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SF artists perform for charity at The ShowUp

Richie Cunning

PHOTOS: Richie Cunning, Aria Rostami, Quaaludes and Mikey Walz hit the stage at The Independent to raise money for four non-profit organizations.

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The Boxer Rebellion kick off their North American tour at The Independent

The Boxer Rebellion

PHOTOS: The London indie-rock outfit’s performance consisted of mostly songs from their two most recent albums.

Chris Corner turns an ordinary Monday night in SF into an electric one with his IAMX project

IAMX

SHOW REVIEW: The combination of IAMX’s music, energy, lighting, video and costumes created a primal undercurrent of shadow and pulse at the Great American Music Hall.

Highly Suspect get highly spirited at their SF show

Highly Suspect

PHOTOS: The Brooklyn three-piece appealed to the crowd’s appetite to dance, hear heavy riffs and ultimately witness one hell of a live performance.

With a packed crowd in SF, Aaron Maine shows he’s building something special in Porches

Porches

SHOW REVIEW: By the end of the evening, Aaron Maine had showcased his music just as he had presented himself — seemingly simple, yet thick with emotion.

Black Milk & Nat Turner bring their ‘Rebellion Sessions’ to life at Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Black Milk & Nat Turner

PHOTOS: Touring in support of their recent collaborative album, Black Milk and D.C.-based live band Nat Turner combined hip-hop with a modern funk vibe.

Ben Hoffman is putting a whole new spin on country music with his Wheeler Walker, Jr. act

Wheeler Walker, Jr.

PHOTOS: His lyrics remind you that Ben Hoffman the comedian is truly the mastermind behind the honky-tonk character he plays onstage.

Wild Kingdom offers a slice of Burning Man in SF

Wild Kingdom 2016

PHOTOS: The 14-hour party featured five stages of nonstop beats with headliners such as DJ Dan, The Scumfrog, Worthy and Tara Brooks.

Big Wild’s stock only continues to rise

Big Wild

SHOW REVIEW: Big Wild’s success in both production and performance, as witnessed at The Independent, has brought about unrelenting attention to his music.

The Heavy do something ‘nasty’ at The Independent

The Heavy

SHOW REVIEW: For the English four-piece, doing something “nasty” meant performing deep rock ‘n’ roll rhythms with soulful vocals for a sold-out crowd in SF.