Matt Crawford

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Blood, Sweat and Rehearsals
By Matt Crawford (May 19, 2009)
It’s been nearly a year since Howlin’ Rain booked a proper gig on their home turf in the Bay Area, but the band has a good excuse. After spending most of 2008 on the road, the band is prepping its third album under the guidance of super-producer Rick Rubin. But fear not, Howlin’ Rain returns June 27th for a show at Oakland’s Uptown Nightclub. Ethan Miller (vocals/guitar) spoke with SF Station about the new project, punk rock and his Humboldt County origins during a phone interview from his Oakland home. More »
Just a Little Patience
By Matt Crawford (Apr 29, 2009)
After several years of backing up many of the artists on the roster of Bay Area record label Quannum Projects, Joyo Velarde can finally take the spotlight. The Filipina songstress, who lives in the East Bay when she is not touring and performing with her husband Lyrics Born, released her debut self-titled EP May 26th and her first LP is scheduled for November. She discussed the EP and her experience growing up in the Bay Area during a phone interview. More »
Her Heart is in San Francisco
By Matt Crawford (Apr 21, 2009)
Scotland’s 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 »
Music is in their DNA
By Matt Crawford (Apr 04, 2009)
After a quiet start in 2009, Portland-based duo The Helio Sequence are back on tour supporting Keane and trying to survive on the road amid rumors of a swine flu pandemic. The band stops at Oakland’s Fox Theater on May 8th. Brandon Summers (guitar/vocals) spoke with SF Station during a phone interview from Portland. More »
A Super-Secret Sensation
By Matt Crawford (Mar 22, 2009)
The Vivian Girls have been winning over hearts and minds with a punk-rock aesthetic, girl-group harmonies and a healthy dose of reverb and distortion since their 2008 DIY self-titled debut was re-released by In the Red records after the initial 500 released by the band quickly sold out. The band's second album is set for release in September. The Brooklyn-based trio performs at The Independent April 24th following their gig at Coachella. Kickball Katy (bass/vocals) spoke with SF Station during a phone interview from Tucson. More »
UK Duo Gets it Started
By Matt Crawford (Mar 10, 2009)
The Ting Tings 2008 trojan-horse debut [b]We Started Nothing[/b], has undeniably started something. The UK duo earned Apple’s 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 »
A Walk in the Park
By Matt Crawford (Mar 06, 2009)
San Francisco’s folk-rock outfit Vetiver, led by Andy Cabic, returns to SF April 7th to celebrate the release of [b]Tight Knit[/b], the band’s fourth LP and debut on Sub Pop. Cabic emerged with the band in 2004, a few years after moving to San Francisco from North Carolina. He spoke with SF Station during a phone interview. More »
At Home at SXSW
By Matt Crawford (Feb 26, 2009)
With Austin’s South by Southwest music conference in full swing, we checked in with James Petralli singer/guitarist for White Denim, the hometown buzz band in the city that is ground zero for the music industry this week. White Denim returns to San Francisco for a gig at Bottom of the Hill on April 2nd. Petralli talked about the music conference, the band’s new record and his family’s history with baseball during a phone interview. More »
Kisses and All-Nighters
By Matt Crawford (Feb 12, 2009)
Even after a long day of interviews, housecleaning and preparing for a cross-country tour that ends at Bottom of the Hill on March 27th, Marnie Stern sounds as energetic and driven as her latest LP, [b]This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That[/b]. The New York-based musician, who has earned accolades for her finger-tapping technique from guitar aficionados worldwide, spoke with SF Station during a phone interview from her home. More »
Rose City to Fog City
By Matt Crawford (Feb 06, 2009)
Portland’s husband-and-wife duo Viva Voce are back on the road for the first time in more than a year for a quick loop around the west that will culminate with a handful of gigs at Austin’s South by Southwest music conference. The band, with two additional members in tow, starts the tour March 12th at the Rickshaw Stop. Its fourth LP [b]Rose City[/b] (likely one of the best of ’09) is due out May 26th. Anita Robinson (guitar/vocals) spoke during a phone interview about the new record, Portland’s magnetic pull for great bands, and Blue Giant, a country-influenced band she also shares with her husband Kevin. More »
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