Stories about The Independent

Goldie returns to revive SF’s golden age of drum and bass

The dance music style he pioneered is back in vogue: Here's a walk down memory lane of the SF scene in the 1990s.

5 artists you can’t miss from Noise Pop’s second wave

For 2020, the 28-year-old festival shows a renewed emphasis on diverse offerings.

Local musicians step up to ‘Blanket the Homeless’

With double-album and concert, producer Scott Mickelson recruits an all-star roster to assist in direct acton during crisis.

The big money in the major SF races

Who do the cops and realtors support? Who do the teachers support? The money trail tells a story.

Arts Forecast: Day of the Dead in the City of Souls

Swervedriver, Dead Ghosts, Kathy Griffin, Convoy 31000, Clark Price, Noctuary, and more upcoming events

Party Radar: A monster mash of Halloween bashes

ESG, Doja Cat, The Magician, The Cockettes, Space Cowboys, Paul Oakenfold all make a witches' brew of real party howlers.

Arts Forecast: El Rio saved, Litquake aquiver, Open Studios opens….

Dolly Parton Hoot, Riceboy Sleeps, Duet + Marrow, a percussion work about climate change, Othello, and more

A tale of 10,000 Maniacs

The folk-rock favorites return, with more jamming and their signature dreamy (and wide-ranging) sound.

Have you read these? Our top stories of 2018

Two elections, two mayors, tragic fires, #metoo reckonings, big wins, hard losses, and more marked a tumultuous year

Arts Forecast: Mezzanine closing, Taylor Mac, Laurie Anderson, Angela Davis…

Recombinant Festival, Remembering Harvey Milk, Circus Bela, Vampire Christmas, Night Bloom, more this week