indie band were, I believe, "The Charlatans U.K." for a while, because in 1960s San Francisco
) there had been a band, out of the same scene as the Jefferson Airplane
and the Grateful Dead
, called the Charlatans. They were not nearly as successful as their psychedelic
friends, but were moderately well-known for their "acid
" sound and look.
(Descriptive phrase from "The Music of Haight-Ashbury" at http://www.rockument.com/haimg.html.)