music

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

tUnE-yArDs Come Home for Sold Out Show @ The Fillmore with Sylvan Esso

06/10/2014

Friday night tUnE-yArDs returned to the Bay Area for the first of two sold-out nights at the Fillmore. The evening was filled with songs from the new album nikki nack, fan favorites and experiment lo-fi jam sessions. Opening the night were up and comers Sylvan Esso, who if you haven’t had a chance to listen to yet–is a must a Read More

Front-loaded: A Review of Foals & Cage the Elephant @ The Fox Theater

05/28/2014

Last Tuesday, I finally got to see UK indie outfit Foals when they stopped by Oakland’s Fox Theater with Kentucky natives Cage the Elephant in tow. We have a lot of Foals fans at SFCritic, and I fought my staff to cover this show. Their brand of emotional, yet cerebral math rock is both intellectually challenging and rewarding, and Read More