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Review: J. Mascis at the Independent

Review: J. Mascis at the Independent

Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis was back in San Francisco on Saturday with his latest collection of solo, acoustic songs for a sold-out concert at the Independent.

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Photos: House Party With Gorgon City at the Independent

Photos: House Party With Gorgon City at the Independent

UK production duo Gorgon City brought the party to the Independent over the weekend.

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Interview: UK Dance Duo Gorgon City Return to Rage in SF

Interview: UK Dance Duo Gorgon City Return to Rage in SF

Two party-minded producers from North London, Matt “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott and Kye “Foamo” Gibbon, might currently hold the crown for most exciting electronic act. After teaming up a couple years ago to create classic a house and garage sound they formally labeled Gorgon City, the pairing…

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Interview: Kimbra Kicks Off ‘The Golden Echo’ Tour in San Francisco

Interview: Kimbra Kicks Off ‘The Golden Echo’ Tour in San Francisco

Modern pop heroine Kimbra launches a headline tour this Fall in support of her second album released last month, The Golden Echo, with a sold out San Francisco show October 20 at The Independent. The New Zealand native offers a complex musical style, lacing electro…

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Interview: Fink’s Fin Greenall Brings ‘Hard Believer’ to The Independent

Interview: Fink’s Fin Greenall Brings ‘Hard Believer’ to The Independent

Fin Greenall, lead singer and songwriter for Fink, has explored many avenues of music, playing everything from DJ sets to solo shows with just a guitar. Hailing from Bristol, England, Greenall’s unique musical sensibility has led to him to co-write songs with John Legend and…

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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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