World Inspiration: Bombino Plays the Independent

World Inspiration: Bombino Plays the Independent

Music is still a rebellious act. Its sentiments have had political implications the world over and the sheer act of owning and operating an instrument…

Forward Motion: Electric Six Plays the Independent

Forward Motion: Electric Six Plays the Independent

Congratulations, SF: you helped keep Electric Six from calling it quits some eight years ago. Metropolis label head Dave Heckman saw the band when they…

Unexpected Contrast: I Break Horses Plays the Independent

Unexpected Contrast: I Break Horses Plays the Independent

It’s all too often that, when you ask musicians if they’re excited about the next city on their tour, they’ll feign interest and enjoyment just…

Appealing Events: Tokyo Police Club at the Independent

Appealing Events: Tokyo Police Club at the Independent

Fresh off the heels of their first album in four years, Tokyo Police Club are taking the stage this Monday at the Independent. Their fourth…

Appealing Events: The Growlers Play the Independent

Appealing Events: The Growlers Play the Independent

No matter the nonsense of an SF winter, the Growlers are here to remind you of sunnier times. The Orange County band waxes psychedelic with…

Deep Roots: Lissie Plays the Independent

Deep Roots: Lissie Plays the Independent

In an age of carefully crafted back stories and the type of image-conscious interactions that warrant far more than a Facebook post or 160 character…

Theatrical Jam: He’s My Brother She’s My Sister Plays the Independent

Theatrical Jam: He’s My Brother She’s My Sister Plays the Independent

With just a week to go until Halloween and the conclusion of what is commonly referred to as Rocktober, the urge to dress up and…

Bridging the Gap: Goodnight, Texas Plays the Independent

Bridging the Gap: Goodnight, Texas Plays the Independent

Nestled slightly in between New Mexico and Oklahoma in the panhandle of Texas sits the small, supposedly unincorporated town of Goodnight. Within its realms sits…

Full Circle: Grouplove Plays the Independent and the Chapel

Full Circle: Grouplove Plays the Independent and the Chapel

The fine folks over at Young Money Entertainment may have started a movement with “The Motto” (the originator of YOLO; sorry, Yolo County) but so…

Seriously Sardonic: The Hood Internet Plays the Independent

Seriously Sardonic: The Hood Internet Plays the Independent

It’s not easy being the life of the party! As much as alleged “button-pushing” DJs get guff for their failure to play “real” instruments, there’s…

Traversing the Digital: Luxury Liners Plays the Independent Tonight

Traversing the Digital: Luxury Liners Plays the Independent Tonight

Luxury Liners‘ name exists in a bit of a dichotomy. The side project of singer-songwriter Carter Tanton is electronic bliss without the pretension or complaints…