If you live in San Francisco, there are certain places in San Francisco you simply will not go. North Beach on a Saturday night, Candlestick Park when the 49ers are playing the Raiders, and now add to the list the eastern end of Golden Gate Park on 4/20.
We've heard "horror" stories of the ravages ... More >>
Jack White likes the struggle. He's said so in interviews. He believes in hard work. The guiding force of each performance is the feeling that arises as the musicians collectively navigate the particular challenges of each moment on stage. Every show is guaranteed to be different. There a ... More >>
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012
Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco
Better than: A skeptic could imagine.
Metallica, headlining Saturday night of the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, proved just about as huge and satisfying and powerful as Metallica can be in 2012. W ... 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 >>
RIP Warren Hellman The indelible Warren Hellman, founder of the popular Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival and the Bay Citizen, has died. His family told reporters that the 77-year-old San Francisco icon died Sunday from complications of leukemia. Public services are planned for Wednesday at Cong ... More >>
Joyce GoldschmidThe namesake for "Hellman Hollow"The wheels of government tend to turn slowly. So the rapidity with which the notion of renaming Golden Gate Park's Speedway Meadow after Warren Hellman became a reality -- two weeks from conception to Board of Supervisors-approved, effective-immedi ... More >>
Jay BlakesbergWarren Hellman at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Warren Hellman, the billionaire banjo-picker and eccentric who founded the free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival, lost his battle with leukemia on Sunday. He was 77.
Hellman was a successful investment banker a beloved philant ... More >>
Justin Townes Earle
Zakir Hussein, Bela Fleck, and Edgar Meyer
Devil Makes Three
The Swanson Family Band
October 2, 2010
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Better than: Smuggling vodka into Outside Lands.
"This is so much better than Outside Lands!" a girl squealed Sunday after exiting a line of por ... More >>
Pineapple Princess plays Saturday at the Hemlock Whether you're into 1960s Southeast Asian pop, free concerts in the park, or flying dancers, San Francisco has got you covered this weekend. Here's our list of 10 things to do for considerably less than a parking ticket: 10 Years of Fecal Face ... More >>
Just like Billie Joe Armstrong -- who says he "sucks" at playing Green Day's new Rock Band game -- we get pwned every time we try to tinker with fake plastic guitars or toy drum kits. But, watching this preview for the East Pay pop-punkers' name-brand video game, we kinda dug catching (albeit b ... More >>
EKAphotography copyright 2009. all rights reservedMichael Franti and Spearhead
The 11th Annual Power to the Peaceful Festival began with a thunderclap and ended with an affirmation of love. The season's first storm hit in the wee hours, bringing warm, tropical showers - but no lightning. Most of ... More >>
Rockin' eats at Outside Lands: Maverick's pulled pork sandwich.SFoodie sister blog All Shook Down trailed the three-day musical movements of the Outside Lands Festival this weekend, and by the sounds of it, our sonic reporters didn't make too much time for eating. That's no ... More >>