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    Q&A: Vance Joy is today’s singer-songwriter, tomorrow’s librarian

Q&A: Vance Joy is today’s singer-songwriter, tomorrow’s librarian

James Keogh could have been a lawyer; he’d completed the degree for it. Or he could have been a successful, yet underpaid, footballer in Australian rules football. But he’d […]

By |August 19, 2014|0 Comments

Canadian punks Fucked Up coming to The Independent

Fucked Up, the esteemed Canadian punk band, is bringing their United States tour to the San Francisco Bay Area. Having achieved the heights of critical acclaim, Fucked Up has […]

By |August 13, 2014|0 Comments

Interview: Outside Lands producers gear up for seventh year

For more on Outside Lands 2014, check out our spotlight on local artists performing at this year’s festival.

The seventh annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival (August 8 to […]

By |July 23, 2014|Comments Off
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    Phono del Sol: Nick Waterhouse uses past as inspiration, not blueprint to copy

Phono del Sol: Nick Waterhouse uses past as inspiration, not blueprint to copy

Indie soul man Nick Waterhouse doesn’t mince any words about recording in the same room where Nirvana made “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and where more than a hundred gold-certified […]

By |June 23, 2014|1 Comment
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    Q&A: Tommy & The High Pilots talk love for Santa Barbara, baseball

Q&A: Tommy & The High Pilots talk love for Santa Barbara, baseball

As a teen growing up in Santa Barbara, Tommy Cantillon was upset when the band he led for five years fell apart. While he was willing to go as […]

By |June 17, 2014|Comments Off

Doug Gillard playing at Slim’s tonight

Doug Gillard, Ohio-based guitarist and singer-songwriter, is set to play in San Francisco at Slim’s, supporting the Buzzcocks.

His music is power-poppy and lively, while also wistful and sincere. […]

By |June 6, 2014|Comments Off
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    Giveaway: The Bloody Beetroots bring Chaos & Confusion to the Bay

Giveaway: The Bloody Beetroots bring Chaos & Confusion to the Bay

Well-known electronic musician, The Bloody Beetroots, will be playing The Regency Ballroom this month as a part of his “Chaos & Confusion” tour.

Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, The Bloody Beetroots’ […]

By |May 20, 2014|Comments Off

Mimicking Birds to play The Chapel

Oregon-based Mimicking Birds will be playing The Chapel on a tour behind their newest full length album, Eons, which dropped earlier this month.

Their sound is soothing, and highly evocative of an […]

By |May 19, 2014|Comments Off

The beautiful indie folk of Dana Falconberry

Austin-based singer songwriter Dana Falconberry will be headlining Amnesia this Sunday. The southwest artist has a poppy indie-meets-folk acoustic sound that is transcendent and uplifting. Falconberry’s voice is a […]

By |April 30, 2014|1 Comment

Portland’s WL heads to Oakland

Next week, Professional Fans will be holding a showcase featuring Portland trio WL. The band’s an experimental shoegaze-esque group that is fronted by the addictingly lo-fi and reverbed vocals […]

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    Giveaway: Win tickets to see Chance The Rapper play The Warfield

Giveaway: Win tickets to see Chance The Rapper play The Warfield

As part of his 21st Birthday Circuit tour, Chance The Rapper will be playing The Warfield in San Francisco next week.

The Chicago-based rapper, who first started his career at 19, blew […]

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Introducing San Diego’s Brothers Weiss

There are very few things I know about San Diego other than that’s where Anchormen is set, it’s where the Padres play and where, I’m assuming, everyone is blonde […]

By |April 9, 2014|Comments Off
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