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Win Tickets To See Michelle Branch On Tour Now!

Win Tickets To See Michelle Branch On Tour Now!

Michelle Branch is back with a brand new album, Hopeless Romantic. The singer-songwriter is hitting the road at the beginning of July and we’ve got a pair...

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Ticket Giveaways to See Hidden Hospitals!

Ticket Giveaways to See Hidden Hospitals!

Chicago alternative rock band Hidden Hospitals are on tour now and we’re giving away pair of free tickets to one lucky winner for each show! Don’t miss...

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Thrillcall Recommends: Concerts Over Fourth of July Weekend!

Thrillcall Recommends: Concerts Over Fourth of July Weekend!

This year some will have a four-day Fourth of July weekend and Thrillcall wants to help you celebrate! We are giving away tickets to shows across the country, though...

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Win Tickets to See R5 On Tour Now!

Win Tickets to See R5 On Tour Now!

R5 have just released New Addictions, an EP that marks a bold new era for the L.A.-based band. Built on powerful grooves and sharply crafted hooks, New Addictions...

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Win Tickets to See Pains of Being Pure at Heart on Tour!

Win Tickets to See Pains of Being Pure at Heart on Tour!

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have kept their heads buoying above water now for four full length records; their latest is called The Echo of Pleasure, due out...

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See R&B Sensation Bipolar Sunshine on Tour!

See R&B Sensation Bipolar Sunshine on Tour!

Bipolar Sunshine is a crooner, finding his way through life through music. Adio Marchant lives in Manchester and began Kid British with a few friends back in 2007...

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Celebrate Climate Day LA June 27th at the Ace Hotel!

Celebrate Climate Day LA June 27th at the Ace Hotel!

LA is in the midst of June Gloom, where the sun hides behind grey clouds and the temperature comfortably drops. When the clouds disappear, it may turn out to be...

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Xenia Rubinos On Tour Now!

Xenia Rubinos On Tour Now!

Xenia Rubinos is on tour now and bringing her soulful punk aura across the Midwest and North East this month. We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to lucky...

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The Brevet Embark on Tour Following Two back-to-back EP Releases!

The Brevet Embark on Tour Following Two back-to-back EP Releases!

The Brevet is a five piece alternative pop-rock band founded in Irvine, CA.  The group is made up of lead vocalist and guitarist Aric Chase Damm, guitarist John...

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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 »