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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Scenes From a Class Struggle Starring Marianne Faithfull

Larry Womack | Posted 07.05.2013 | Entertainment
Larry Womack

In the past, I have flirted with ideas of attending Lucinda Williams and Leonard Cohen shows in the same town, but each time concluded that the journey was just too long. Faithfull plays San Francisco or Oakland most every year. Is one more show really worth the bother?

The Best Show At This Year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Paul Iorio | Posted 12.08.2012 | San Francisco
Paul Iorio

The main Friday evening kick-off concert at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park belonged to Elvis Costello this...

Is This SF's Best Week In Recent History?

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.04.2012 | San Francisco

Hey, San Francisco! We don't know if you've looked at the calendar lately -- you may have been too busy soaking up that 87-degree sunshine in Dolores ...

WATCH: Tribute Concert Planned For Late Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Founder

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.16.2012 | San Francisco

Warren Hellman devoted the first half of his life to finance--becoming the youngest partner ever at Lehman Brothers before staking off on his own at t...

City Supes Want To Rename Speedway Meadow After Banjo Pickin' Billionaire

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.07.2011 | San Francisco

San Francisco seems to be having a one percent type of day. First, the city evicts the Occupy SF encampment near Justin Herman Plaza, and now, the ...

Bondage, Banjos and Deepak Chopra: How to Fight Evil in San Franscisco

Zachary Ehren | Posted 01.30.2012 | San Francisco
Zachary Ehren

For years I had fallen victim to Boredom. Many have already suffered by the sadistic torments of his evil-doings. Luckily I moved to city full of superheroes that are fully prepared to battle Boredom at every step.

Lucas Kavner

Free Music Festival Draws Almost A Million

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

What began humbly in 2001 as the "Strictly Bluegrass" festival (if you didn't have a banjo or a mandolin, you probably weren't welcome) attached the w...

PHOTOS: Submit Your Best Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Pics

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.03.2011 | San Francisco

What a year. Broken Social Scene announced a final show, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson shared a stage, the life of Hazel Dickens was honored...

Lucas Kavner

Major Indie Rock Outfit Plays Final American Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

SAN FRANCISCO -- Broken Social Scene have been called a lot of things -- Canadian supergroup, rock collective, family, alt-pioneers, "guitar-maelstrom...

WATCH: Our Editors' Top Picks For HSB

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.29.2011 | San Francisco

In the battle for San Francisco music festival domination, there are three primary contenders: the concert for the record labels (Outside Lands), the ...

PLAYLIST: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Is Almost Here!

The Owl Mag | Posted 11.27.2011 | San Francisco

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass returns to Golden Gate Park for its 11th season. Familiar legends like Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, John Prine, Emmylo...

PHOTOS: The Best Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Lineup Yet?

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.10.2011 | San Francisco

As if you needed any more San Francisco music coverage in your life this week. But, seriously. The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass lineup has been announced...