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Lost 80s Live: See the Retro Concert Tour & Win Free Tickets

Lost 80s Live: See the Retro Concert Tour & Win Free Tickets

Love the 80s? You don’t want to miss Lost 80s Live, a touring concert series with the best new-wave 80’s acts. Now in it’s 11th year, Lost 80s...

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Best Coast Summer Giveaways!

Best Coast Summer Giveaways!

It’s the peak of summer, which  means it’s time to listen to some Best Coast. We’re excited to partner with the band to offer ticket giveaways...

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New partners in northern California!

New partners in northern California!

San Francisco is one of this country’s most vibrant cities, with nightlife that is hard to beat. In fact, much of northern California is lousy with culture...

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Interview & Giveaway: Nina Las Vegas!

Interview & Giveaway: Nina Las Vegas!

photo credit: Wilk Using the American City of Sin as her namesake, Nina Las Vegas is a prominent Australian DJ and tastemaker. She was a host on the influential...

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Sound on Sound Music Fest in Austin, TX is Coming This November

Sound on Sound Music Fest in Austin, TX is Coming This November

Sound on Sound Music Fest in Austin, TX is Coming This November Sound on Sound Fest is a new music festival that will debut from Nov 4-6 at Sherwood Forest in McDade,...

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Smoked Dallas BBQ and Music Fest Ticket Giveaway

Smoked Dallas BBQ and Music Fest Ticket Giveaway

Smoked Dallas BBQ and Music Fest is Happening on Sept. 24th! If you love BBQ and Music then Smoked Dallas is your festival. On September 24, 2016, you can eat BBQ...

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The Peach Kings Tour + Giveaways

The Peach Kings Tour + Giveaways

The Peach Kings are a rock band made up of engaged couple Paige Wood and Steven Dies. The Peach Kings self released a demo EP and a 6 track EP, establishing themselves...

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Interview & Giveaway: SOUL ASYLUM at Ogden Theatre 7/13

Interview & Giveaway: SOUL ASYLUM at Ogden Theatre 7/13

Soul Asylum has just released their eleventh studio album, Change of Fortune, and it is as much a new experience for the band as it is for fans. The band took...

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ON AN ON Summer Tour!

ON AN ON Summer Tour!

Minneapolis indie rock band ON AN ON are hitting the road this summer and we’re giving away a pair of free tickets for every show! Check out a full list...

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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 »