SF Shows of the Week // GO4FREE to The Coup or WATERS

The Coup & WATERSWritten by Molly Kish //

Win a pair of free tickets to one of our SF Shows of the Week by entering your name and email below.

The Coup: January 23rd (FRI) @ The Independent
WATERS: January 24th (SAT) @ The Independent

The Coup: January 23rd (FRI) @ The Independent // BUY TICKETS
Celebrating their critically-acclaimed full length Sorry to Bother You and the release of their 2014 EP La Grande Boutique, The Coup kick off the U.S. leg of their tour this Friday night at The Independent. The six-member Oakland collective, fronted by the enigmatic Boots Riley, has been rocking stages worldwide with their revolutionary shows and politically-charged, funk-infused punk, disco and hip-hop for nearly 15 years. This artistic tour de force has released six full-length albums, two EPs, several compilations and numerous music videos directed by some of the most progressive talent within the Bay Area film industry. The band’s latest album, featuring collaborations with Killer Mike, Das Racist, Japanther, Anti-Flag and Vernon Reid amongst others, has marked some of its most innovative and combustible material to date. Don’t miss your chance to check out the explosive opening night of The Coup’s 2015 world tour.

Contest ends Friday, January 23rd at Noon.

WATERS: January 24th (SAT) @ The Independent // BUY TICKETS
Originally formed in Norway by frontman Van Pierszalowski, WATERS’ critical success is one based in bi-continental configurations and audible wanderlust. With only one full-length album and an EP released on Vagrant Records this past year, Pierszalowski has captured the attention of audiences worldwide with his contagious brand of thrash pop and exciting live shows. After releasing their debut album in 2011 and their follow-up EP It Might All Be Okay (produced by Grouplove’s Ryan Radin) in 2014, WATERS skyrocketed into becoming a buzz-worthy name on the indie-rock circuit. Landing a feature in Nylon, being named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Artists You Need to Know” and touring in support of some of the largest names in the industry, the five-piece have continued their rise to fame with no signs of slowing down. WATERS will be kicking off the West Coast leg of their 2015 winter tour this Saturday night at The Independent.

Contest ends Friday, January 23rd at Noon.

Follow Showbams on Twitter for more contest giveaways throughout the week. Be the first to respond to our contest tweets to GO4FREE to these shows:

The Donkeys: January 21st (WED) @ The Chapel
Mad Caddies: January 23rd (FRI) @ Slim’s
Shannon and the Clams: January 23rd (FRI) @ The Chapel
Eyes on the Shore: January 24th (SAT) @ Slim’s
La Gente: January 24th (SAT) @ Great American Music Hall


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  1. why don’t I live in SF?

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