Coming to the Bay: Cre•scen•do

Mixing old-school shoegaze with modern-day dream-pop, Cre•scen•do sounds like a new genre all of their own.  Maybe that’s why they coined the term “DreamGaze” to describe their unique sound.  […]

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    Interview: The Growlers bring ‘Chinese Fountain’ to Treasure Island

Interview: The Growlers bring ‘Chinese Fountain’ to Treasure Island

In The Growlers’ song “Going Gets Tough,” off of their fifth and newest album, Chinese Fountain, lead vocalist Brooks Nielson sings: “Placebo for pain / And there’s no one for […]

By |October 14, 2014|0 Comments
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    Interview: Ex Hex’s Mary Timony talks ‘Rips’, growing up, and ’80s power pop

Interview: Ex Hex’s Mary Timony talks ‘Rips’, growing up, and ’80s power pop

Ex Hex (Photo by Jonah Takagi)

“Before Ex Hex started, I had never really thought about making a song that was under two minutes long,” Mary Timony remembers.

Considering her sprawling […]

By |October 10, 2014|0 Comments

Tone In Georgia at the Art Boutiki this Friday

If you’re looking to broaden your musical horizons this week, look no further than San Jose’s Art Boutiki on Friday, which will be featuring touring band Tone in Georgia. […]

By |October 9, 2014|0 Comments
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    Interview: Irish singer Imelda May out to win over America (Win tickets!)

Interview: Irish singer Imelda May out to win over America (Win tickets!)

Irish singer Imelda May is OK with playing in front of smaller audiences, or opening for others, in the U.S.

The 40-year-old with a shock of blonde in her black […]

By |October 6, 2014|0 Comments
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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|1 Comment

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|Comments Off

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
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