Stax Keyboard Legend Plays Local ShowsMarin-based Hammond B-3 organ legend Booker T. Jones plays a set of Bay Area show this weekend when he holds forth with his current band for performances in Santa Cruz and San Francisco.
British Ska Great Brings Band Back To San FranciscoSinger and principle songwriter Dave Wakeling brings his line-up of the English Beat to the Independent Friday for a sold-out night of ska classics.
San Francisco Club Hosts Scratch DJ SummitRenowned as the Bay Area DJ group that raised the bar for hip-hop scratch DJs during the 1990s with their blazing turntable skills, the reunited Invisbl Skratch Piklz play a rare hometown show at the Independent Thursday.
Local Funk Outfit Monophonics Lands At IndependentA Bay Area funk institution for over a decade, Monophonics plays songs it will soon be releasing on its forthcoming EP 'Mirrors' at the Independent Thursday night.
CBS SF Talks To The Jesus Lizard Drummer Mac McNeilly, Part IIDrummer for The Jesus Lizard Mac McNeilly talks about the band reuniting for its first tour in eight years ahead of a sold-out show at the Independent in San Francisco on December 15.
CBS SF Talks To The Jesus Lizard Drummer Mac McNeilly, Part IDrummer for The Jesus Lizard Mac McNeilly talks about the band reuniting for the first time in eight years ahead of a sold-out show at the Independent in San Francisco on December 15.
Heavyweight Japanese Trio Lands At IndependentDelivering its unique brand of heavy music for a quarter century, experimental Japanese trio Boris brings the band's 25th anniversary tour to the Independent in San Francisco Wednesday night.
CBS SF Talks To UFO Guitarist Vinnie MooreCurrent guitarist for veteran hard rockers UFO talked about the band's current tour with British metal heroes Saxon and the band's forthcoming album of cover songs ahead of their sold-out March 15th show at the Independent in San Francisco.
Legendary Local Hip-Hop Act Dr. Octagon Makes Historic DebutLegendary San Francisco hip-hop group Dr. Octagon featuring rapper Kool Keith, turntable sensei DJ Qbert and super producer Dan the Automator made its live debut Monday at the Independent, over two decades after releasing its debut album.
Best Places To See Indie Rock In San FranciscoAs we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, music lovers and historians know that the independent music scene and San Francisco have gone hand-in-hand for half a century. From native son guitar genius Jerry Garcia to the newest indie rock band to take to the stage, everybody's got to start somewhere -- and San Francisco is a great somewhere to start.
Tribute Band Adds Latin Funk To Sabbath ClassicsNine-piece funk juggernaut Brown Sabbath takes the stage at the Independent Saturday to deliver its hard-grooving, Latin-tinged interpretations of standards from the Black Sabbath catalog.
Los Angeles Punk Legends Return To IndependentCelebrated LA punk band X returns to it's stronghold of San Francisco fans for a four-night run of performances at the Independent starting Thursday night.