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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Garth Brooks Is Throwing a Free Listening Party at The Independent This Evening

Posted By on Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 4:25 PM

click to enlarge Garth Brooks wants to meet YOU at the Independent. Like, right now.
  • Garth Brooks wants to meet YOU at the Independent. Like, right now.

Attention Bay Area Garth Brooks mega-fans! You exist, right? Well dust off your boots and sidle on up to the Independent, where the country crooner just announced he will be holding a free listening party for his new record, Man Against Machine, at 5:30 this evening. 

The album, Brooks's first in 14 years, dropped today, and the singer celebrated coming out of semi-retirement by (what else?) joining Twitter. Probably not incidentally, he also paid a visit to Twitter's headquarters in the city today, where he is — at this moment — being interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres in something they're calling a "Twitterview," which is a horrible way to refer to the practice of asking someone questions via Twitter. So far it has included such hard-hitting questions as "What is your favorite thing about Twitter so far?"

Anyway, if you want to listen to the new album with the man himself, head on over to the venue, er, right now. Personally, we'd rather have a drink and hope it eventually led to karaoke with him ("Friends In Low Places," anyone?) but beggars can't be choosers. In any event: Welcome to the 21st century, Mr. Brooks. Country music just hasn't been the same without you. No, #really.
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