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Our picks for the Treasure Island Music festival

Live shots: A hot and sticky Hardly Strictly

October 6, 2014
In keeping with Hardly Strictly weekend weather of years gone by, this past weekend was the most summerlike the Bay Area's been all year....

Social Distortion digs up its roots

October 3, 2014
Although they got their start in the fast and loud world of the southern California punk rock scene of the late 1970s and early...

Chuck Prophet on glam rock, his new record, and how the Castro is turning into a strip mall

October 2, 2014
Chuck Prophet's been around the San Francisco music scene long enough to make a name for himself in a few regards: He can be...

Strictly speaking

A chat with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass's booker, as San Francisco's crown jewel of free festivals gears up for its 14th year

Events Listings: sept. 17-23, 2014

September 17, 2014
Listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings,...

Chuck Prophet to Scott Wiener: Shut the fuck up about Duboce Triangle

August 29, 2014
Musician and historically outspoken SF resident Chuck Prophet, who'll be gracing us with his brand of ramblin' rock and roll at this year's Hardly...

A show a day: Your fall music calendar

August 28, 2014
What's going on in Bay Area music these next three months? Glad you asked. Like a daily multivitamin wards off the sniffles, getting the SFBG's...

A show a day: Your fall music calendar

FALL ARTS 2014 Like a daily multivitamin, your recommended dose of live shows through November

Your official Hardly Strictly Bluegrass lineup is here

August 26, 2014
Ah, fall in San Francisco. The kids go back to school, the pumpkin beers and lattes make their first appearances, the leaves...um, mostly stay...

Happy Hour: The week in music

August 1, 2014
Happy Friday, friends, and welcome to August. We're only about a month away from summer weather!As happy hour draws closer, here's a look back...

There is too much going on this weekend: The Congress, Not Dead Yet Fest, and more

June 5, 2014
Y'all ever have that thing where a week or two will go by without a show you're particularly stoked on, and then all of...

This Week’s Picks: June 4 – 10, 2014

June 3, 2014
WEDNESDAY 4  'Mr. Irresistible' Multifaceted showman and irrepressible art-dragster D'Arcy Drollinger, the brains and falsies behind such contemporary camp classics as Shit & Champagne and...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

January 21, 2014
We hear a certain sporting team lost a football match of sorts over the weekend — at least, this is what we understand to...

Live Shots: Treasure Island Music Festival 2013

October 22, 2013
Maybe people just don’t know how to party anymore, but I didn’t come across vomit once at the Treasure Island Music Festival. The crowd’s...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: A rookie recap

October 9, 2013
By Kaylen Baker “This,” said a friend, turning and surveying a backlit crowd, bopping and blazing under an unlikely October sun, “is the real...

Heads Up: 6 must-see concerts this week

October 8, 2013
Have you recovered from Hardly Strictly Bluegrass/the Castro Street Fair yet? Can you believe how hot and sticky San Francisco was last weekend? Do...

Ain’t nobody who can sing — or bring the progressive fire — like Billy Bragg

October 7, 2013
During his set yesterday at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, iconic British singer/songwriter Billy Bragg said he doesn’t understand why he was booked for...

Weekly Picks: October 2 – 8, 2013

October 1, 2013
Among the undead.WEDNESDAY 10/2 "How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse" Who hasn't thought about who they would want on their zombie apocalypse team, how they...

Hardly strictly anything

emilysavage@sfbg.comTOFU AND WHISKEY A precious indie rock troubadour from Omaha, a comedy legend, and an aging punk icon — not exactly the types you'd...

The big Hardly Strictly roster reveal

September 6, 2013
After weeks of teasers, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass released its full 2013 lineup this week, and it boasts some fresh young artists and a great...

Get to the show, weirdos

FALL ARTS: MUSIC From Rock the Bells to Kate Nash, a sonic smorgasbord of can't-miss upcoming concerts

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

August 6, 2013
Yes, Outside Lands is back this weekend in Golden Gate Park. So that’s a given, especially if you’ve already got tickets to the sold-out...

Will John C. Reilly be the secret guest at Lavender Diamond’s Chapel show?

December 4, 2012
You know Lavender Diamond, right? The whimsical LA-based electro-folk band fronted by crystal-clear vocalist/tree fairy Becky Stark? The group plays SF's newest venue, the...