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Live Review: Marco Benevento at the Independent, Plus Secret Shows Tonight & Tomorrow

Live Review: Marco Benevento at the Independent, Plus Secret Shows Tonight & Tomorrow

Marco Benevento, east coast pianist and songwriting extraordinaire, took the stage at the Independent Saturday night for a nearly sold out crowd in support of his latest record, The Story of Fred Short. Marco Benevento has been a pillar of the psychedelic jazz scene since…

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Q&A: Future UK Garage Duo Bondax Kick Off U.S. Tour at The Independent

Q&A: Future UK Garage Duo Bondax Kick Off U.S. Tour at The Independent

Electronic music duo Bondax, consisting of English musicians Adam Kaye and George Townsend, begin their U.S. headline tour in San Francisco with a live show at The Independent. When they return to SF on February 17, they plan to bring a few surprise acts, which…

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Live Review: Man Man, Shilpa Ray Bring Divine Intervention to The Independent

Live Review: Man Man, Shilpa Ray Bring Divine Intervention to The Independent

Last night, KALX presented two ambitious east coast performers, Shilpa Ray and Man Man, for a sold out show at the Independent. At 8:25 Shilpa Ray took the stage, sitting in front of an electric keyboard with her set list in one hand and a…

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Good Old War Celebrate New Hymns at the Independent

Good Old War Celebrate New Hymns at the Independent

Philadelphia’s acoustic pop trio, Good Old War, bring their buoyant and infectious anthems to the Independent in support of their latest record, Broken Into Better Shape. Clapping, whistling and intuitive sing-alongs are almost subliminal when listening to the catchy tunes of Good Old War, who…

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Delta Spirit and Friends Rock the Independent In Spirit Of Warriors Win

Delta Spirit and Friends Rock the Independent In Spirit Of Warriors Win

Following a critical game five win by the Golden State Warriors, Southern California’s Delta Spirit channeled that confident and intense energy with their second consecutive performance at the Independent that included a handful of special guests in support of their latest album, Into the Wild….

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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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Jedi Mind Tricks Return to Form with New Record, Tour

Jedi Mind Tricks Return to Form with New Record, Tour

Philadelphia hip-hop duo, Jedi Mind Tricks, return to form with a new record, The Thief and the Fallen, featuring a reunion with producer Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind, and a stop in SF on Tuesday. Since 1993, the saga of Jedi Mind Tricks has been…

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Goodnight, Texas Playing Hometown Show at The Independent

Goodnight, Texas Playing Hometown Show at The Independent

On May 26th, San Francisco’s own Goodnight, Texas will be making a stop at The Independent during their current national tour supporting PigPen Theatre Co. They’re also touring in support of last year’s sophomore album Uncle John Farquhar which found them further developing their Americana sound. The band…

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Photos: Toro y Moi Previews ‘What For?’ at the Independent

Photos: Toro y Moi Previews ‘What For?’ at the Independent

Chaz Bundick, the creative force behind Toro y Moi, was at the Independent on Saturday for a sold-out show that offered an early glimpse of his excellent new album What For?.

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San Francisco’s Best Parties This Weekend

San Francisco’s Best Parties This Weekend

The weekend starts early with some big parties Thursday night and doesn’t stop until the early morning on Sunday. Get sax-y with Bakermat, trip out with Shpongle or kick it old school with Felix da Housecat—it’s time to dance.

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San Francisco’s Best Parties This Weekend

San Francisco’s Best Parties This Weekend

From the future R&B of Sweater Beats to the big boot bounce of Big Freed and the dubstep of Pegboard Nerds, San Francisco dance floors will be moving this weekend.

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San Francisco’s Best Parties This Weekend

San Francisco’s Best Parties This Weekend

It feels a little like an endless summer with all of this wintertime sunshine, and big-name DJs are in town this week to keep the party vibes alive, from hard trap beats to beach-y tropical house.

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