John Prine

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2011: Robert Plant, Thurston Moore, Broken Social Scene, and More

    Broken Social Scene is one of more than 90 acts playing Hardly Strictly Bluegrass this year.​ The lineup for this year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is out, and good luck figuring out whom to call the "headliner." For the festival's 11th year, organizers have put together another insane ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Odessa Chen Talks to the Animals For New Album

    Shoka ShafieeOdessa Chen​Odessa Chen decided four years ago that she was done with romance -- at least until her next CD. For her current project, Archives of the Natural World, the singer-songwriter cast aside songs for an ex named Jeff (not to be confused with Mr. Jeff Buckley, to whom she's oft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Local Frequency: Bay Area Band Q&A w/ Zodiac Death Valley

    ​ Zodiac Death Valley is a psychedelic rock band with dark, sailor-esque songs about women, whiskey, and drugs that channels the old Barbary Coast heyday. Live, the group's raucous lyrics and in your face behavior makes for an unapologetic good time. ZDV is currently working on its first full le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Last Night: Ray LaMontagne at the Nob Hill Masonic Center

    Joseph Schell​Ray LaMontagneNob Hill Masonic Center Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009Better Than: Breaking up then making up.Ray LaMontagne's first few chords were barely audible behind the crowd's hooting and whistling, his figure obscured by shadows under a lone, blue spotlight. By the time he approached th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2009

    Last Night: John Prine at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

    Chrissy Loader​John PrineHardly Strictly Bluegrass, Golden Gate ParkFriday, Oct. 2, 2009Better than: Listening to John Prine indoors, minus a box of cold beers and the scent of funnel cakes around you. Golden Gate Park has played host to numerous music events over the summer, from the gigantic Out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Hardly Strictly Bluegrass '09: Steve Martin, Neko Case, and more

    Steve Martin is a wild and crazy guy...who happens to dig bluegrass. The above video is from a performance he had last September with The Steep Canyon Rangers in that band's home state of North Carolina, with the white-haired comedian plucking away on the banjo. Martin will bring these boys and the ... More >>

  • Music

    April 9, 2008
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    May 11, 2005

    Hear This

    Tom Russell pays homage to "real goddamn American character"; Dengue Fever takes you to Cambodia and back

  • Music

    April 6, 2005

    Clem Snide

    End of Love

  • Music

    June 16, 2004

    Sonny's Days

    In which we meet a donkey, some crows, and Sonny Smith, who is not a folk singer

  • Holiday

    November 21, 2001

    Holiday Highlights 2001

    Holiday Event Lisitngs

  • Music

    October 10, 2001

    Stairs' Way to Heaven

    Former Pavement guitarist Scott Kannberg strikes out on his own with Preston School of Industry

  • Music

    July 25, 2001

    Change of Heart

    M. Ward's new album is damn fine folk -- from a guy who used to ignore folk music

  • Music

    January 5, 2000

    Riff Raff

    Transmission Theater, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Mark Hummel

  • Music

    November 18, 1998

    Still Giving It Up

    Delbert McClinton has something better than a record deal a sound all his own

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