After a string of releases on fledgling indie labels starting in the late '80s, the San Francisco-by-way-of-New York City group landed a deal with Geffen Records in the mid-'90s.
Please join DJ Sparkle Motion for an hour of the music of Smokey Robinson on Midnight Express,Tuesday, April 16 @ 11:59 PM when she will feature one of the pre-eminent soul producers and songwriters of the 60s, William "Smokey" Robinson, one of the most prolific and popular songwriters and producers in the Motown stable.
Tune in Saturday April 20th @ 9PM, and join DJ Deep Mission as he brings the East Bay's hottest new band, The LadyKillers to KALX Live! This four piece all queer original indie rock/punk Oakland-based band plays original anti-patriarchy tunes that'll have you dancin' while you demand fairness, equity and justice.
Tune in to the Deep Mission show on Tuesday, April 16th @ 6PM when he'll be joined by Diana Strong (on accordion) and Travis Hendrix (on upright bass) of Wind Weavers. We'll hear some of their great original acoustic tunes and learn about the upcoming WOWMAD (World Out West Music And Dance) Festival occurring in Oakland 4/19-4/21/19.
White Denim arrive from Austin, Texas to play their brand of T-Rex-&-NRBQ-get-ground-up-in-a-grain-silo riffy rock 'n roll. Oakland's own premier purveyors of prog roll, Once & Future Band, open the show.
The Independent is located at: 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA
21+ / Wheelchair accessible
When you think of all things Pink, a sound that fuses the likings of Basement Jaxx, the Gorillaz, CSS, and Tom Tom Club, with lyrics focused on “women empowerment” and re- defining the definition of “kawaii” or cute in Japanese, you think of CHAI.
Ceschi Ramos and his live band, along with DJ/producer Factor Chadelier arrive from Connecticut/Canada for a night of introspective beats. D.C.'s Billy Woods, LA's Mestizo & The Heavy Twelves, Orlando FL's E-Turn and SF's Wolf Langis round out the bill.