Earl Scruggs, the North Carolina-born banjo legend who was a regular at San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival, died at a Nashville hospital this morning, according to news reports. He was 88. Known as part of a seminal duo with guitarist and mandolin player Lester Flatt (who died ... More >>
Earlier this year, before Iggy Pop was aware that he'd broken his foot during a Stooges show in Romania, he had a delightful, cuss-filled conversation with us from his home in the Cayman Islands. Afterward, when Pop found out that his foot was seriously busted, the band rescheduled its S.F. dates to ... More >>
As you might imagine, combing back numbers of my Listen to This While High column and my own vast library for a reasonable stab at the Fifty Stoniest Songs Ever is a labor and hashish intensive experience. Preliminary fossickings unearthed these half-hundred favorites, many of which may seem unfamil ... More >>
Flatt & Scruggs on DVD: Get with the OGs of bluegrass
Yes, SF Weekly has been secretly trying to rid the city of artists. It's working pretty well, don't you think?
Political Song Contest
Gerald Nicosia has spent a decade challenging the disposition of Jack Kerouac's $20 million literary estate. Along the way, he's annoyed most of what remains of the beat generation.
Kenneth Branagh's A Midwinter's Tale is an entertaining valentine to the British acting profession
Vegas meets GoodFellas in Martin Scorsese's faux-epix Casino
A Place With the Pigs probes the hell of inertia; A Moon for the Misbegotten trips on its long-winded sincerity