I recently went to see a Peruvian singer, Susana Baca, at the Crocodile. This is a woman who has appeared before at the Triple Door, the Paramount, etc. I'm not sure exactly sure how she ended up at the Croc, but it was completely the wrong venue for her. Hot, crowded, noisy (three different couples behind us yakked at full volume through the ENTIRE show), full of drunks. We walked out halfway through, and a lot of other people did too.
I'm sure this is a fine place for getting drunk with your friends to the beat of a loud punk band, and the food was surprisingly decent, but for someone who actually wanted to be able to see and hear this petite, soft-spoken woman with an acoustic backup band it was awful.