Folk rock

Photos: Lake Street Dive, Ages and Ages Thrill Sold-out Fillmore

10/08/2014

Last night, The Fillmore hosted two fantastic sets from Lake Street Dive and Ages and Ages. We have been excited for this show for several weeks, but I have to admit that as a huge San Francisco Giants fan I was initially not happy to leave a big playoff game and head to the Fillmore. Luckily what I found there Read More

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

Photos by Pedro Paredes

Spanish Gold, Clear Plastic Masks and Local Upstarts Yesway Rock Rickshaw Stop

06/29/2014

Wednesday night, The City was treated to a solid trio of acts touring on amazing new albums. SFCritic photographer Pedro Paredes was armed with his camera, and I was sporting my Giants cap fresh off the Tim Lincecum no-hitter as we took in a show that, on paper at least, was a rather odd pairing of acts. The opener Read More

Photo by Tuomas Kopijaakko

Listen: Amen Dunes Releases New Album Love Tomorrow

05/12/2014

It’s Monday. All of us at one point or another hit that Monday slump where you just can’t accept the new work week. Luckily, there’s always new music to help us decompress and get us thinking like productive members of society again. This past week I’ve been checking out a preview of Amen Dunes’ upcoming album Love. I find the music a Read More

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Poolside to Play SF OysterFest May 10th

02/28/2014

Some good news this week for anyone looking forward to (not cheap) drinks and delicious oysters at this year’s San Francisco OysterFest. The organizers have announced the first two acts and things are looking pretty good. Indie folk band Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros is headlining and we also know that electronic pop duo 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

Animal Collective Live Review at Fox Theater 9/21/12

09/22/2012

Animal Collective’s performance was a bit of a carnival. The wide grinning stage arrangement was framed by huge illuminating teeth and a backdrop of cavernous jowls that drew the crowds’ attention to the ‘throat’ of the stage where Animal Collective stood. Psychedelic images flickered off the teeth in sync with Avey Tare’s crasp cries and Read More

Andrew Bird and Laura Marling at Fox Theater [Photo Review]

04/17/2012

The evening began with the British folk musician Laura Marling, whose simple set was a sweet, calming segue into Andrew Bird.Guitar in hand, she stood alone onstage and wooed the audience with each string plucked. Her old voice belies her youth. Then Andrew Bird took the stage alone and initiated the audience into his musical style, intricately Read More

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