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Cayucas performs unsurprising set at the Independent

When the West Coast bands Cayucas and Hibou performed at the Independent in San Francisco on Monday, the city’s weather was strangely suited for the occasion. Smoke from the wildfires covered the sky with a thick, gray blanket that obscured the sun and diffused the street lights along Divisadero Street,
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Cass McCombs, Meat Puppets mix genres in live show

Cass McCombs and the Meat Puppets make an unexpected pairing. The two artists chose to tour together out of mutual admiration, but they share few of the typical similarities for such a setup. Where the Meat Puppets are famous for their energetic mix of grunge rock and country-western influences, McCombs
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OK Go collaborates with crowd at the Independent

At a sold-out concert at the Independent, the band OK Go showed San Francisco the true meaning of power and vivacity. The opening DJ, Myles Hendrik, poured whiskey into the mouths of those brave enough to stand in the first row. OK Go started in Chicago in 1998 and has
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Chromeo lights up Independent stage with neon and New Age ’80s

Chromeo, the Quebecois electrofunk duo of Dave 1 and P-Thugg, played a steady stream of its New Age ’80s jams at The Independent in San Francisco on April 12. The set was chock-full of oldies but goodies, especially from the duo’s first three LPs, including “Bonafied Lovin,” “Tenderoni” and “Night
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Electronic duo AlunaGeorge on performing, parents and kittens

At OFF festival in Poland, AlunaGeorge was scheduled to play their set opposite the festival headliner Smashing Pumpkins. Having just splashed onto the scene, the duo expected to be performing for a few hundred people. Instead, a crowd of thousands was eagerly waiting for them to take the stage. Their
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Concert Review: C2C

I’m going to be completely honest: I never was particularly interested in concerts where DJs were the main act. Granted, my experience in those types of concerts was very limited, I was never as captivated as when seeing what one would call a “traditional band” (guitars, bass, drums, etc.). However,
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C2C turns heads and tables with instrumental prowess

The turntable has been used as an instrument since the early days of hip-hop in the 1970s. The days of analog vinyl scratching have evolved into the digital era, in which physical records are no longer needed. French turntablist group C2C have brought together an eclectic collection of sounds spanning
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Toro Y Moi at the Independent

Toro Y Moi brought waves to the Noise Pop Festival at The Independent in San Francisco on Saturday, but they weren’t exactly chill. He is one of the main acts attributed to chillwave. As a “genre” that has its validity constantly questioned, it evokes the idea of listeners apathetically lounging
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He’s My Brother She’s My Sister act up at The Independent

Few things will more reliably bruise your ego and inspire awe than a sick person doing something better than the healthy you ever could. At Friday night’s sold-out show at The Independent, this person was He’s My Brother She’s My Sister frontwoman Rachel Kolar, who, despite her fever, managed to
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