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Matt Crawford

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Q&A-Charlie Hunter returns to Yoshi's with trio
By Matt Crawford (Dec 16, 2016)
Charlie Hunter never has to worry about his bass player getting out of pocket or his guitar player hogging all of the limelight. He handles both responsibilities simultaneously with an eight-string hybrid guitar. More »
Sensual Healing
By Matt Crawford (Oct 15, 2015)
Odds are, whether you wanted to or not, youíve encountered Ne-Yoís music at some point in your life. In addition to numerous R&B hits of his own, heís left his mark on pop music with chart-topping songwriting collaborations with Rihanna, Beyonce and others. He performs at Oaklandís Paramount Theater on February 6th before heading to the Grammys in L.A. on February 8th, where he is nominated in six categories, including Album of the Year for [b]Year of the Gentleman[/b]. He spoke with SF Station during a phone interview from a tour stop Nottingham, England. More »
10,000 Pound Turntables
By Matt Crawford (Aug 21, 2015)
Since scratching his way to the top of the competitive DJ circuit as a teenager in the mid-90s, A-Trak has rocked parties worldwide, created his own record label and served as Kanye Westís touring DJ. The DJ/producer, who is in the conceptual planning stages for his first album, stops in San Francisco on his 10,000 Pound Hamburger Tour on July 16th. He spoke with SF Station on a pit stop in Pensacola, FL during a drive from Miami to Austin. More »
Out of this World
By Matt Crawford (Aug 21, 2015)
With the 40th anniversary of the moon landing just weeks behind us, San Francisco gets a landing of its own when production duo N.A.S.A. touches down with its Intergalactic Circus tour on August 15th at The Independent. The groupís debut LP [b]The Spirit of Apollo[/b] was released earlier this year with a star-filled list of guest appearances, including David Byrne, Karen O, the late Olí Dirty Bastard, Santigold and several others. SF Station caught up with Squeak E. Clean, who forms N.A.S.A. with DJ Zegon, during a phone interview before a recent show in Berlin. More »
Unusual & Unexpected
By Matt Crawford (Aug 21, 2015)
Mewís brand of rock, with its multiple layers, time changes and unconventional arrangements, is hard to categorize. Perhaps thatís why the Danish band found it hard to name its fifth album with a simple word or phrase. The group returns to the U.S. on the eve of the release of [b]No more stories, are told today, Iím sorry, they washed away, No more stories, the world is grey, Iím tired, Letís wash away[/b] for a string of solo gigs and dates opening for unlikely bedfellows Nine Inch Nails. See Mew in San Francisco at The Independent on September 4th. Jonas Bjerre (vocals/guitar) spoke with SF Station during a phone interview from Copenhagen. More »
Old Questions, New Answers
By Matt Crawford (Aug 21, 2015)
Nobody likes going back to work after a vacation, and Victoria Hesketh, better known as UK-electropop sensation Little Boots, is no exception. SF Station caught up with her during a phone interview from a London hotel, where she found herself swamped in promotional duties after a weeklong holiday. She returns San Francisco for a show at The Independent on September 19th. Her debut EP [b]Illuminations[/b] was released in June and her first LP [b]Hands[/b] (already available in the UK) is set for release in the U.S. later this year. More »
What You Want
By Matt Crawford (Aug 21, 2015)
Papercuts frontman Jason Quever spent his formative years in San Jose before settling in SF 10 years ago and launching his music career. The band released [b]You Can Have What You Want[/b], its dreamy organ-induced third LP, earlier this year and will perform at The Independent on June 25th. Quever, who once claimed skateboarding saved his life, spoke with SF Station about his new album and future projects. More »
Her Heart is in San Francisco
By Matt Crawford (Jul 31, 2015)
Scotlandís Camera Obscura return to the United States this month following the April release of [b]My Maudlin Career[/b], an album full of heartbreak and disappointment, despite a few seemingly upbeat songs. The band stops at the Fillmore on June 8th. Tracyanne Campbell (vocals/guitar) spoke with SF Station during a phone interview from Scotland before her tour. More »
UK Duo Gets it Started
By Matt Crawford (Jul 31, 2015)
The Ting Tings 2008 trojan-horse debut [b]We Started Nothing[/b], has undeniably started something. The UK duo earned Appleís approval with a coveted feature spot on a recent iPod commercial, and the band now finds itself looking to upgrade to larger-capacity venues as many of its shows worldwide sell out in advance. The Ting Tings perform at The Fillmore on April 15th before heading south for Coachella. Katie White (vocals/guitar) spoke with SF Station during a phone interview from the road. More »
Not Punk Rock
By Matt Crawford (Jun 24, 2015)
MC Lars is not punk rock. He makes post-punk laptop rap. But, the Oakland-raised Stanford University graduate has some punk rock ties and he's calling out Hot Topic on his radio-friendly collaboration with The Matches "Hot Topic is Not Punk Rock". He spoke with SF Station from the road in Pennsylvania. He performs with The Matches at Slim's May 28th. More »
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