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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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Win Tickets to Nick Hakim’s Tour

Win Tickets to Nick Hakim’s Tour

The debut album from Nick Hakim comes as the culmination of years chiseling his skills as a musician. Hailing from Washington, D.C., he grew up in a musical household—his...

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The Unlikely Candidates: On The Road to SXSW

The Unlikely Candidates: On The Road to SXSW

Fort Worth, TX alternative rock band The Unlikely Candidates release the excellent Bed Of Liars EP tomorrow following two strong singles “Your Love Could Start...

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Goodbye June: Interview & Tour Giveaways

Goodbye June: Interview & Tour Giveaways

Nashville based alternative rock band Goodbye June released Danger In The Morning EP at the end of last year and are hitting the road for the next few months....

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Noise Rockers NOTS Head Out on Tour!

Noise Rockers NOTS Head Out on Tour!

Win tickets to see NOTS on tour! NOTS are a four-piece noise-punk band from Memphis, who released their debut album We Are Nots in 2014 and have toured North America...

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Pop Evil Heads Out on Spring Tour

Pop Evil Heads Out on Spring Tour

Win tickets to the Pop Evil show nearest you! Pop Evil is an American rock band that was formed in North Muskegon, Michigan in 2001 by Leigh Kakaty. Simply put, Pop...

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Whiskey Myers Take Their Country Rock Act On The Road!

Whiskey Myers Take Their Country Rock Act On The Road!

Win tickets to dates along Whiskey Myers national tour! Whiskey Myers is an American Southern rock/Country group from Palestine, Texas. The band started when friends...

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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 »