Earl Scruggs, the North Carolina-born banjo legend who was a regular at San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival, died at a Nashville hospital this morning, according to news reports. He was 88.
Known as part of a seminal duo with guitarist and mandolin player Lester Flatt (who died ... More >>
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass founder Warren Hellman passed away at the end of last year, but the sprawling free music festival he started will continue. And on Feb. 19, Hellman's family and the festival's organizers will hold a sort of mini-Hardly Strictly as a tribute to Hellman. The bill -- which we' ... More >>
Food is to us what rock 'n roll was to baby boomers. Can there be better evidence than this? Slim's, the music club, will host pop-up dinners on Monday nights starting next week.
AfterSlim's has had a challenging year. Its liquor license was suspended for 10 days in March becaus ... More >>
Battle of the signs on the doors of Slim'sThe alcohol permit for S.F. music venue Slim's was suspended for 10 days last week due to a long-running battle with a neighbor over noise complaints -- a battle venue part-owner Dawn Holliday hopes will end soon.The club was barred from serving alco ... More >>
In this week's cover story, SF Weekly reported on complaints surrounding nightlife enforcement in SOMA, and an attorney, Mark Webb, who was gathering a group of nightclub owners to sue the city and state for racketeering. Since the article went to press, though, three of the most well-established ve ... More >>
endangered Species? : Bottom of the Hill
The ongoing conflict between local all-ages venues Slim's, Café Du Nord, Great American Music Hall and Bottom of the Hill, and state regulating agency ABC has already been covered fairly extensively, ink-wise. But a Current TV-style video clip posted ... More >>