Review + Photos: Day 3 of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018

Emmylou Harris (photo: Ria Burman)

The last day of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass brought sunshine and good vibes as the Dead South kicked off the Porch stage with whiskey and rock [...]

By |October 11, 2018|1 Comment

Review + Photos: Day 2 of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018

Hurray For The Riff Raff (photo: Ria Burman)

Day two of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass brought more sun, more stages. and more music. The Hip Spanic Allstars opened the Porch Stage, [...]

By |October 11, 2018|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Day 2 of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018

Review + Photos: Day 1 of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018

Sera Cahoone (photo: Ria Burman)

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass descended upon Golden Gate Park once again, filling the park with sweet sounds of bluegrass and more, which floated across a handful [...]

By |October 11, 2018|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Day 1 of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018
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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Oct 5 – 7

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Oct 5 – 7

Friday, October 5
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass @ Golden Gate Park
Today through Sunday, catch acts like Emmylou Harris, Hurray for the Riff Raff (the "Bluegrass" part), Deer Tick, Ani DiFranco (the [...]

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Photos + Review: Day 3 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017

Cheap Trick (photo: Ria Burman)

The last day of Hardly Strictly saw doubled crowds and excellent artists. Jello Biafra opened La Victrola Stage with a 30-minute speech on the horrors [...]

By |October 13, 2017|Comments Off on Photos + Review: Day 3 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017

Photos: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 at Golden Gate Park

Emmylou Harris (photo: Ria Burman)

The end of September saw one of the final music festivals in the Bay Area come to Golden Gate Park, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.  The festival is [...]

By |October 10, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 at Golden Gate Park

The Bay Abridged: Sept 30 – Oct 6

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a [...]

By |October 7, 2015|Comments Off on The Bay Abridged: Sept 30 – Oct 6

The HSB Silent Disco experience

Beckoned by the alluring movements of a diverse pack of fenced in dancers, I wandered my way up past the Hardly Strictly festival crowds into a eucalyptus grove lending its [...]

By |October 5, 2015|2 Comments

Photos: Highlights from Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014

Last weekend, an estimated 700,000 people flocked to Golden Gate Park for the 2014 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival. Here are some weekend highlights from our man MBL.

Buckwheat Zydeco rockin' [...]

By |October 7, 2014|2 Comments
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    Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

A new exhibition is opening at the Contemporary Jewish Museum starting September 18th: Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman. While Hellman passed away back in 2011, his mark on the local [...]

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    Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 announces lineup, with Yo La Tengo, Sharon Van Etten, Thao, Sun Kil Moon

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 announces lineup, with Yo La Tengo, Sharon Van Etten, Thao, Sun Kil Moon

Remaining true to its name, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014's just-announced lineup is a diverse roster of bands set to perform in Golden Gate Park from October 3-5. The full [...]

By |August 26, 2014|Comments Off on Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 announces lineup, with Yo La Tengo, Sharon Van Etten, Thao, Sun Kil Moon

Review & Photos: Sunday at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2013

By Sunday morning, delirium set in, two full days at the fest with surprising heat. I experienced flashbacks to the New Orleans Jazz Fest and when I found [...]

By |October 9, 2013|4 Comments
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