Gabriel Garzón-Montano and Kali Uchis bless the Warfield on Sept. 17 and 18

Modern R&B has drastically shapeshifted over the last few years, evolving into something more of a spectrum than a genre. But Kali Uchis and Gabriel Garzón-Montano are two of the most enticing artists as of late, maintaining a familiar soulful sound that also pushes the boundaries of tradition. Uchis' debut studio album, Isolation, was a long-time coming over the course of her young career, with collaborations with notable current artists such as Jorja Smith, Tyler, the Creator, and Steve Lacy. Garzón-Montano fits into this same mold, though with an entirely different flavor and prerogative: Signed to Stones Throw Records, Garzón-Montano's [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, May 12 – 14

We can't wait for Gabriel Garzon-Montano at Rickshaw Stop on Saturday. Friday, May 12 Conor Oberst @ The Fox Be honest: How many mix CDs did you put Conor Oberst on in the 2000s? The Thurston Moore Group @ The Chapel We've been excited about the Sonic Youth frontman's SF stop for months. Aimee Mann @ The Fillmore On the heels of her widely acclaimed new record Mental Illness, the legendary songwriter plays The Fillmore. Tuxedo @ The Catalyst Formal wear not required. Unlikely Heroes @ Bottom of the Hill A thrilling mash-up of punk rock and hip-hop, Unlikely Heroes [...]

Gabriel Garzon-Montano releases new album, plays Rickshaw next month

Words by Nina Tabios Earlier this year, multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Garzon-Montano released his debut album Jardin, and is sowing the seeds of his music with a show at the Rickshaw Stop on May 13. For casual fans, Garzon-Montano is most known — almost unfairly so — for his song “6 8,” which was sampled on Drake’s “Jungle,” the tail-end track of the Toronto rapper’s 2015 If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late mixtape. The slow-burn of “6 8” was perfect to bookend a rather brash tape, but on Garzon-Montano’s 2014 EP, Bishoune: Alma del Huila, the song was a sweet sample [...]

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