Last Thursday’s Viet Cong show came and went at the old familiar Rickshaw Stop. For those who’ve never been to this venue, it’s a great, divey open space that allows for an intimate musical environment… and no, not intimate like that time you played musical chairs with your friends and Jenny sat on your lap Read More
Get stoked! The legendary “Swami” John Reis and The Blind Shake are making their way to San Francisco tomorrow to debut their newest album, Modern Surf Classics. And forget what you think you know about surf rock — because what these guys are doing isn’t your dad’s surf rock. Playing a mixture of recognizable surf-style licks and Read More
Wavves played The Regency Ballroom last Saturday night, and SFCritic photographer, and now film maker, Big Vic, took this video from the show. For a full length review about the show click here.
Photographs by Victoria Smith Written by Erik Thybony Wavves and Best Coast are headlining Noise Pop 2011, and the show is sold out. This is bad news for me because it means I have to show up on time to get in. And by on time, I mean inappropriately early. Believe me, 7:45 is far Read More
When the Soft Pack began playing last Tuesday evening at the Rickshaw Stop, it was clear they weren’t there to chat. They played a great show, barely taking a break between songs, except to name them. Rickshaw Stop feels like your friend’s parents let him set up a stage in their garage and have all Read More
The wonderful thing about being a music enthusiast/blogger/collector is stumbling upon an unknown (by you or by most people) band and having to double take your player, “Who’s this!?” I have three tracks on my Ipod by Pure Ecstasy, the Austin lo-fi, surf rock group that only has 77k page views on MySpace. Each time Read More
!!!: “AM/FM” Late summer dance parties, beware. !!! (bka Chk Chk Chk) is unleashing a new album just before Labor Day. “AM/FM” is the first taste of the Brooklyn partystarters’ so-called Berlin club record, but to us, it feels more like rocking out, falling down, and scraping both knees on a diamond-encrusted dance floor. Equal Read More