The Independent

09 Jul 2021

The Independent is Has Finally Reopened!

What’s the best show you’ve seen at The Independent? I’m honestly having a hard time picking just one favorite. Was it Charles Bradley? Maybe The Devil Makes Three? Or was it Richie Cunning? Hell, I even had my my mayoral campaign kickoff party there. I LOVE the Independent! So I’m very excited

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25 Feb 2020

We Wanna Send You & a Friend to See the Sold Out Stone Foxes Show!

In the darkest of times while the world faces political and environmental uncertainties of grand proportions, the responsibility of artists to reflect on the state of the world becomes undeniable. The Stone Foxes – with Shannon Koehler at the helm – set a piercing depiction of greed, deception, and loss with a

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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22 Jan 2020

We wanna send you plus one to see The Lil Smokies!

Drawing on the energy of a rock band and the Laurel Canyon songwriting of the ‘70s, The Lil Smokies are reimagining their approach to roots music on Tornillo, named for the remote Texas town where the album was recorded. Produced by Bill Reynolds (The Avett Brothers, Band of Horses), Tornillo is the band’s

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06 Nov 2019

We wanna send you to see Kindness @ The Independent!

Kindness is an Asian British producer, DJ, documentary maker, radio host and recording artist. Their solo works include albums ‘World You Need A Change of Mind’, 2012 and ‘Otherness’, 2014. Kindness returns in 2019 with a string of new singles including a wide range of collaborations.   Friday, November 15, 2019 |

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14 Oct 2019

We wanna send you to the SOLD OUT Black Pumas show!

A mutual friend mentioned Eric Burton to Adrian Quesada, saying that he was the best singer he had ever heard. The two musicians connected, but Burton took a while to respond (“My friends were like ‘Dude, you’re a mad man, you need to hit that guy back!’“) Finally, he called Quesada,

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19 Jun 2019

We wanna send you to see Sinkane!

Sinkane is a Sudanese-American musician who blends krautrock, prog rock, electronica, free jazz and funk rock with Sudanese pop. He is signed to City Slang Records. Born to college professors in London, he lived in Sudan, then moved to the US when he was five, and lived for some time

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04 Jul 2018

We wanna send you and a friend to see Bombino: The Sultan of Shred

Home. Where the heart is. For Bombino and most other Tuareg, there’s only one place that can be. In recent years, the rest of the world has largely written off that home as a hot and savage wasteland, a bolt hole for religious extremists and terrorists, a geopolitical video nasty

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27 Feb 2018

We wanna send you to see Go Team!

The Go! Team have always been cheerleaders for a better world – an outpouring of collective joy in the face of small-mindedness and dismal careerism. They rejoice in the unifying urges and the chance encounters between cultures that lead to something new. They’re a band who still have faith in

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