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Review: ††† (Crosses) Sanctify the Independent with Sold-Out Shows

Review: ††† (Crosses) Sanctify the Independent with Sold-Out Shows

Chino Moreno, mostly known for his work with the Deftones, stood tall on top of his monitor as three illuminated crosses flashed behind him. Exhalted fans praised him, hands high in the air. To an outsider this could have looked like an underground rally of…

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Review: British Electronica Trio London Grammar Charm The Independent

Review: British Electronica Trio London Grammar Charm The Independent

London Grammar skillfully showcased a blend of ambient and ethereal yet classical style to a sold out crowd Thursday night at the Independent. From her first dulcet note, singer-songwriter and lead vocalist Hannah Reid catches plenty of attention. She is supported by guitarist and college…

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Chino Moreno Discusses New ††† (Crosses) Project Before SF Shows

Chino Moreno Discusses New ††† (Crosses) Project Before SF Shows

There’s something cryptic and mysterious about ††† (Crosses), the latest project headed by Deftones front man Chino Moreno, ex-Far guitarist Shaun Lopez and Chuck Doom.

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Danish Pianist Agnes Obel Discusses New Work Before Sold-Out SF Show

Danish Pianist Agnes Obel Discusses New Work Before Sold-Out SF Show

Avant garde folk artist Agnes Obel brings spirited vocals and a wonderful piano for her second appearance in San Francisco, performing as a classical trio at The Independent on March 13. Her sophomore album, Aventine, serves as an impressive and introspective follow up to her…

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Interview: Tosca Brings Live Instrumentation and Visuals to The Independent

Interview: Tosca Brings Live Instrumentation and Visuals to The Independent

Tosca, the duo comprised of Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber, broke new ground in dance music with their debut album Chocolate Elvis in 1994. Their sound was something completely experimental and ambient with a nod to the grooves of formative genres like jazz, blues and disco. The…

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Coachella Artists Performing in the Bay Area

Coachella Artists Performing in the Bay Area

A great benefit for music fans in the Bay Area is the tendency for the majority Coachella artists to perform in the Bay Area.

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Review: Allen Stone Kicks Off the Independent Anniversary Concerts

Review: Allen Stone Kicks Off the Independent Anniversary Concerts

Last night, Allen Stone, a singer from Seattle who once dubbed himself a “hippie with soul,” serenaded a sold-out crowd at the Independent Theater to kick off the first of several concerts to celebrate the venue’s 10-year anniversary.

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Back to the Future: Delorean Bring Spanish Grooves to the Independent

Back to the Future: Delorean Bring Spanish Grooves to the Independent

Like a budding flower waiting to ripen, Delorean has explored many musical aspects, becoming producers in their own right with original tracks while constantly remixing other bands and raising their ceiling for endless possibilities.

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Review: Sly of the Family Stone’s ‘Stand!’ at the Independent

Review: Sly of the Family Stone’s ‘Stand!’ at the Independent

From 1967-1983 Sly and the Family Stone, one of the most pivotal and influential funk bands, reigned supreme in the Bay Area. Their psychedelic sound made them unique, and their soul made them legit. Their impact was monumental and San Francisco won’t let them forget…

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Futurebirds Fly High with ‘Baba Yaga,’ National Tour

Futurebirds Fly High with ‘Baba Yaga,’ National Tour

Futurebirds has come a long way since their 2010 release, Hampton’s Lullaby. The Georgia-born rock band adopted a reputation for wildly energetic live shows and has enjoyed subtle success touring with bands like Widespread Panic and Blitzen Trapper, but they’ve also been struck by adversity.

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Glow and Behold: Yuck is Coming to SF

Glow and Behold: Yuck is Coming to SF

Often pigeonholed as “90s Revivalists,” London’s multicultural band Yuck has something to prove with its sophomore album, Glow and Behold. Fronted by Max Bloom after Daniel Blumberg’s departure last April, the band fortifies its dreamy, melodic sound with the addition of Ed Hayes on guitar…

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Andrew W.K. Bring the Party to Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg

Andrew W.K. Bring the Party to Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg

Ramones drummer Marky Ramone brings his energetic Blitzkreig tour to the West Coast and there might not be any better candidate to lead the newly assembled cast than party ambassador Andrew W.K.

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