Fuck Buttons playing The Independent this Wednesday

Andrew Hung and John Power, better know as Fuck Buttons, will be returning to San Francisco on October 9 to unleash their vast and vacuous Slow Focus on a [...]

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Watch Coo Coo Birds' new video for "Mariposa Venenosa"

On the eve of the release of their sophomore album Psychedelic Warrior (due out on Halloween), San Francisco's Coo Coo Birds have a new video for “Mariposa Venenosa”, a [...]

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The Easy Leaves turn The Independent into a Honky Tonk

The folk rock and bluegrass scene in San Francisco is no hidden treasure. As we stand on the brink of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, this genre sits at [...]

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Ticket Giveaway: Daughter @ The Fillmore

Fall at The Fillmore rolls on next Monday night with yet another impressive bill, this time featuring London goth folk trio Daughter, and once again, we have a pair [...]

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Preview: A documentary short featuring Makeunder

In 2012, Bay Area based musician Hamilton Ulmer released the EP 'Radiate Satellite' under the name Makeunder. Ulmer recorded the entire album in just five nights as he was alone cleaning [...]

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    Interview: Dublin's Little Green Cars postpones college to tour the world

Interview: Dublin's Little Green Cars postpones college to tour the world

They have yet to get stuck inside a giant stage prop – or be successful enough to own one – but Ireland’s Little Green Cars have definitely had their [...]

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Want to see Youth Lagoon on Saturday?

Youth Lagoon's latest tour behind Wondrous Bughouse brings Trevor Powers to the Mezzanine this Saturday night, with Pure X supporting. Sound good? What if I told you we have [...]

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    What we love about Treasure Island's Sunday lineup: Haim, Real Estate, & more

What we love about Treasure Island's Sunday lineup: Haim, Real Estate, & more

Every year, Treasure Island Music Festival brings two days' worth of scenic music consumption to that island out in the Bay. The way the booking pans out, Saturday rounds [...]

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Watch Mikal Cronin's new video for "Peace of Mind"

Continuing to ride the wave of his sophomore solo effort (and Merge debut) MCII, local son Mikal Cronin dropped a new video for "Peace of Mind" just this morning. [...]

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100s – "Life of a Mack"

Nineteen (or 20) year old pimp-rap prodigy 100s has been on our radar for a while – after I saw his video for "1999", I guessed he had a [...]

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    Video Premiere: One Hundred Percent hangs out at home in "Lowbar"

Video Premiere: One Hundred Percent hangs out at home in "Lowbar"

Every few years -- actually, probably even more frequently than that -- there seems to be a narrative arc about the return of "real 90s indie rock," despite no [...]

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Review: Savages, Duke Garwood at The Independent

Savages kicked off the first of two sold out shows at The Independent on Friday with opener Duke Garwood. Outside the venue, signs and security stressed a strict "no [...]

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