Related Articles: Music, All

Amplifier

SF Station Blows It Up

1. Los Amigos Invisibles, live onstage @ The Independent, San Francisco, February 13, 2007

Los Amigos Invisibles are the kings of South American rock and being at the Independent last Tuesday night I now know why. With rocking guitars drums, keys and Latin conga drums they thrashed the spot. They performed tune after tune infused with every genre of music possible but still keeping the beat raw rock. These Latins most definitely know how to get down. http://beta.amigosinvisibles.com

2. Ztrip, live onstage @ Ruby Skye, San Francisco, February 15, 2007

Ztrip is one of the godfathers of what is now called "mash-ups" and every time I see him live he blows my mind; he works a room of any size like a ringmaster. This time was no different. Walking into Ruby Skye at 1am was not an easy task but I really wanted to check him out once again and it was well worth it. As a dirty mix of rock, hip hop, soul and everything in between hit my ears I know why I stayed up this late. For the next hour he moved me through a landscape of beat and rhythm that everyone should have a chance to check out. http://www.djztrip.com

3. Rob Crow, live onstage @ Mezzanine, San Francisco, February 16, 2007

Rob Crow is the man behind bands like Pinback and Goblincock and this time he played as himself promoting a new album My Room is a Mess and a new sound. It was a mix between his other two projects but on a very primitive but at the same time awesome level. With lots of guitars and drums he managed to fill this very large room with notes and words that even made my head bop. http://www.absolutelykosher.com/crow.html