The Independent San Francisco CA (Live Music Venue)

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The Independent - Description

For the past 30 years, this location has been providing San Francisco's party goers and music enthusiasts with front line live music, and over five years as The Independent with 1200+ shows under its belt. Since its opening, some of the country's best or most up and coming names have taken the stage.

By the far the best live music and party institution, this club has been committed to bringing you the best and latest music and entertainment - setting the standard in new and creative acts!...[more]

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The U.S. Air Guitar Championships 2014 Semifinals Flyer

The U.S. Air Guitar Championships 2014 Semifinals US Air Guitar is the official air guitar association of the United States and is responsible for operating the US Air Guitar Championships, official Regional events and specialized championships such as the Online Competition. Our mission: US Air Guitar is devoted to taking our nation’s uno...[more]


Magic Man Flyer

Magic Man Night Terrors of 1927 & Prides Magic Man is a band from Providence, Rhode Island and later fromBoston, Massachusetts that formed around 2009. They began as a duo who grew out of idle hours during a summer in France spent volunteering on different organic farms. Their self-produced debut album Real Life Color was released in 2010. Th...[more]


Filter Flyer

Filter with Helmet & Local H The Trouble With Angels, Filter's inaugural venture with producer Bob Marlette culminated in Patrick cleaning the slate and solidifying a new live band line-up before embarking on tour across North America and Europe in support of the album. Filter's affiliation with the organization Stars For Stripes allowed the ba...[more]


OK Go Flyer

OK Go Of all the superlatives ever thrown at OK Go, "world's most creative band" might fit best. Theirs is a project of the modern age, defined by vision as opposed to boundaries. It starts with a growing canon of infectious songs (the band's fourth album is forthcoming), and explodes out from there into a million creative endeavors: their vid...[more]


The Field with Blu Farm Flyer

Blasthaus Presents The Field with Blu Farm The Field Stockholm-born, Berlin-based, The Field a.k.a. Axel Willner sprung into existence in 2003 when Axel took to Buzz – a software program he still uses to make music today – to construct his ambient techno based on a stoic motorik and a perpetually rotating hook. He was picked up by Kompakt just...[more]


Yung Lean with Sadboys Flyer

Yung Lean with Sadboys Yung Lean Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden 16 year old Yung Lean (real name Jonatan Leandoer Håstad) along with producers Yung Sherman and Yung Gud form the Sad Boys. Lean is the son of Swedish author, translator and literary editor Kristoffer Leandoer. The Sad Boys are influenced by artists such as Lil B, Future and Main A...[more]


Midnite Flyer

Midnite By breaking all the rules, Midnite is setting a new standard. Armed with a firm foundation in Jah Rastafari, their natural talents, and a strong and uncompromising musical vision, Midnite champions a unique sound that is on the cutting edge of modern roots music. ...[more]


Man Or Astro-Man Flyer

Man Or Astro-Man Some years ago, a young collective of extraterrestrials arrived on this planet and happened upon a small college town in Alabama. Home to both otherworldly jazz guru Sun Ra and rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, it is clear that Alabama is a direct linkage to outer space. In order to integrate into human society, these aliens w...[more]


Au Revoir Simone Flyer

Wildfox Presents The NYLON Music Tour Au Revoir Simone with Haerts, The Lower 48 Brooklyn, NY’s Au Revoir Simone will release their first album in four years, Move In Spectrums, on September 24th, 2013 on the newly revived Instant Records. Produced by Violens’ Jorge Elbrecht, Move In Spectrums is the follow up to 2009’s critically acclaimed s...[more]


Sly & Robbie Flyer

Sly & Robbie Sly and Robbie are a prolific Jamaican rhythm section and production duo, associated primarily with the reggae genre. Drummer Sly Dunbar and bassist Robert Shakespeare joined in the mid-1970s after establishing themselves separately in Jamaica....[more]


Hundred Waters Flyer

Hundred Waters The quartet's members Nicole Miglis, Trayer Tryon, Paul Giese & Zach Tetreault played together in various formations as far back as middle school, but it took until adulthood and 2012 for them to become Hundred Waters. Living under one roof meant the band had a communal mentality, yet each maintained their own distinct projects,...[more]


The Budos Band Flyer

The Budos Band Having scalded listeners’ ears with sonic lava on Budos I and stung them with venomous frequencies on Budos II, The Budos Band delivers on their promise to spread the epidemic of “Budos Fever” far and wide with the release of The Budos Band III. The cobra is poised to strike if anyone dares challenge The Budos on their quest. And,...[more]


Rustie Flyer

Rustie Glasgow's talent pool clearly runs deep, and if the city's last few years of genre-busting electronic music have made anything remotely clear it's that Rustie is one of the deep-fried kingdom's crown jewels. Emerging with the rest of the multi-talented Numbers crew, and with only a handful of laser-guided releases to his name, his presence ...[more]


Omar Souleyman Flyer

Omar Souleyman Omar Souleyman - the Syrian artist who not only changed the vibe of weddings throughout the Middle East with his Shaabi street sound but also brought it to the West through his notorious late night festival slots - has finally recorded an album. After three compilations and a live release, Wenu Wenu is his first album to be re...[more]


Viceroy Flyer

Viceroy It’s no question that Viceroy is one of the biggest names in dance music right now. With a stellar past year full of big-name collaborations, chart-topping remixes and buzz-blog no.1’s,Viceroy is constantly making moves. With his ‘summertime all the time’ motto fully emblazoned in everything he touches, 2013 saw Viceroy bring his unique ...[more]


Third World Flyer

Third World & See-I Third World remains one of most enduring and popular Jamaican bands in the world. Unlike many Jamaican reggae bands, comprised of hungry street kids with raw talent, no formal musical training and only their passion and drive to spur them to the top, the members of Third World come from the Kingston middle class. The ba...[more]


Bad Suns with Kiev Flyer

Bad Suns with Kiev Bad Suns Southern California rock band Bad Suns formed in 2012 and in the short time since inception, have managed to be musically beyond their years. Made up of Christo Bowman (vocals), Gavin Bennett (bass), Miles Morris (drums) and Ray Libby (guitar) the four piece ranges from ages 19-22 yet has a sound reminiscent of roc...[more]


Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Flyer

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah with Stagnant Pools It has been 10 years since Clap Your Hands Say Yeah started, and they’re about to release their fourth record, Only Run. Like the previous three, CYHSY will market and distribute the album independently. From the get go, this ethos struck a chord with fans, but it was merely an extension of lead sing...[more]


Fucked Up Flyer

Fucked Up with Tijuana Panthers Fucked Up are a punk band. They were a punk band when they started in Toronto more than a decade ago, and they’ve remained a punk band even as they’ve ascended to career heights that their younger selves never could’ve imagined. But how do you remain a punk band when you’re on magazine covers, or sharing stadiu...[more]


Boris Flyer

Boris Boris has always demolished expectations of what a band can do musically and aesthetically. In keeping with that tradition, they again flip the script for the band's first official release in three years by serving up their most all-encompassing effort to date. Noise is an amplification of Boris' endless pursuit of musical extremes while...[more]


Lee Scratch Perry Flyer

Lee Scratch Perry Grammy Winning Reggae Icon Lee 'Scratch' Perry's returns with the highly anticipated new LP "REPENTANCE"-- with the sexually charged club anthem "Pum Pum," as the debut single which demonstrates Lee's mastery of all sounds. The album touches on a multitude of genres ranging from hip-hop & dancehall to club ready dance hits. ...[more]


The Rosebuds Flyer

The Rosebuds After spending two years living on opposite coasts and pursuing their own creative projects, Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp came back together last spring to set to work on the sixth full-length album from the Rosebuds. Joining up with Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon (a friend and former bandmate who, in a 2011 interview, noted that th...[more]


Groundation Flyer

Groundation Groundation's unique reggae fusion can be heard from villages in Thailand, to the favelas of Brazil, from the mountains of New Zealand, to Moroccan cafes and college dorm rooms in the United States. Since 1998 they've performed in more than thirty countries on six continents, sharing the stage with such diverse artists as Jimmy Cliff...[more]


Hilltop Hoods with Sims (Of Doomtree) Flyer

Hilltop Hoods with Sims (Of Doomtree) Hilltop Hoods This was evident from the reaction to the crew’s last album ‘State of the Art’, the biggest selling Australian Hip Hop album of all time. Not only did it hold the number one spot for two weeks, it won two ARIA’s and turned out to be a multi-platinum monster. MC’s Suffa and Pressure continued...[more]


Mission of Burma Flyer

Mission of Burma From the outset, ‘Unsound’ was not going to be like any other Mission of Burma album. As expected, the material is raw, primal and aggressive. They still have a signature knack for twisting even the most ferocious noise into complex structures. There are, of course, those killer hooks scattered throughout, but just not quite w...[more]


Strand Of Oaks Flyer

Strand Of Oaks From the first bars of Heal, the exhilarating melodic stomp of "Goshen '97" puts you right into Tim Showalter's fervent teenage mindset. We find him in his family's basement den in Goshen, Indiana, feeling alienated but even at 15 years old, believing in the alchemy and power of music to heal your troubles. "The record is called...[more]


Bombino Flyer

Bombino Tuareg guitarist and singer Omara "Bombino" Moctar made his Nonesuch Records debut with the release of Nomad on April 2, 2013. The album was recorded with 2013 Grammy Award-winning Producer of the Year Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys at his Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound. Nomad debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music album chart and ...[more]


Bear In Heaven Flyer

Bear In Heaven Bear In Heaven's new album is aptly titled Time is Over One Day Old. It's a record with a visceral relationship to time and its processes. Where invulnerability and ambition can support you as you grow, at some point they become dead weight, and being true to yourself means casting them off, starting anew. This plays out as a powe...[more]


Swans Flyer

Swans & Carla Bozulich After years of pursuing Angels of Light and recording and producing a diverse roster of artists for his Young God label, Michael Gira has decided to reconvene his legendary group Swans. As he says: “THIS IS NOT A REUNION. It’s not some dumb-ass nostalgia act. It is not repeating the past. After 5 Angels Of Light album...[more]


Swans Flyer

Swans & Carla Bozulich After years of pursuing Angels of Light and recording and producing a diverse roster of artists for his Young God label, Michael Gira has decided to reconvene his legendary group Swans. As he says: “THIS IS NOT A REUNION. It’s not some dumb-ass nostalgia act. It is not repeating the past. After 5 Angels Of Light albums,...[more]


Sierra Leones Refugee All Stars Flyer

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars with Black Nature Band Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix out of the ashes of war and enflamed the passions of fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith and joy. The band is a potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to perse...[more]


Slow Magic Flyer

Slow Magic Making music while staying anonymous in the Internet age isn't only difficult, it's fun. A couple weeks ago, Slow Magic comprised of an "unknown imaginary friend" bubbled up from nowhere with an incredibly delicious single, "Sorry Safari. The glo-fi outfit whispered into the conversation like a mysterious woman at a cocktail party— wh...[more]


Lil Dicky with DJ Omega Flyer

Lil Dicky with DJ Omega Since rapper Dave “Lil Dicky” Burd’s self-produced mix tape "So Hard" and Hump Day music videos went viral, LD’s music has been featured on the front pages of sites ranging from Worldstar Hip Hop to Funny or Die, LiveMixTapes.com to BroBible. Lil Dicky’s raps blend East Coast hip hop and West Coast swag. His flow elevates...[more]


Son Lux with Helado Negro Flyer

Son Lux with Helado Negro Son Lux Son Lux is Ryan Lott. His debut recording, At War With Walls and Mazes (2008), earned him the title of "Best New Artist" by NPR's All Songs Considered. In 2011 he followed up this release with We Are Rising which Consequence of Sound described as "the dark, operatic middle ground between Owen Pallett and In R...[more]


Kopecky Family Band Flyer

Kopecky Family Band The Kopecky Family Band – a non-traditional family, at that – is dynamic, and they wield an equally dynamic slew of instruments. Their thoughtful songwriting is supported by a diverse backdrop of sound. And the musical canvas is covered with broad brushstrokes – ranging from clanging tambourines and guitars, booming percussio...[more]


Houndmouth Flyer

Houndmouth That first November 2011 night, when it all fell together at the Green House, was nothing more complicated than four friends playing music, armed with something to drink and a curiosity about what might happen. They were the generation who has come of age in the new economy, already adept at shuffling jobs and get-bys, firmly acclimat...[more]


Duncan Trussell Family Hour Flyer

Comedy Night at The Indy - Partially Seated Duncan Trussell Family Hour Duncan Trussell is a stand-up comedian who currently stars on Syfy channel's "Joe Rogan Questions Everything". Duncan's popular podcast, "The Duncan Trussell Family Hour" is known for its blend of humor, fringe ideas, eclectic guests, and great interviews. He regularly tour...[more]


Living Colour Flyer

Living Colour ?? Starting with Vivid and continuing on future albums, the band showed that rock could still convey a message (as evidenced by such tracks as "Open Letter to a Landlord," "Funny Vibe," among others). The quartet regrouped a year later for their sophomore effort, Time's Up, an album that performed respectably on the charts but faile...[more]


Savoy with Bright Lights Flyer

Savoy with Bright Lights Savoy Take away the fog machines, insane laser show and monstrous speakers add some cheap beer and push aside the furniture, and it would be easy to imagine Savoy's show as the most bangin' house party you've ever been to. Instrumentalists turned seasoned producers, Gray Smith, Ben Eberdt, and live drummer Michael Kelly...[more]


Sondre Lerche Flyer

Sondre Lerche Lerche doesn't just transform his suffering into art on "Please" -- which was recorded between his hometown of Bergen and Brooklyn, his home-of-nine-years -- he shows us how he's doing it. Trying to see things from every possible angle, he sings "say it to yourself in a different voice" ("Crickets"). The multi-layered vocal arrange...[more]


Fink Flyer

Fink Here’s a little potted history of Fink, from 2006 ’til today. Some might see it differently, this is how we remember it… Biscuits – I guess this current incarnation of Fink all started when Guy said he was up for playing bass on a few tracks (‘So Long’ on Biscuits For Breakfast being the first I think) and Tim, over beers at a pub in Ham...[more]


Mutual Benefit Flyer

Mutual Benefit Jordan Lee has spent the last few years moving from Ohio to Austin to Boston, and most recently Brooklyn, running the wonderful Kassette Klub label, touring with friends' groups, and leading an amorphous project called Mutual Benefit, a one-man-band or a sprawling collective, depending on where he is and who is around that day. Af...[more]


Rubblebucket with Royal Canoe Flyer

Rubblebucket with Royal Canoe Rubblebucket Rubblebucket is many things and nothing at all; it’s a mindset, a legend, a feeling, a mystery; a mischievous, playful, boundary-smashing blast of sound that you can sit still and wonder at, or turn off your mind and move wildly to. Or both at the same time. As Kalmia said, when she handed me one of ...[more]


Sinkane with Helado Negro Flyer

Sinkane with Helado Negro Sinkane Melodically beat-driven and meditatively lyrical, Sinkane’s Mean Love rolls like an emotional, existential history of the artist. Ahmed Gallab has created an altogether unique compound of sound, stylistically nostalgic and ultramodern at the same time. From Gallab’s childhood in Sudan there is a Pan-African i...[more]


Mineral with Into It. Over It. Flyer

Mineral with Into It. Over It. Mineral Eventually the band relocated to Austin, TX and a debut single, Gloria b/w Parking Lot, on Caulfield Records followed, as did more touring. Via a zine editor in Colorado, the single found it’s way to Jeff Matlow at crank! A RECORD COMPANY, which eventually led to an album deal and the release of The Po...[more]


Rachael Yamagata Flyer

Rachael Yamagata Rachael Yamagata has reunited with Happenstance producer, John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz, Liz Phair) for her third studio album Chesapeake, the follow up to her heralded 2 CD Set Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart. Praised by critics for her intimately confessional songwriting and arrangements, Rachael released...[more]


Freeman Flyer

Freeman Listening to Marvelous Clouds, Aaron Freeman’s 2012 debut under his own name, fans might have felt that he was ignoring an elephant in his room—a drug-and-alcohol-related onstage flame-out that made viral headlines the year before. But Clouds, a deceptively chill Rod McKuen covers record, was just a warm-up for the artist once known as G...[more]


J Mascis Flyer

J Mascis It’s all but inconceivable that J Mascis requires an introduction. In the quarter-century since he founded Dinosaur (Jr.), Mascis has created some of the era’s signature songs, albums and styles. As a skier, golfer, songwriter, skateboarder, record producer, and musician, J has few peers. The laconically-based roar of his guitar, drums an...[more]


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Address: 628 Divisadero Street
San Francisco CA US (Western Addicition)

Phone: 415-771-1421
Website: The Independent
Capacity: 500
Age: 21+
Venue Type: Live Music Venue - Nightclubs


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