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Get Tickets to See Primal Static on Tour!

Get Tickets to See Primal Static on Tour!

With their newest EP, Panstylistic, out now, Primal Static have hit the ground running! They recently began a month-long tour that will take them through the midwest,...

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Win Tickets To See Kllo On Tour Now!

Win Tickets To See Kllo On Tour Now!

Melbourne-based Kllo is a collaboration between cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam. Their debut full length, Backwater, comes out Friday, October 20th, and we’ve...

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The Ballroom Thieves On Tour – Ticket Giveaways and Interview!

The Ballroom Thieves On Tour – Ticket Giveaways and Interview!

The Ballroom Thieves are kicking off their United States headline tour in a few weeks and we’ve got free tickets to giveaways! The harmony rich folk-rock band...

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Thrillcall Recommends: Five nights of Halloween!

Thrillcall Recommends: Five nights of Halloween!

Time to get spooky! It’s October, and the memes won’t let us ignore the fact that Halloween is nearly upon us! This year, that fateful day falls on a...

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Gryffin Fall Tour and Ticket Giveaways

Gryffin Fall Tour and Ticket Giveaways

Dan Griffith aka Gryffin is a New York City based multi-instrumentalist and producer who’s taking his melodic house music on the road this fall. Enter to win...

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Pumarosa Plays Resident DTLA on 10/12!

Pumarosa Plays Resident DTLA on 10/12!

London’s own Pumarosa released their debut record, The Witch, only a few months ago, and they want to celebrate the music with you! They are currently on an...

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Grizfolk On Tour Now – Win Free Tickets!

Grizfolk On Tour Now – Win Free Tickets!

L.A. based alternative rock band Grizfolk have just released a video for the stellar “In My Arms,” and announced a string of East Coast tour dates. We’re...

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Poppy On Tour Now: Win Free Tickets!

Poppy On Tour Now: Win Free Tickets!

Poppy, also known as That Poppy, is an American singer, songwriter, ambient music composer and YouTube personality. She’s on tour this October and we’ve...

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Elliot Root Tour Giveaways!

Elliot Root Tour Giveaways!

Up-and-coming Nashville band Elliot Root’s full-length debut Conjure is out now on E.R. Recordings/Thirty Tigers. This fall, the band is set to embark on a U.S...

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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 »