Nov 17: w/ Bonobo @ The Midway, San Francisco
Dec 1*: Strategic Reserve
Jan 10: Equity @ Asiento, San Francisco
Jan 19: Orange Room, Oakland
Jan 27*: Strategic Reserve w/ M@kossa (California debut), Gama (US debut), Stephanie Luz, Oakland
Mar 23*: Strategic Reserve w/ Caleesi (California debut), Sarah Kreis (California debut), Hilary Mertaugh, Oakland
Apr 7: w/ MoM, Sarah Kreis, Jo.Ke, Carlita, Lemurian, Manumat at Something Else, Miami
Apr 14: w/ Ramona Wouters at HeartBass @ The Haven, Nevada City, CA
May 12: Flip The House, Symmetry Labs, San Francisco
May 13: False Profit's Spring Training, Oakland
May 26: Lightning in a Bottle, Beacon Stage, Bradley, CA
Jun 2: Tupperware Party, CA
Jun 9: Nomadico Festival, Gore, VA
Jun 29*: Priceless w/ Rumpistol (DK), Sidirum (AR/US debut) Ground (JP/US debut), Christina Chatfield (SF), Lola Villa (Washington DC/Columbia), Mr. Moo (PDX), El Suchi (SF/US debut), Jyun Jyun (SF), Tumbledown House (SF), 7e (LA/Toyko), Keerd (SF), Dr. Toast (SF), Ganucheau (SF), Broxtronix (LA), Watsonix (SF), Migaloo (Nevada City), Griffin Crafts (SF), Belden, CA
Jul 7: The Stone House, Nevada City, CA
Sep 14*: Strategic Reserve w/ Lusine, Uji, Lola Villa, 7e (Bay Area debut), Oakland
Sep 29: w/ The Glitch Mob, Elohim at Mezzanine, San Francisco
Oct 19*: Strategic Reserve w/ David Mears (Bay Area debut), Ramona Wouters, Hilary Mertaugh, Oakland
* = curator
San Francisco-based artist Griffin Crafts connects audiences and musicians through creation, curation, and community. As a producer and DJ, he blends acoustic and synthetic sounds from around the world into eclectic sets rooted in downtempo, slow house, and slow techno.
He has performed with an international array of artists including The Glitch Mob, Emancipator, Nicola Cruz, Mira, Lee Burridge, Dirtwire, Martha van Straaten, M.RUX, El Buho, Lusine, Wide Awake, Okaxy, Barrio Lindo, History of Colour, Sarah Kreis, Jo.Ke, Tor, Noema, Rumpistol, Olaf Stuut, David Last, Pigmalião, Kraut, Uji, Sidirum, Lola Villa, Barda, and Ground. He has recorded podcasts for Shika Shika (Buenos Aires/Paris), Freunde von Freunden (Berlin), Serafin Audio Imprint (Berlin), Tepeme Musica (Mexico City), Mesa Recordings (Santa Fe), and Something Else (Miami).
As an organizer, Crafts is emerging as one of the most innovative curators in the United States, bringing in numerous acts for US and California debuts. Relying on word of mouth rather than advertising, his events combine the best of underground music culture with forward-thinking aesthetics and professional production. He is a curator of the long-running California campout Priceless, a member of the Shika Shika artist collective and label, founder of the Strategic Reserve event series, and is on the Board of Directors of the Salem Orchestra in Oregon.