This is the 7th annual Japan Nite at the Independent!
For anyone who wants to meet before the show let's meet at the "Bean Bag Coffee House (http://www.yelp.com/biz/bean-bag-coffee-house-san-francisco)", diagonally South from the Independent at the corner of Divisadero and Hayes, at 7:00:
The show itself starts at 8:00 (doors open 7:30)
Be warned that parking around the Independent can be pretty tight, so plan accordingly.
Young Kyoto college students whose loose guitar style (think The
Strokes) and off-kilter beats (a la Vampire Weekend) will make you
smile, jump and dance.
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All-girl trio from Hyogo, featuring members of Hystoic Vein (who
played Japan Nite's US tour in 2011).
Performance trio with Jack playing tsugaru-shamisen (kind of a
Japanese banjo), Shuji on guitar, and "sword-dancing" singer Kaori.
Vampillia ( experimental post-rock and avant-garde metal group brutal Orchestra from Osaka)