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LA electronic duo Ultra Violent Rays Tour + Giveaways

LA electronic duo Ultra Violent Rays Tour + Giveaways

Ultra Violent Rays are a duo from LA making music in the spirit of darkwave and electrogoth. The dark and dreamy duo of Cooper Gillespie (vocals and bass) and Greg...

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Giveaways for Special Shows at the Beautiful Storm King Arts Center

Giveaways for Special Shows at the Beautiful Storm King Arts Center

The Storm King Arts Center in scenic New Windsor, about an hour north of New York City, has announced a fantastic summer concert series. The center is one of the...

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San Francisco’s Panic is Perfect on a Busy Summer Tour

San Francisco’s Panic is Perfect on a Busy Summer Tour

The indie-pop group Panic is Perfect embarks on a packed tour schedule this summer, playing shows around the country. Their sound has gained fans through its syncopated...

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Sol Cat Tour in Anticipation for New Album

Sol Cat Tour in Anticipation for New Album

Nashville natives, Sol Cat, are planning on releasing a new EP and their second album in 2015.  Their first album and EP were released in 2013 and this will be...

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British all-girl rock group PINS on tour

British all-girl rock group PINS on tour

Hailing from Manchester, the four-piece PINS received acclaim for their debut album “Girls like Us” in 2013, and is now touring in support of their brand...

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III Points Festival 2015 Lineup Announced

III Points Festival 2015 Lineup Announced

III Points Festival is back for its 3rd year in Wynwood, Miami. The Music, Art & Tech festival will be held this fall from October 9-11. Lineup below!

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Holy Ghost! 2015 Tour Dates Announced

Holy Ghost! 2015 Tour Dates Announced

Brooklyn based synthpop duo, Holy Ghost!, released the first round of their 2015 tour dates.  The tour kicks off July 8th and will include 10 shows across the...

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Local H tours in support of new album “Hey, Killer”

Local H tours in support of new album “Hey, Killer”

Legendary Illinois rock group Local H recently released their first album in 3 years, titled “Hey, Killer” on G&P Records. Contrary to their usual...

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The Philadelphia Fillmore (Live Nation) Unveils Opening Line-Up with Hall & Oates as the First Headliner!

The Philadelphia Fillmore (Live Nation) Unveils Opening Line-Up with Hall & Oates as the First Headliner!

Philly’s own Hall & Oates will be the first band to grace the stage of the new Philly Fillmore on opening night, October 1st. The newest Fillmore will be located...

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Archive for: The Independent

Contest: Win a pair of tickets to see Rusted Root At The Independent!

It’s that time of year when we get buckets of rain here in San Francisco. So why not spend your evening inside the lovely Indepedent…   MORE »
October 23, 2012 By
 
 

Interview: Le Vice talks tour stories and new music!

Since 2010 San Francisco hip-hop veterans have kept our ear’s happy with their take on dance-inspired indie/hip-hop, and now they are back to give us…   MORE »
September 6, 2012 By
 
 

Japandroids at The Independent [Photo Review]

“We’ve come a long way from the Hemlock Tavern,” said Brain King, the guitarist of this year’s buzz band, Japandroids. Japandroids are maximal: a two…   MORE »
June 15, 2012 By
 
 

Active Child Interview and Contest

Combining choir music with hip hop and R&B isn’t typical for pop music, but Active Child isn’t typical. Active Child’s debut LP You’re All I See…   MORE »
 
 

Loquat at The Independent Album Release Party

Playing its first-ever live show in San Francisco in 2001, Loquat has moved through the ranks with help from Kylee Swenson Gordon’s ethereal voice and…   MORE »
 
 

SBTRKT at The Independent [Photo Review]

I only was able to catch the last song of SBTRKT’s Coachella performance this year, as they played at the same time as Miike Snow.…   MORE »
April 19, 2012 By
 
 

Wild Beasts Talk About Sex

Over the last few days I’ve been emailing back and forth with Wild Beasts‘ lead singer Hayden Thorpe about everyone’s favorite or least favorite subject:…   MORE »
 
 

Bowerbirds Tell Us Five Common Misconceptions

Once you’re in the limelight you’re the subject of praise, criticism, and errors. Ask any band and they’ll surely tell you “Oh man, this one…   MORE »