The 628 Divisadero site is painted with musical history, and The Independent live music bar is continuing the famed tradition of San Francisco live music bars with ease. Since taking over the site in February 2004, The Independent, intimate with only a 500-person capacity, has become known for showcasing up-and-coming bands before their big breakthroughs – such names as LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A, Hot Chip and MGMT, for example. The intimacy also ensures for a more personal and atmospheric concert. The Independent is perfect for the person who wants to say “I knew of them before they were famous”, a common mantra of the hipster elite. Check the website for line-up information and tickets, with all sales direct from their actual website, and get yourself down to one of San Francisco and indeed the whole of California’s, best music venues.