PHOTOS: Madness with The Bloody Beetroots at The Independent

The Bloody Beetroots

Photos: Alessio Neri

SAN FRANCISCO — The Bloody Beetroots performed at The Independent on Saturday for their only Bay Area show promoting their latest album, The Great Electronic Swindle. This was their second stop of the 10 U.S. cities for this tour.

The band, led by Italian-born Robert Rifo, whose stage name is Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, presented a hell of a show. Nothing less is to be expected from The Beetroots. It got bloody right away. Rifo screamed, jumped and crowd-surfed with the fans. His performance was the main reason for the madness. Fans, who were wearing Halloween costumes, followed along.

The band’s 75-minute long set didn’t disappoint. Their whole performance was as active and dynamic as it could possibly be. The band played its most well-known tunes such as “RAW,” “My Name Is Thunder” and “Rocksteady.”

The Bloody Beetroots are currently on tour with Rituals of Mine. The electronic duo from Sacramento played and entertained The Bloody Beetroots fans with a 30-minute set of unique Bjork- and Portishead-like music.

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