Eric San is best known as Kid Koala, an adorable DJ, producer, and author who hails from Montreal and is signed to the Ninja Tune label. He renders himself even cuter by turning the idea of what a mixmaster can do on its ear. While many DJs are pretty boring to watch, Kid Koala has the staggering te ... More >>
Deltron 3030 (the trio of Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan the Automator, and Kid Koala) and the powerhouse duo of E-40 and Too $hort are the local names representing the Bay Area at this year's hip-hop megafest Rock The Bells, which returns to Shoreline Amphitheatre this August 25-26.
This year's lin ... More >>
* The Top 20 Greatest San Francisco Musicians: Honorable Mentions
Here they are -- the 20 greatest San Francisco musicians ever:
20. Cameron Paul
Lists of pioneering American DJs often mention the usual suspects in New York and Chicago, but go back to the '70s and '80s and you'll find ... More >>
* The Top 20 Greatest San Francisco Musicians, Nos. 20-16
* The Top 20 Greatest San Francisco Musicians, Nos. 15-11
Throughout this week, we're counting down the greatest San Francisco musicians of all time. Having already honored the likes of Etta James, Mike Patton, and Michael Tilson ... More >>
Ever since she was a child, Bay Area DJ ThatGirl has been interested in street art and its connection to the hip-hop movement. However, it wasn't until she attended a rave in 1997 that she discovered her desire to channel this creativity into music, most notably turntablism. She soon purchased her o ... More >>
Tim Sweeney's DJ and production career started out in his Baltimore basement at the young age of 15. Soon after moving to New York to attend NYU, he began broadcasting his radio show Beats in Space, which brought him notoriety across the airwaves. Now in its 12th year, listeners ... More >>
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J HouseFebruary 25, 2011@ MightyBetter than: An evening of mediocre music from DJs with good names.
I arrive around 9:30 p.m. at a very sparsely populated Mighty, wonder why I don't go to Mighty more, and then remember that I don't like to dance. J Hou ... More >>
Kid KoalaThere's not much more endearing than a DJ who loves music and muppets. Hailing from Montreal, Kid Koala is known for his whimsical personality and ability to take listeners on a journey with music fit for psychedelic hip hop dreams, sans the acid. Currently on the Ninja Tune label and pr ... More >>
Bill EvansJazz Mafia, with Adam Theis front and center.Tonight at Mezzanine, Jazz Mafia celebrates its 10-year anniversary with a special concert featuring rappers Lyrics Born and Lateef (as Latyrx). Jazz Mafia was founded in San Francisco a decade ago by composer and multi-instrumentalist Adam T ... More >>
Kid Koala in the audience: "I'm feeling quite silly tonight!"
October 29, 2010Ninja Tune XX Party@ 1015 Folsom
(Definitely not) Better than: Ninjas with guitars
Between Halloween on Sunday and the Giants nearly sweeping the World Series, San Francisco felt like the home of ... More >>
Ninja Tune founders Jonathan More and Matt BlackNowadays, long-term success in the record business has become so elusive and so revered that when that rare piece of good news does arrive, you better celebrate the hell out of it. Ninja Tune gets this. The international electronica-leaning indie l ... More >>
From SF Weekly's latest print music section:Eskmo, Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, and more at Ninja Tune's free 20th birthday party: "Ninja Tune's dreamy beats and sample-sewn collages skirt the edges of electronica, dance, dubstep, ambient, and experimental, but for years, the label has been stylistical ... More >>
This is a picture of a ninja. The label is called Ninja Tune. That was all the connection we needed.We don't really remember it all that well, but our twentieth birthday party probably involved a case of Tecate, a few Modest Mouse records, and our roommate's six-foot bong. Whatever the details, w ... More >>