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Win Tickets: Billy Idol Returns to House of Blues Las Vegas!

Win Tickets: Billy Idol Returns to House of Blues Las Vegas!

Billy Idol comes to Vegas in October. Win ’em before you can buy ’em! Billy Idol is returning to House of Blues Las Vegas for a string of shows in October,...

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Interview & Giveaways: Fenech-Soler US Tour

Interview & Giveaways: Fenech-Soler US Tour

Still fresh after all these years, electro-pop band Fenech-Soler is currently riding a wave of success for their newest record, Zilla. Like any long-running or...

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Giveaways for Killthrax Tour!

Giveaways for Killthrax Tour!

Killswitch Engage and Anthrax are on tour, supported by The Devil Wears Prada! Metalcore forefathers Killswitch Engage and thrash legends Anthrax will co-headline...

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Interview: Bombadil Embark on Tour!

Interview: Bombadil Embark on Tour!

Bombadil has had a long and storied career, filled with camaraderie, carpal tunnel, and lots and lots of earnest music. Earlier this year, they released their sixth...

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Interview: The Score Play Amplyfi This Friday!

Interview: The Score Play Amplyfi This Friday!

If you’re a native of the UK, you probably know The Score subconsciously from the popular grocery chain, Asda’s advert that ran frequently a few summers...

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Chaz Bundick Collaboration with The Mattson 2 Heads Out on Tour!

Chaz Bundick Collaboration with The Mattson 2 Heads Out on Tour!

Given the state of modern music and its fabricated pop icons, what Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 achieves is a collective music victory in a new era of progressive...

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INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Chris Shiflett (of Foo Fighters)

INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Chris Shiflett (of Foo Fighters)

Chris Shiflett is a restless musician, whose brand new record, West Coast Town, comes out April 14th on Side One Dummy Records. Shiflett is best known for his role...

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Foxygen is on Tour! Win Tickets!

Foxygen is on Tour! Win Tickets!

Foxygen began 2017 with a brand new LP, titled Hang, the band’s fifth full length record since forming in 2005. The band referred to it as their “first...

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Win Tickets to When We Were Young Fest!

Win Tickets to When We Were Young Fest!

Who is ready for a spring emo festival? The Observatory in Santa Ana is hosting When We Were Young, yet another stellar festival promising to raise the spirits...

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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 »