Matt Crawford

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A Carnivore's Kingdom
By Matt Crawford (Feb 05, 2010)
George's BBQ is an oasis in the Outer Mission burritoland with heaps of no-frills meat for little cash. More »
A V-Day Homecoming
By Matt Crawford (Jan 05, 2010)
Since the release of the bands excellent debut [b]Album[/b], San Franciscos Girls has been in demand worldwide, including San Francisco. The group is back in SF for a sold-out Valentine's Day show. More »
Unplugged and in Your Face
By Matt Crawford (Dec 08, 2010)
With their second LP [b]Hush[/b] and the follow-up [b]Transparence[/b] EP already released in 2009, the members of Asobi Seksu wrapped up the year with [b]Rewolf[/b] a collection of reworked material done acoustically, without the bands trademark sonic layering. More »
Living the Dream
By Matt Crawford (Oct 20, 2009)
Sexed-up and sassy, Amanda Blank doesnt hold much back. The Philly-based rapper/vocalist started out on early collaborations with Spank Rock and Santogold, among others, before releasing her debut LP [b]I Love You[/b] earlier this year. More »
Released on Young Turks
By Matt Crawford (Oct 06, 2009)
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. Londons the XX make dreamy indie pop that is perfect to chill out to. More »
Shipping Up to Oakland
By Matt Crawford (Sep 30, 2009)
The Dropkick Murphys, the nations favorite Celtic-influenced punk rockers, are back on the road for their nearly annual late-fall tour. More »
Island Fever
By Matt Crawford (Sep 08, 2009)
The Treasure Island Music Festival returns October 17th and 18th, marking the end of the 2009 Bay Area music festival season. In its third year, the formula for the event largely remains the same, with a mix of electronic/dance music (mostly Saturday) and indie rock (mostly Sunday). SF Station caught up with several acts on the bill to find out their most memorable festival moments of 2009 and what they would bring if they were stranded on the island for two days. More »
Something With Horns
By Matt Crawford (Aug 17, 2009)
Two parts Swede pop and one part New York hip, Miike Snow emerged in the form of a blinged-out jackalope -- a mythical bunny with antlers -- but this band is no joke. The trio has the musical pedigree to match the buzz that has led to sold-out stops on its current U.S. tour. Pontus Winnberg and Christian Karlsson are the Swedish production duo behind Britney Spears hit Toxic", along with tracks from several other top-tier pop artists. Andrew Wyatt has produced and recorded with numerous indie rock bands throughout his career and served as an in-house producer for Downtown Records. Together they mix the best of both worlds... More »
Old Questions, New Answers
By Matt Crawford (Aug 11, 2009)
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 »
Bring on Da Funk
By Matt Crawford (Aug 04, 2009)
Funk is alive and well with Dam Funk, a L.A. cat who got his music industry chops in the 90s working with artists in the then-thriving G funk scene. Now solo, the keyboardist is putting his own stamp on funk with breezy, electric instrumentals tailor made for the Bay Areas Indian summers. Dam Funk returns to San Francisco for a set of original material and classic funk at Poleng Lounge on September 11th. He spoke with SF Station during a phone interview from L.A. More »
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