Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) brought the funk two nights in a row to The Independent


There aren’t many shows that leave me reeling for hours and staying up all night because of the energy it instilled in me, but Tuxedo was something else. Playing two sold-out nights in San Francisco at The Independent, soul-funk band Tuxedo, made up of Grammy-nominated soul singer and artist Mayer Hawthorne and hip-hop producer Jake One (50 Read More

Photos: Miami Horror Worth the Wait at The Independent


Miami Horror redefined high energy Wednesday night at The Independent with a raucous set that had the crowd dancing deep into the night. When I say the show was worth the wait I’m referring both to the 11:25 set start time on a school night and the fact that I have been trying to see Read More

After Years of Putting in Work, The Knocks are Poised for a Huge 2015


Earlier this month, I was checking Twitter (as I often do every minute of my waking life), and I saw The Knocks tweet that Apple was featuring them in the New Artist Spotlight on iTunes. I found this pretty funny, and I’m sure B-Roc (Ben Ruttner) and JPatt (James Patterson) had a little chuckle as Read More

I’m Rick James B*tch! Win 2 Tickets to See Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Channel Rick James


SFCritic is lucky enough to offer you and one of your “super-freakiest” friends tickets to check Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe with The Very Jane Girls Friday August 8th at the world famous Fillmore. Those of you who don’t compete in a fantasy saxophone league may be unaware of Karl Denson, but the initiated know him as a jazz and Read More

Playlist [New Mp3s] Tycho, Dirty Projectors, Major Lazer


In effort to keep up with the times, but not having the time to keep up, I’ve created a playlist backlogging some song I’ve neglected to share with you. Several albums including the new Dirty Projector & Björk, Real Estate and Tycho, have caught my ear, in addition to singles from Major Lazer, The Moor, Read More

[Live Review] Little Dragon & The Independent


Click Here To Download Their Album The other night I caught the tale end of Little Dragon’s performance at the Independent, and needless to say–I’m still annoyed at the doorman. Let’s just say there was a communication problem (doorman can’t read “David Johnson-Igra”)–and I missed seeing the full set of a budding psychedelic funk band Read More

[Remixes] Fred Falke


Yes! Yes! This song is old, but OH so good. Fred Falke’s remix of Whitest Boy Alive (Erlend Oye of Kings of Convenience) “Golden Cage” is timeless. Granted, Whitest Boy Alive, is fantastic in their own right. The remix compliments their jazzy disco sound, adding a house twist which ups their tempo, but never strays Read More

Immediate! Gayngs Will Not Be Playing ACL


We just received this update that Gayngs will not be performing at ACL. Instead of Gaygns, Lance Herbstrong will perform at the Zync stage. Here is the official press release from the group: Last night, GAYNGS’ tour bus, containing all of the band’s gear, personal belongings, and livelihood, was mistakenly driven across the country from Read More

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