About Ben Russo

Born in the 70's. Van Halen and Star Wars in the 80's. MidWest Punk Rock Underground in the 90's. San Francisco garage rock and pop in the 00's. Old in the 10's.
Cool Jerk, No Particular Slogan.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: The Bay Bridged Top 5 Picks

In a town with no discernible seasons, the most notable sign that Fall has arrived is Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (HSB). Celebrating its fifteenth year of existence, HSB has become an [...]

By |October 2, 2015|Comments Off on Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: The Bay Bridged Top 5 Picks
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    Crooks on Tape (Brainiac, Enon, Vertical Scratchers) Play Hotel Utah

Crooks on Tape (Brainiac, Enon, Vertical Scratchers) Play Hotel Utah

Crooks on Tape  - a Los Angeles-based band featuring John Schmersal of Vertical Scratchers, Enon, Brainiac, and Caribou's live band - play Hotel Utah this Wednesday, September 30. Crooks on [...]

By |September 29, 2015|Comments Off on Crooks on Tape (Brainiac, Enon, Vertical Scratchers) Play Hotel Utah

The Residents documentary makes local debut at SFIFF

The Residents – a mysterious music, art, and multimedia collective long associated with the San Francisco Bay Area – are stepping into the spotlight as part of this year's [...]

By |May 1, 2015|Comments Off on The Residents documentary makes local debut at SFIFF
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    ‘The Colossus of Destiny – A Melvins Tale’ beats Kickstarter goal

‘The Colossus of Destiny – A Melvins Tale’ beats Kickstarter goal

The Melvins’ heavy and experimental style of music is a story thirty-two years in the making. Strongly associated with the San Francisco Bay Area as a long-time home for [...]

By |April 7, 2015|Comments Off on ‘The Colossus of Destiny – A Melvins Tale’ beats Kickstarter goal