Spotlight Posts

Photay Celebrates his New LP by Going on Tour!

Photay Celebrates his New LP by Going on Tour!

A native of upstate New York, Photay is the avant-garde beats producer that you’ve been waiting for. Layers of sonic texture abound in his music, coming fully...

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Win Passes to see Lil Wayne, Ab-Soul and more at Paid Dues Fest in Los Angeles!

Win Passes to see Lil Wayne, Ab-Soul and more at Paid Dues Fest in Los Angeles!

If you know anything about the hip hop music underground, then you know that these artists grind. Seeking out opportunities to expose people to their music is a...

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Ani DiFranco Heads Out on Fall Tour- Win Tickets and a CD!

Ani DiFranco Heads Out on Fall Tour- Win Tickets and a CD!

Feminist music icon Ani DiFranco is planning a fall tour starting in September visiting cities across North America! DiFranco will be promoting her latest record,...

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Jonathan Jackson + Enation Tour and Ticket Giveaways

Jonathan Jackson + Enation Tour and Ticket Giveaways

Jonathan Jackson + Enation just released their fourth studio album, Anthems For The Apocalypse, on July 14, 2017 and the band is kicking off their summer tour this...

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Interview & Giveaway: Ukulele Prodigy Taimane Plays at The Mint!

Interview & Giveaway: Ukulele Prodigy Taimane Plays at The Mint!

Hawaii’s ukulele prodigy, Taimane (say: tie-mon-eh), is headed to the city of angels! At first glance, her music seems to belong to a niche, comprised of sunny...

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Win Tickets To See Actress On Tour Now!

Win Tickets To See Actress On Tour Now!

Actress, real name Darren Jordan Cunningham and known to friends as DAZ, returns with a new album, now on Ninja Tune and a new music system called “AZD” (pronounced...

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Thrillcall Recommends: Visiting the Triple Door in Seattle!

Thrillcall Recommends: Visiting the Triple Door in Seattle!

As you know, Thrillcall is your personalized guide to live music, with everything tailored to your location and tastes. With that, we wanted to make recommendations...

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Interview: Win Tickets to Alesana’s Tour!

Interview: Win Tickets to Alesana’s Tour!

Sweetcore pioneers Alesana have been very busy lately. Not only are they about to embark on a US tour, they recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of their...

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Interview: Nova Miller Plans Her Debut US Performance at Hotel Cafe!

Interview: Nova Miller Plans Her Debut US Performance at Hotel Cafe!

Nova Miller is no ordinary sixteen year old. She’s gifted with an incredible five octave vocal range, and she’s a multi-instrumentalist and has some...

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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 »