LA Psych Band Celebrates New Album At The IndependentSongwriter Cory Hanson's rising psychedelic rock outfit Wand visits its stronghold of Bay Area fans Thursday, playing songs from the latest and arguably most ambitious album yet at the Independent in San Francisco.
Rising Aussie Psych Band Brings First U.S. Tour To The IndependentPerth-based group the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets bring their first U.S. tour to the Independent in San Francisco Saturday night with support from like-minded LA band Frankie and the Witch Fingers.
Japanese Psychedelic Powerhouse Comes To Northern CaliforniaThe latest standard bearer for otherworldly psychedelia to emerge from Japan, Kikagaku Moyo brings it's stunning live show to the Bay Area with shows in San Francisco and Sacramento this week.
Seattle Garage-Punk Greats Return To Bay AreaSeattle's favorite modern garage-punk purveyors Mudhoney return to the Bay Area this weekend, headlining shows at the Independent in San Francisco and the Ritz in San Jose with support from SF punk legends the Avengers.
Local Psych Rock Heroes Headline Bay Area ShowsBay Area guitar hero Ethan Miller leads his powerhouse psychedelic roots rock outfit Howlin Rain through songs from their latest stellar effort 'The Alligator Bride' at shows in Santa Cruz and San Francisco this weekend.
Acclaimed Post-Punk Outfits Bring Co-Headlining Tour To SFTwo of the more celebrated modern bands to mine the dark, foreboding sounds of classic post-punk make a San Francisco stop on their current tandem tour Tuesday when Canadian act Preoccupations and Detroit-based group Protomartyr share the stage at the Independent.
Funk Legend Returns To San Francisco To Play The IndependentGeorge Clinton and his Parliament-Funkadelic crew return to the Bay Area to play marathon sets for their Bay Area fans with two shows at the Independent in San Francisco.
Garage-Rock Legends Return To San FranciscoInfluential Northwestern garage-rock heroes the Sonics grind out classic hits for their adoring fans at the Independent in San Francisco Sunday night.
Minimalist Electronic-Rock Band Returns To IndependentA wildly experimental Bristol, UK-based project put together by Portishead mainstay Geoff Barrow, electronic-rock trio Beak> returns to San Francisco for the first time in five years for this show at the Independent.
Heavyweight Japanese Trio Returns To 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 Sunday night.
Iconic UK Punk Group Headlines Independent In SFUK punk band GBH plays classic hits and songs from the group's first new album in seven years when they headline the Independent in SF with fellow hardcore act FireBurn.
Dark Post-Punk Act Plays Homecoming Show In OaklandAcclaimed post-punk outfit The Soft Moon led by former Bay Area resident Luis Vasquez brings its droning, synth-powered sounds back home for this show at the Starline Social Club in Oakland Wednesday.
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.