Matt Crawford

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Beatboxing in the Afterlife
By Matt Crawford (Feb 21, 2016)
Tim Barskyís [b]The Bright River[/b] is yet another in a long line of these oddly mesmerizing and imaginative works on the afterlife. More »
Music is in their DNA
By Matt Crawford (Feb 07, 2016)
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 Oaklandís Fox Theater on May 8th. Brandon Summers (guitar/vocals) spoke with SF Station during a phone interview from Portland. More »
Something With Horns
By Matt Crawford (Jan 11, 2016)
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 Spearsí hit ďToxic", 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 »
The Icing on the Cake
By Matt Crawford (Jan 11, 2016)
The buzz surrounding Love is Chemicals has settled to a din lately, but the San Francisco band recently reached two major milestones. A year after the band self-released its sophomore album, [b]Song of the Summer Youth Brigade[/b] was re-released by SF-based label Three Ring Records. It also recently completed its most extensive tour to date -- a weeklong trek around the Pacific Northwest. But don't expect any great changes with the group. Nate Grover (vocals/guitar) is content juggling band duties and his multiple day jobs. He spoke with SF Station during a phone interview from his cubicle during a break. Love is Chemicals performs at Bottom More »
At Home at SXSW
By Matt Crawford (Jan 11, 2016)
With Austinís 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 bandís new record and his familyís history with baseball during a phone interview. More »
Kisses and All-Nighters
By Matt Crawford (Jan 11, 2016)
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 »
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 »
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