Oakland

John Waters Hosts Burger Boogaloo This Weekend in Oakland With Help From Iggy Pop, Buzzcocks, X and More

06/29/2017

At SFCritc Burger Records’ Burger Boogaloo has always been one of our favorite local events. Personally, some of my favorite all-time pictures to grace our pages were from last year’s sets. This year John Waters is back to host an amazing lineup featuring legends like Iggy Pop and Buzzcocks and some local favorites including Shannon & the Read More

Black Marble & Uniform Join Forces for Noise Pop’s Weirdest Lineup @ Starline Social Club

02/25/2017

Wednesday night, a few bands with seemingly little in common rolled through Oakland’s Starline Social Club as part of Noise Pop’s 25th anniversary festival. I’m not sure how to describe this lineup except like when you walk into the kitchen super hungry at 1am (probably for the 3rd time) and all you can find is Ritz Read More

Burger Boogaloo 2016: Rock & Roll Resurrection

06/29/2016

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

06/17/2016

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

Photos: G-Eazy, the Rise of a Villain From The Bay to the Universe

02/16/2016

Oakland’s Gerald Gillum, better known as G-Eazy has climbed the ladder of fame, from the early days of Must Be Nice to recent chart-climbing classic, When It’s Dark Out. A few things remain the same: the goals, dreams, and aspirations of this artist. The climb to the top has always been on Gerald’s mind, and Read More

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Oakland Music Festival 9/26- GoldLink, Los Rakas, Trails and Ways + Many More

09/18/2015

If you rely on stereotypes, Oakland is a dangerous place whose population mostly face bleak futures. But it doesn’t take much to realize the bullshit in that. Oakland is alive. It has a rich history, as home to not only the Black Panthers, but also one of the most vibrant African American middle class communities in Read More

Oakland’s Trails and Ways Releases “Say You Will,” 2nd Single Off Upcoming Album Pathology

04/28/2015

I am a big fan of Trails and Ways, a local band that really embraces the diversity we have here in the Bay Area. Their music is infused with South American genres like bossa nova, and exudes the warmth of California sunshine. And you have to love a group where every member including the drummer sings. Today they are Read More

K Flay and Geographer @ The Fox

03/02/2015

Another year of the Noise Pop music festival brought another lineup of outstanding independent artists from all over the continent.  Yet, with it’s ever-growing reach, Noise Pop, a San Francisco born festival, will always have a soft spot for the Bay Area. Friday night’s lineup at the Fox theater was heavily Bay inspired, with appearances from Geographer, Read More

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