Rooney is back and coming to The Independent

The day I found out Rooney was back, was the day my heart was no longer missing. I also probably fainted a little bit and decided that I should [...]

By |April 29, 2016|0 Comments
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    Brainfeeder take over the Fox with Flying Lotus, George Clinton and more

Brainfeeder take over the Fox with Flying Lotus, George Clinton and more

Mark your fall calendars, this label is out to feed your brain this September. Brainfeeder, the Los Angeles-based label based founded by Flying Lotus and on the forefront of [...]

By |April 29, 2016|0 Comments

Black Mountain bringing spacerock act to the Independent

With their name and their penchant for bone-crunching riffs, Black Mountain would seem like a perfect fit for the Southern grindcore canon that includes outfits like Mastadon and Baroness.

Yet [...]

By |April 28, 2016|0 Comments
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    A eulogy for the shoulders of the giant: Celebrating Prince through Shamir

A eulogy for the shoulders of the giant: Celebrating Prince through Shamir

When a musical icon passes away, it's as if a major institution crumbles. Prince held a vast wealth of cultural currency, and his death is akin to the Federal [...]

By |April 27, 2016|0 Comments

Giveaway: Humans, Manics, and NITEPPL at Swedish American

This Friday night, the Swedish American Hall is bringing a night of indie dance music to the Castro, with a show featuring Canadian duo Humans. Joining the party are [...]

Giveaway: Grouper at Swedish American Hall

Photo by Jason Bokros

Liz Harris, the artist known musically as Grouper, has a Bay Area connection that many people don't remember. Though she's now based in the Portland, OR [...]

By |April 22, 2016|0 Comments

UNITY announce summer release of debut LP

(Unity LP variant by Jeff Cheung)

With demos sneaking online as far back as November 2013, Unity began as a songwriting outlet for Oakland-based artist and musician Jeff Cheung, known [...]

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    Roy Ruth’s Oakland Potwashers release ‘Night Man in a Winter Valley’

Roy Ruth’s Oakland Potwashers release ‘Night Man in a Winter Valley’

The Oakland Potwashers originated with the words of Austin poet Roy Ruth, who wrote an autobiographical collection of poetry about a motorcycle journey entitled "Buffalo Thoughts". To really drive [...]

Annie Bacon plans new songs, launches Kickstarter campaign

Singer-songwriter Annie Bacon is planning to record two new songs alongside accompanying videos, songs full of the empathy and passion fans have come to associate with her music.

The first, [...]

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    Slow Motion Cowboys release ‘In Exile/On the Mesa’ at Rickshaw Stop

Slow Motion Cowboys release ‘In Exile/On the Mesa’ at Rickshaw Stop

On Thursday, April 21, Slow Motion Cowboys will celebrate the release of their newest album In Exile/On the Mesa, as well as the birthday of Pete Fields - the [...]

By |April 20, 2016|1 Comment

Derek Ted to release new solo LP on Wednesday

Derek Ted, frontman for San Francisco-based folk-rock trio Owl Paws, concludes his new solo album with a track called "Poison Poetry."

I can't think of a better way to describe [...]

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    Backing more “mature” sounding album, Wild Nothing play The Independent

Backing more “mature” sounding album, Wild Nothing play The Independent

After crafting two immaculate albums of whimsical dreampop tunes, Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum has returned this year with what might be called his “mature” release, a term that is [...]

By |April 19, 2016|1 Comment
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