RJD2, Busdriver Wednesday, April 7, 2010 The IndependentBetter than: Karaoke night with R2D2 and a bus driver. Indie-rapper Busdriver called last night's bill at the Independent a "weird rap night." The music was eclectic, to be sure, but the vibe was strange too. It was ... More >>
At the center of Los Angeles' bass music scene is the taste-making nightclub Low End Theory. The collectively-run outfit doesn't just throw massive dance nights dedicated to bottom-end tunes, though, they also run a monthly podcast made available for free download. Each new mix, released via thei ... More >>
DJ Q-Bert The Independent December 26, 2008 Review and Photos by Eric K. Arnold Better than: Leftovers, sweaters from Grandma, reindeer roadkill 'Twas the night after Christmas, and all through the house, no one was unstirred, not even a mouse. The Independent's line up of Q-Bert, Mochipet, and J ... More >>
One of the most respected DJs to grace the Bay Area, Miguel Escobedo has been manning the decks for over two decades. The resident DJ for San Francisco's Rock the Bells tour stop, he's one of the most sought out vinyl spinners when national artists are looking for local support. Coming up in the g ... More >>
Yet another line between web project and live show will be blurred on Tuesday, December 9, as the Keys to the City online imeem series on hip-hop culture with a street perspective comes to the Independent (628 Divisadero Street). The concert will feature U-N-I (who was recently awarded MTV Video Mus ... More >>
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