It really is true. Great bands become great by starting off in small venues. Walking down the narrow hall of The Independent (a venue I never knew existed until about 10 minutes ago), I was immediately star-struck by all the glossy, framed photos. Green Day, Beck, Springsteen, Billy Joel, Lenny Kravitz all played here once upon a time. Wow. I wonder what band I’ll see next who will really be somebody in 10 years. Two hours, two lagunitas and three new spotify playlist tunes later, what I found was: a confluence of neon on neon on more neon with mix of psychedelic colors, beats, hairstyles and drinks all merging together in one indie experience.
(Inspiring photos by: @TheIndependentSF and @ShowBams)