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Royal Canoe Tour

Royal Canoe Tour

Expirimental indie rockers Royal Canoe just released Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit. They’re on the road in support of the new record for the...

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El Ten Eleven Tour

El Ten Eleven Tour

Instrumental post-rock duo El Ten Eleven are on tour and we’ve got free tickets to give away for every show! Electronic DJ Bayonne supports on select dates El...

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Country Singer Chely Wright Goes on Fall Tour

Country Singer Chely Wright Goes on Fall Tour

Chely Wright Is on Tour Chely Wright is a country music star and gay rights activist. Wright started her career in 1994 with her first album and caught the country...

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Turkuaz & The New Mastersounds Announce Co-Headlining Fall Tour

Turkuaz & The New Mastersounds Announce Co-Headlining Fall Tour

It’s Time to Get Funky! Brooklyn-based funk band Turkuaz and 4-piece British jazz fusion band The New Mastersounds have announced a co-headlining fall tour. The...

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Carl Broemel (of My Morning Jacket) Tour Giveaways

Carl Broemel (of My Morning Jacket) Tour Giveaways

Carl Broemel (guitar, pedal steel, and saxophone in My Morning Jacket) just released his excellent new solo record 4th of July. He’s touring the U.S. in...

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Pete RG Announces Fall Tour!

Pete RG Announces Fall Tour!

Born in Los Angeles to Greek immigrants, Pete RG (nee, Peter Argyropoulos) was the principal songwriter and lead singer with the popular indie band, Last December. Pete...

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Sum 41 Embarks on Fall Tour with Senses Fail and As It Is [Giveaways]

Sum 41 Embarks on Fall Tour with Senses Fail and As It Is [Giveaways]

Sum 41 consists of five members including Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing...

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Foy Vance Tour

Foy Vance Tour

Northern Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance is coming over to tour the States during September and October and we’ve got a pair of free tickets for one lucky...

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The Vox Populi Tour 2016:  Bad Religion and Against Me!

The Vox Populi Tour 2016: Bad Religion and Against Me!

Bad Religion and Against Me! join forces for the Vox Populi Tour This Fall! Bad Religion started as a punk band in LA in 1979. Against Me! formed 20 years later...

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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 »