will be at South By South West (SXSW), which begins this Friday (music next Wednesday). We thought it fruitful to share with our readers, and for those fellow bloggers, the parties we’ll be attending, and suggest you attend. So readers, please follow us at Twitter to receive live updates, and bloggers, attendees of SXSW–holla Read More

Foreign Born at Rickshaw: Noise Pop 2010


All Photos by Victoria Smith Foreign Born, the shoegaze, folk-jammy rock that my photographer described sounded “like Tom Petty a little–oh wait, maybe Tom Waits,” headlined the Rickshaw for Noise Pop. Playing a lively set that was brightly fun, particularly for the cross-dressing hippies in the front-row, Foreign Born put on my favorite performance of Read More

Spoonful of Noise Pop 2010


The Noise Pop Festival begins TONIGHT, and while many will recognize names like Yoko Ono and Magnetic Fields, most of the bands remain relatively unknown. SFCritic decided it would be best to share a little who’s who to help our fans prepare for the festival. This is a great opportunity to get out of your Read More

Bonnaroo (not Bonnarroo) 2010 Lineup Announced


Tis the season for music festivals, and Tennessee’s Bonnaroo is no exception. The three day festival takes place in Manchester from June 10-13th, and features an eclectic list of bands: Jay Z, The Flaming Lips (Performing Dark Side of The Moon), Tokyo Police Club, Jay Electronica, Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, Regina Spektor, Read More

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