Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Independent

St. Lucia played The Independent last Wednesday night and were joined by opener Sir Sly. Our friend Justin Yee was on hand to get...

When the news dropped late last year that Skrillex would be doing a set of shows in San Francisco dubbed as a "Takeover", I...

I was confused – very confused. Who was this dude with the 12-string guitar and headset mike? Why were none of the lights on?...

It was a lukewarm southern night in Athens, GA, in the waning months of 2007. As a senior in college, there was nothing better...

MS MR kicked off a mini west coast tour last night in San Francisco in support of their debut album, Secondhand Rapture. Using...

To close down another stellar Outside Lands weekend, I carried a NOLA Jazz Fest tradition over to the Bay Area by finishing off the...

After a whole ten minutes advance notice, Bay Area's Another Planet Entertainment (also responsible for bringing Outside Lands to the world) just dropped the...

Legendary jazz pioneer Dave Brubeck passed away at the age of 91 on Wednesday morning and last night moe. paid tribute with a cover...

Last week, we rolled out Part One of LMB's Best of 2012 feature, highlighting this year's noteworthy albums (Tame Impala's Lonerism, Jack White's Blunderbuss...

"Where My Scarecrows At?" Through the ages we've always enjoyed to laugh at entertainers. From court jesters to Vaudeville acts; from one-man bands to...

Marco Benevento did his best to keep a San Francisco audience perfectly satisfied last night as he brought his trio into town (this time...

Lotus played to a sold-out Independent on Saturday night and arguably played the best two sets I've ever seen them deliver. The energy...

Sorry for the absence of this here column last week; I got hit with an acute case of tonsillitis which definitely killed my Monday...

Happy Monday, folks. Everyone out here in the Bay Area is recovering emotionally after the transcendent experience that was this year's Bridge School...

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe arrived in San Francisco for a two night run at the Independent (one of three venues, the Boom Boom Room...

This weekend brought the Daptone records funk collective known as The Budos Band to The Independent for two sold-out nights in the heart of...

I saw Holy Fuck last week here at the Independent with the Portland duo Nice Nice, and left feeling like I had seen a...

It's not often that we get approached to be a 'breaking news' sort of music news vehicle, so whenever I get the chance to...

Last Wednesday, one of the best jambands you've never heard of rolled through San Francisco and played a raging, non-stop set to a half-empty...

Last Thursday night I got to see one of my favorite bands to see live, Holy Fuck, but the show left a little bit...

This is definitely a big live music weekend for me with Outside Lands starting tomorrow, and I'm kicking things off right with Holy Fuck...