The Independent

06 Mar 2016

We’ve got the hookup to The Revivalists @ The Independent!

True to their name, The Revivalists lean more heavily on the older styles and warmer sounds of the golden age of rock ‘n roll, but the band isn’t afraid to dabble in electronics and sleight-of-studio when it’s right for the song. The group tends not to bother with questions like

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25 Jun 2015

9 Best Places to Smoke Pot in San Francisco

There are few American cities where you can smoke pot as casually and without consequence as in San Francisco. You can get away with smoking weed pretty much anywhere in our fair City, regardless of police proximity. But there are a few standout spots for pot-smokers that deserve special recognition

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08 Jun 2015

Win Tickets: Bhi Bhiman @ The Independent!

Bhi Bhiman celebrates the release of his new record, Rhythm & Reason. The album has earned praise from outlets like Afropunk, The Wall Street Journal and NPR’s Weekend Edition. Watch his hilarious new video starring Keegan-Michael Key of Comedy Central’s Key & Peele. Saturday, June 27, 2015 @ 8:30PM | The Independent

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23 Feb 2015

Win Tickets to Theophilus London @ The Independent!

Hailing from Trinidad + Tobago, Theophilus London later moved to Brooklyn and then found himself in the Poconos. His “genre-bending approach draws from a range of styles, from soul-pop and post-punk to electro and contemporary R&B,” citing influences such as Prince and Morrissey. His new album Vibes, was produced in its entirety

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18 Feb 2015

Win Tickets to Giraffage @ Independent SF!

San Francisco producer Charlie Yin has made quite a name for himself turning bedroom beats into dance floor staples as Giraffage. His beloved R&B remixes and vibe-laden solo tracks have won early praise from Pitchfork, The Fader, XLR8R and other tastemakers, all while he seals the deal live with lush,

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14 Jan 2015

Win Tickets to The Coup @ Independent SF!

Obviously not afraid to show which side of the line in the sand he represents – as seen recently in his involvement with the Oakland Occupy movement – Oakland-raised Boots Riley has been an activist long before he staged The Coup. He’s also a poet, writer, and screenwriter. So, you

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01 Dec 2014

Win Tickets to see Cass McCombs + The Meat Puppets @ IndySF!

Cass McCombs, who’s from Concord, played in countless bands at various DIY spaces in the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest in the 90s, until he relocated to New York. But don’t worry, he relocated to SF in 2011. See him play tracks from his 2013 album, Big Wheel and Others. Wednesday,

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