This year will be the first Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival missing the presence of Warren Hellman, the late billionaire investment banker and banjo aficionado who founded it. Hellman passed away of complications from leukemia last December, at the age of 77.
Back in 2010, just prior to Hardly ... More >>
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Day 1Oct. 2, 2010 @ Golden Gate ParkBetter than: chasing a fox out the hen house.
San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival sings America. The annual outdoor concert is about coming together: scores of rootsy musicians, a half-million or more conc ... More >>
San Francisco's annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival is kind of like a choose-your-own-adventure novel. You could pick any number of themes to select the acts you want to see -- old punk pioneers, roots music up-and-comers, etc.-- and follow one through all three day's lineups. You coul ... More >>
Erik Wilson (Generik11)Not that the two are mutually exclusive. Answers after the jump.
1. Glitter Wizard
2. Industrial Frottage
3. Big Black Butthole
4. Grooming the Crow
5. Cat and the Nine Tails
7. Carolina Chocolate Drops
8. Dirty Cupcakes
9. Kneepads McMonkeyface and the Diaperspac ... More >>
The lineup for this year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival -- the free, three-day mega-bash that brings great artists of all sorts to Golden Gate Park -- hasn't yet been announced. Rumors have been swooshing through the tubes about this year's bill, with no official confirmation. But we heard ... More >>