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Matt Crawford

SF Station Writer

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Beatboxing in the Afterlife
By Matt Crawford (Jun 15, 2013)
Tim Barsky’s [b]The Bright River[/b] is yet another in a long line of these oddly mesmerizing and imaginative works on the afterlife. More »
The Audacity of Hype
By Matt Crawford (Mar 26, 2013)
Alternative Tentacles, the Bay Area record label that helped launch influential punk band the Dead Kennedys, celebrates its 30th anniversary starting November 5th with Incest-a-Thon, a three-night stand at the Great American Music Hall. The shows will feature label owner and former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, along with several of the label’s acts from over the years. After primarily focusing on his spoken word career for many years, Biafra released [b]The Audacity of Hype[/b] with his new band in October. He spoke with SF Station during a phone interview. More »
More Than a Handful
By Matt Crawford (Mar 26, 2013)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the latest band to rise in short order from obscurity in Brooklyn to darlings of the internet, have the sincere, fuzzy indie-pop thing down. The band returns to San Francisco less than two months after its last gig here for a show September 18th at Great American Music Hall. Kip Berman (vocals/guitar) spoke with SF Station during a phone interview from New York about the band’s quick jump in popularity after the February release of its self-titled LP, his love of Girls (the San Francisco band) and Jay Reatard’s recent Twitter tirade. More »
Weird and Simple
By Matt Crawford (Mar 26, 2013)
After spending most of this year touring the U.S. and Europe and recording new songs, Sleepy Sun vocalist Brett Constantino is regrouping in the shadow of the Sierras, shoveling dirt and working on landscaping projects on his parents’ property. “It’s so beautiful up here,” he says. “It’s a different kind of paradise.” What’s next? More touring this summer, more recording and eventually maybe enough money to afford a permanent residence, Costantino says. But first, a celebration of the official release of the band’s debut album, [b]Embrace[/b], at Great American Music Hall on June 19th. More »
Rocking Like a Hurricane
By Matt Crawford (Mar 26, 2013)
Rock ’n’ roll is alive and well with King Khan and the Shrines, the Berlin-based outfit that returns to San Francisco with its big-band psychedelic boogie March 28th at Great American Music Hall. Khan spoke with SF Station shortly after his tour started during a phone interview from New York. More »
Band on the Run
By Matt Crawford (Mar 26, 2013)
Sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll are part of San Francisco’s DNA, but, as the Black Lips recently found out, those founding principles still meet persistent opposition in distant locales. The Atlanta-based quartet recently fled India under the threat of arrest after a rowdy show caught the ire of local police. They bring their stripped-down (literally) rock to Great American Music Hall on April 30th. Bassist Jared Swilley spoke with SF Station about touring overseas, recreational use of prescription cough syrup and collaborations with members of the Wu Tang Clan during a phone interview from Atlanta. More »
Looks like Trouble
By Matt Crawford (Nov 04, 2012)
With a list of self-inflicted injuries incurred as a professional snowboarder, Trevor “Trouble” Andrew is trying on a new hat. After several years of recording, writing and gigging, Trouble Andrew released his debut album -- a mix of punk, hip hop and new wave -- in February. He performs at the Warfield, opening for his fiancé Santigold, on March 21st. He spoke with SF Station during a phone interview from New York. More »
Slow Dance the Night Away
By Matt Crawford (Oct 27, 2012)
Singer/songwriter Jeremy Jay returns to San Francisco April 3rd for a show at Café du Nord. His latest album [b]Slow Dance[/b], follows his debut LP released less than a year ago, and features a more band-oriented sound with hints of teenage romanticism, surf music, space-age 50s rock and silky falsetto R&B. He spoke with SF Station from Los Angeles following a recent tour of Europe. More »
Where to Eat, Drink and Sleep Near Comerica Park
By Matt Crawford (Sep 24, 2012)
After sweeping the Yankees in the ALCS playoffs, the Detroit Trigers return to the World Series to face the San Francisco Giants. More »
Where to Eat, Drink and Sleep Near AT&T Park
By Matt Crawford (Sep 24, 2012)
For the second time since 2010, San Francisco will host the World Series as the San Francisco Giants take on the Detroit Tigers for the MLB championship. More »
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