This event is 21 and over
$25.00 – General Admission
*plus applicable service fees
Tickets available at The Independent box office (628 Divisadero, SF) with no service charge.
ZZ Ward didn’t have to look far for inspiration on her second full-length album, 2017’s The Storm. Equally evocative of blues grit and hip-hop bounce, the Los Angeles based vocal powerhouse and multi-instrumentalist leapt forward by taking a deeper look at some of her earliest inspirations – including Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johnson, and Vera Ward Hall and Big Mama Thorton.
It’s a realization earner over a whirlwind five years. The fedora-rocking, guitar-shredding, harmonica-wielding blues siren peppered an old backporch musical recipe with hip-hop urgency and hastaggable wisdom on her 2012 mixtape Eleven Roses. Followed by her full-length debut Til The Casey Drops yielded a veritable hit in form of “Put The Gun Down.: The latter generated 7.4 million-plus Spotify streams and held strong in the Top 10 of AAA radio for 10 weeks as well as receiving over 100 high-profile licensing placements and syncs, including the feature film We’re The Millers. Kendrick Lamar and Freddie Gibbs were quick to collaborate, while Rolling Stone, Guitar World and many more extolled her.