The 11th Annual San Francisco Independent Film Festival kicks off this week with an opening night party tonight at Cellspace featuring the Extra Action Marching Band, Live Evil, and our favorite Croatian wino, DJ Toph One! Admission is $7 (free with ticket stub). Other Sf Indie music-related events include Roller Disco night Feb. 13 and a "Rydell High Sock Hop" (for all you beauty school drop outs and T-Birds) Feb. 20.
We're fairly excited about the music-themed flicks screening this year: This Friday, the fest features "Ex-Drummer," a Belgian film about a celebrity author who joins a "quasi-disabled punk band"; On Saturday, Neil Diamond fans won't want to miss "Song Sung Blue," a true story about Lightning & Thunder, a husband-and-wife Diamond tribute band; Next Friday (the 13th), you can catch "Let Them Know," a USA-made doc about the LA punk scene in the early '80s. Venues include the Victoria Theatre, the Roxie, and Shattuck Cinema; ticket info is here