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 >>
Drive-By TruckersFriday, March 16, 2012The FillmoreSomewhere out there in the multiverse, on Earth 2 or some damn place, opening for what's left of Lynyrd Skynyrd back in '02 brought Drive-By Truckers to the attention of a clutch classic rock and AOR program directors. A little embarrassed&n ... More >>
Metallica performing with Glenn Danzig Friday night at the Fillmore. Metallica (plus guests) Dec. 9 and 10, 2011 The Fillmore Better than: Turning 30 alone, we're assuming. The birthday party for the biggest metal band in the world came to its finale this weekend with classic songs and surp ... More >>
Okay, so none of these songs -- with the possible exception of one -- are technically about our transit system here in San Francisco. But this post on Muni Diaries got us thinking: What music would we play if we could be a Muni DJ for a day? And even better, what songs capture the essence of our ... More >>
Bouncer visits bars in three very different S.F. neighborhoods and discovers people everywhere all want the same thing: companionship. Oh, and booze.
I'm Neil Young, biatch! 10. His middle name is Percival. (This actually explains his often anguished, tortured voice). 9. Before joining Buffalo Springfield, Young was in the Mynah Birds, a band fronted by future funkster Rick James. It's unclear whether he ever told James, "I'm Neil Young, biatc ... More >>
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