Friday, Oct. 5, 2012
Behold, the embarrassment of riches brought by Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: After the three of them spent the better part of Friday afternoon rocking the Rooster stage at sprawling festival's first day, Conor Oberst, Jenny Lewis, a ... More >>
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 >>
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is the music festival that just won't stop growing. We've posted pieces of the lineup as they've become public -- and thought we'd seen most of it -- but it turns out there have been even more artists added. This week, though, organizers promise that they've finally release ... More >>
Popular, influential, and cult musicians come through San Francisco every day. But it isn't every day when an event comes along that you know will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and serve a good cause.
On Monday, Philip Glass' Days and Nights Festival and local promoter (((folkYEAH!))) presen ... More >>
Lana Del Rey, aka Lizzy Grant
Lana Del Rey, aka Lizzy Grant, might have had last year's then-obscure album as Lizzy Grant off the market after it floundered on iTunes for two months, but sure enough, it has resurfaced. And the record puts a lot more body under the myth and the controversy tha ... More >>
Neil Young at the Bridge School Benefit. Photo by Christopher Victorio.
The lineup for this year's Bridge School Benefit is out, and it's as solid as ever. No big reunions -- we got Buffalo Springfield last year, sigh -- but the acoustic shows Neil Young and his wife, Pegi, put on to benefit ... More >>
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Gregory and the Hawk
@ Cafe du Nord
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Better than: A rainy night at the beach.
I tumbled down the stairs to Cafe du Nord last night to find the stage being cleared, rather unceremoniously, of various music-making devices. I ... 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 >>
Justin Beck/flickrFrank Chu late to his own birthday party. [SF Citizen]
Cracking down on fare cheats costing Muni far more than resultant tickets. [SFAppeal]Erm, also, should you choose to pay that fine, you might have to pay an additional $3 "service fee." [Akit's Complaint Dept.]Yep, it's Bill ... More >>
One of my favorite local(-ish, he's based in Monterrey) promoters is (((folkYEAH!))). Under that name, music fan Britt Govea has brought a host of freak folk, heavy drone, psych rock, and the like to the Fernwood and the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur -- as well as concerts in the Santa Cruz Mounta ... More >>