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FALL ARTS PREVIEW: Hip-hop, J-pop, green tech, veggie treats — fall fairs and festivals won't be pigeonholed. Here's our guide

UPDATED: Hardly Strictly lineup slowly revealed

August 9, 2011
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the free festival held annually in Golden Gate Park, began trickling out its 2011 lineup early this week. To give eager...

Ear plugs

Outside Lands highlights that have nothing to do with music

Upcoming summer festivals

July 14-24 Midsummer Mozart Festival Various Bay Area venues. (415) 627-9141, www.midsummermozart.org . Prices vary. You won't be hearing any Beethoven or Schubert...

Summer fairs and festivals

Get ready for the solstice with our guide to summertime fun 

How they’re sitting

44TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE: The kids on Haight Street aren't exactly like the stereotype you've been told about

Long-winded debate about the America’s Cup

October 7, 2010
The prospect of San Francisco turning into an international enclave for billionaires and their custom-built super yachts in 2013 is either electrifying or nauseating,...

Ebony Hillbillies string along Hardly Strictly’s biggest year yet

October 4, 2010
Nine hundred thousand people and over 70 bands braved the drifting fog banks for this weekend's 10th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. With a...

Music listings

September 28, 2010
Music listings are compiled by Paula Connelly and Cheryl Eddy. Since club life is unpredictable, it's a good idea to call ahead to confirm...

A hardly strictly kind of guy

September 27, 2010
It is not everyday that a San Francisco Bay Guardian culture writer finds herself going for an interview in the Financial District. Something about...

The art of biking

Bluegrass in the arctic, Chiang Mai on Geary

Live Shots: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, 10/2-10/4

October 8, 2009
Text and photos by Ariel Soto Continuing with the constant flow of summer concerts, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival constructed five stages in Golden Gate...

Ray of darkness

Fever Ray gives birth to icy electro ideas. Plus: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass explodes with green sounds

Music listings

September 29, 2009
Music listings are compiled by Paula Connelly and Cheryl Eddy. Since club life is unpredictable, it's a good idea to call ahead to confirm...

Live on stage

FALL ARTS PREVIEW: The ABCs of this fall's concerts

Fall fairs and festivals

FALL ARTS PREVIEW: A fabulous mess of outdoor festivities and more

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 9 lineup finalized

July 16, 2009
This in from the producers; exciting to see Okkervil River, Neko Case, Amadou and Mariam, Marianne Faithfull, and - gasp - Steve Martin, among...

Park it on the free way

THE FREE ISSUE: Mission Creek Music Fest's free concert gives it away. Plus: Unagi, Pink Mountain, and more

Money talks

The top 10 political donors in San Francisco

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass benefactor Warren Hellman emerges – to get down

January 28, 2009
This in from the folks with the folks who give you Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: “Normally known as the man who brings you the fabulous...

The Hard Times Handbook

Free food, music, and movies. Cheap drinks, dates, and dining. Plus much, much more in our guide to surviving these tough times in style

Picks, pans, and a top 10

Artists and curators sound off on 2008

Odetta, RIP

December 3, 2008
So sad - and the folksinger legend was just in SF for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass! Here's a link to the Associated Press announcement.

Sonic Reducer Overage: Usher, Tune-yards, Impossible Shapes, Weasel Walter, Nodzzz, Sean Smith, and more

November 12, 2008
Built like a brick house: Impossible Shapes' "Let the People Build What They Will." O, SF - as if you could ever stop rolling...