There are lots of great things about Hardly Strictly Bluegrass -- but one of them isn't having to make the difficult choices that the massive, free roots music festival presents. To help you sort through this year's massive lineup, we've gathered 11 artists especially worth catching at the three-day ... More >>
X at Slim's on Friday, Dec. 30
Sean Wheeler and Zander Schloss
The Black Tibetans
Dec. 30th, 2011
Better than: Zander Schloss' acting in the cult film Repo Man.
Among the many reunited punk bands on tour this year, X is an anomaly. The group still has all four of its original me ... More >>
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve is still an option for the night of Dec. 31, since the man himself has lived to rock another year. But if the glow of the television screen isn't gonna provide enough sonic warmth this year, there are thankfully plenty of options to hear and see music performed li ... More >>
Kingston W./YelpThis is what fake cool looks like.Let's get this out of the way: Cow Hollow is white. Is it The Brixton's fault that the color of the patrons skewed so pale on Tuesday night? The Union Street bar and restaurant was packed with women showing off what a couple years of yoga toni ... 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 >>
DEVO performing Freedom of Choice
November 7, 2009
The Grand At The Regency
Better than: It's a live Devo show. The fact that it still happens at all makes it better than most things.
The concept for this weekend's performances, like nearly everything Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald Casale & Co ... More >>
Wholphin screening Friday at ATAShake off the workday without shedding too many bills. Check out this week's picks for living cheaply without giving up your weekend dose of pop culture and pedal steel. Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo @ de Young (Fri.) The art produced on the streets ( ... More >>
Interview by Brian Moss, Photo by "Shanty" Cheryl Groff
Blake Schwarzenbach has become a subculture luminary over the past two decades. Distinguished by his lyrical capacity to expose the human condition, Schwarzenbach has been the subject of admiration, praise, idolization, backlash, and rumor. F ... More >>