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

Review & Photos: Saturday at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2013

Welcome back ya'll! I do hope you enjoyed Chapter 1. Chapter 2 begins bright and early on Saturday, back at the Arrow stage with Kat Edmonson. [...]

By |October 8, 2013|1 Comment

Review & Photos: Friday at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2013

CAUTION: this post represents only the 1st of 3 chapters. Get yerself a whiskey and set a spell.

It's 1:15 and the wine boxes are flowing. The [...]

By |October 7, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Friday at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2013

Photos: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2013, Days 2 and 3

Editor's Note: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass fell on a gorgeous weekend this year, and some of our staff photographers were able to capture the festivities. Enjoy!

Saturday, Day 2
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    Playlist: Twenty reasons to go to Hardly Strictly this weekend

Playlist: Twenty reasons to go to Hardly Strictly this weekend

The full stage-by-stage schedule is out for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2013, and it's yet another reminder of what a special treat this festival is. While you're developing your HSB [...]

By |October 2, 2013|Comments Off on Playlist: Twenty reasons to go to Hardly Strictly this weekend
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