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Photos: Summertime All the Time With Viceroy at the Independent

Photos: Summertime All the Time With Viceroy at the Independent

San Francisco dance music producer Viceroy hit the stage at the Independent on Saturday with his motto “summertime all the time” for a sold-out party.

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San Francisco’s Best Parties This Weekend

San Francisco’s Best Parties This Weekend

Hello, August. We’ve been waiting for you like Friday night. This weekend’s full of homegrown talent and new parties, plus your local Syrian star and a globally loved DJ from Poland/Detroit/Berlin. Variation is key.

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OK Go Rolls Through the Bay in Support of New Album

OK Go Rolls Through the Bay in Support of New Album

OK Go continues to reinvent and challenge themselves with their fourth album Hungry Ghosts. They have come a long way since singles “Get Over It” and “Here It Goes Again” (accompanied by their viral treadmill video), dropping another ambitious and visually stimulating video for the…

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The Faint Takeover the Independent for Three Shows

The Faint Takeover the Independent for Three Shows

In 2001, the Faint established themselves with the momentous record, Danse Macabre, chalked full of distorted bass lines, blasting synthesizers, danceable drums and angst ridden anti-suburban vocals that challenged listeners to not only to flail their limbs to a beat, but to think.

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Live Review: SOHN, Mr. Little Jeans at the Independent

Live Review: SOHN, Mr. Little Jeans at the Independent

SOHN, a London-born, Vienna-based singer, songwriter, and producer cast an electro-soul spell on the Independent at Saturday night’s sold out show. The stage was set with strobing vertical LEDs, a mess of wires, touring band-mates Albin Janoska (synths) and Stefan Fallmann (bass) all clad in…

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Papa’s Darren Weiss Returns to Bay Area for a Headlining Gig at the Independent

Papa’s Darren Weiss Returns to Bay Area for a Headlining Gig at the Independent

After a move from Los Angeles to New York and back, childhood friends Darren Weiss and Danny Presant found a way to make Papa cohesive band, creating an album full of captivating choruses and eccentric melodies. Their sound is riddled with lo-fi influences that fall somewhere…

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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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