Another Planet & Noise Pop present
The Down & Out Tour
Vaccination & Masks Required
Another Planet Entertainment and The Independent are committed to producing safe events. The City and County of San Francisco has mandated all patrons attending events at The Independent are required to show proof of full vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose). Masks are also required. For more information, visit our Health & Safety page.
* Policy is subject to change
This event is 21 and over.
$20.00 – General Admission
*plus applicable service fees
Geographer at The Independent on for February 27, 2021 is rescheduled to March 8, 2022. Please note this show was originally scheduled for June 13, 2020.
All tickets purchased for previously scheduled dates will be honored at the new date. Should you be unable to attend the new date, please return to the point of purchase no later than December 9, 2021 to request a refund.
Please check our website, theindependentsf.com, for updates on the status of this show. For any questions, please reach out to us at email@example.com. We thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you at the show!
All doors & show times subject to change.
Part social scientist, part troubadour, if Geographer is an expert at anything, it’s precisely chronicling life’s imperfections. Over a decade, Geographer frontman Mike Deni released three full-length albums that levitated through the unbearable lightness of being. The Animal Shapes EP put Geographer on the map and launched his career. Since then, he has played Outside Lands, Firefly, and more and performed with such musical luminaries as The Flaming Lips, Young The Giant, Tycho, Ratatat, Betty Who, and Tokyo Police Club. His latest LP, Down and Out in the Garden of Earthly Delights (out November 12, 2021), however, brings Geographer back down to terra firma, confronting the all-too-human realities around us.
The gravitation back to Earth started when he moved from SF to LA in Summer 2018. “I hit a ceiling in San Francisco. Everything feels possible here. That’s the vibe of LA: You’ve made it to paradise. You should be really happy…and then nobody is. There’s a lot of darkness — you have to sift through everything to find your own path.” says Deni. While recording his album, engineer Jules de Gasperis showed him an image of the famed, 15th-century triptych painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” depicting alternate realities of paradise, hell, and reality. “It’s like, why are we all so bummed out? We are all miserable. And we’re in paradise.” And thus, Down and Out in the Garden of Earthly Delights — recorded between Spring and Winter of 2019 — was born.
Under the guise of meija, LA based producer and songwriter Jamie Sierota makes music for our collective inner child. His synth-drenched, indie pop adjacent brand of rock mines the simple moments we tend to ignore, those that tend to mean far more than we’d like to admit.
meija’s sophomore EP, “Premonition”, continues some of the themes of the debut; it brings up feelings of nostalgia and naive love but also explores what that all means in a messy and sometimes chaotic world.