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Q&A: Trombone Shorty Brings the New Orleans Sound to Berkeley’s UC Theatre

Q&A: Trombone Shorty Brings the New Orleans Sound to Berkeley’s UC Theatre

Jazz-funk alchemist Trombone Shorty and his backing band New Orleans Avenue visit the Bay Area’s newest concert venue, The UC Theatre, on Saturday, March 26. Troy Andrews, who performs using the nickname Trombone Shorty, has been a multi-instrumentalist since his youth. Being brought up in…

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Q&A: Car Seat Headrest Ready to Rock The Independent

Q&A: Car Seat Headrest Ready to Rock The Independent

Car Seat Headrest, the creative project of Seattle artist Will Toledo, is a rising indie rock band that’s driving full speed into 2016. This group has had a great 2015, scoring prime placement on Vice Magazine’s “Top 50 Albums of 2015″, being named as an artist to watch…

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Q&A: Punk Trio Coliseum Return to SF to Rock Thee Parkside

Q&A: Punk Trio Coliseum Return to SF to Rock Thee Parkside

Southern punk band Coliseum invade San Francisco for the second time in 2015, playing at Thee Parkside on Friday, July 31. Fronted by singer and guitarist Ryan Patterson, Coliseum have been creating post-harcore music for more than a decade. Their latest album, Anxiety’s Kiss, was…

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Q&A: Jaga Jazzist Re-Emerge in SF with ‘Starfire’

Q&A: Jaga Jazzist Re-Emerge in SF with ‘Starfire’

Norweigan experimental band Jaga Jazzist visit the Independent on June 18 following the release of their fifth full-length studio album, Starfire. With over 20 years experience making music, the Oslo-based group of eight multi-instrumentalists thoughtfully manipulate atmospheric sounds, demonstrating a strong-willed distaste for orthodoxy. Jaga…

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Q&A: Matthew Shultz of Cage the Elephant

Q&A: Matthew Shultz of Cage the Elephant

High octane American rock band Cage The Elephant released their anticipated new album, Melophobia, this month. We spoke eccentric lead vocalist Matthew Shultz about the band’s extended time off from touring, his musical influences and the band’s live show.

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Homegrown: Birds & Batteries

Homegrown: Birds & Batteries

It’s inevitable, great bands go unheard amidst the digital noise. Technology has done nothing but exacerbate this. This weekly blog, featuring some of our favorite local artists, is an attempt to combat that digital noise.

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